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    The Best JavaScript book u bought?

    A few years back when I was in the U.S. I stumbled across this JavaScript book.

    I got 4 right now, one from Orielly, 2 from Wrox and this one.

    It's called 'Learn Advanced JavaScript Programming' from Yehuda Shiran & Tomer Shiran.

    Although the title says it's an advanced book, IMO i thought it was pretty much geared to the novice.

    This is an old book, and I've had it for like 5 years and it's the defacto book I turn to whenever I need JavaScript help or reference.

    You can buy it from Amazon from $14.98
    http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Javas...3249772&sr=1-1

    enjoy.

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    I have Orielly's 5th edition, by flannigan. Its working well for me. Im also hooked on the Douglas Crockford's classes on yahoo.

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    With all the changes to JavaScript over the past five years a book that is five years old is probably full of all the old ways of using JavaScript that should no longer be used and probably doesn't mention any of the new better ways to do it.

    "Simply JavaScript" from Sitepoint is probably the best book currently available for beginners, Flannigan's book is the best JavaScript reference, and "JavaScript for Web Developers" by Nicholas Zakas (Wrox) is probably the best one for experienced programmers looking to learn JavaScript.
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    Well, in all honesty, I think that the book from Shiran & Shiran is one of the best books u can buy for JavaScript.

    Nothing much has changed in the core language of JavaScript besides the use of Exceptions & the DOM

    It's pretty much a classic, and will probably be just as good for the beginner as well.

    The authors do an outstanding job of introducing & teaching the language & then moving on to it's applications.

    They're both husband and wife and one is (or atleast was) a development manager at Intel Israel, with a Ph.D from Stanford and the other President & CEO of Netscent Corporation.

    I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park.

    They work u to death, but they also make u the best.

    "JavaScript for Web Developers" by Nicholas Zakas (Wrox) is probably the best one for experienced programmers looking to learn JavaScript.
    Believe it or not, I wouldn't buy a Wrox Press Book even if it were at 90&#37; off. All of mine just sit there collecting dust.

    Flannigan's book is the best JavaScript reference
    It's a very good book, but Shiran & Shiran's is the Bomb.
    Last edited by linkspub.com; Oct 24, 2007 at 17:39.


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