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    SitePoint Addict michaelwheaton's Avatar
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    I have been making websites for a while and I know HTMl and graphics software as well as the other knowledge for creating a website. I want to get more experienced with coding JavaScript and CGI, any books that you would recommend?

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    Here's what I recommend:

    JavaScript: JavaScript Bible

    Perl/CGI: Programming Perl by Larry Wall

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    Say WHA?! goober's Avatar
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    Beginning Active Server Pages 3.0, by Wrox.

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    Any Visual Startup Guide is good for simple, easy to understand examples!

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    For Javascript I would recommend the JavaScript Bible by Danny Goodman.

    If you then want to learn Java, then Beginning Java 2 by Ivor Horton is a great place to start.
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    I like Instant HTML 4.0 Edition: Programmers Reference. Thanks to Wayne for that.
    Last edited by mjames; Mar 7, 2001 at 19:50.

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    I guess it all depends if you have programming experience...

    For example my self, I have been studing c,c++ for a few years now, so when I choose a book I try and choose something that is simular and doesn't dwell at beginner concepts.

    For example: If you are new to programming ... Like fresh off the boat, I would recomend getting a Programming book. Something that will go over the complexity of If statements, for loops, while, do->while, case ...... Once you have a firm grasp of the basic concepts learning something like CGI(Perl, PHP,JSP, ASP .....) Will be ALOT easier.

    Now recomending a book. Personally I like JavaScript Bible what ever edition. It goes over everything, but it shows TONS of examples, and it is easy to understand.

    For PHP, I would recomend Professional PHP Programming, it puts a little more complexity into the beginner concepts, shows how to set up apahce and php together, shows you beginner concepts and advanced comcepts at the right time in the book. I was impressed.

    Perl, there are tons. C++ I would recomend taking a course if you could, there is a lot to grasp (past the beginnner) and it is a lot easier to take a course then learn it on your own.

    Hope this helps.


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