In the bookstore I saw a JS book by Shelly Powers (O'reilly) which, flipping through it, seemed a sort of go-straight through the DOM and Do Stuff book, which might be useful.
Agreed, even though I don't understand half of what's in Good Parts, when looking for code examples online I can use the back part to recognise what to avoid. Also, logic-flow diagrams++.
The Definitive Guide and The Good Parts get a definite two thumbs up from me.
6th Edition already for Rhino?? Dayum, that's fast. I has 5 and it mostly updated DOM stuff.
I doubt a "beginners" book can cover everything a professional front-ender should know, assuming said Front-ender isn't working in an environment where the extent of JS knowledge doesn't need to go further than how to copy others' scripts and modify them accordingly, or write very small things.
You can't. Everyone's an object, lawlz. Though you can also just make everything a function (functional programming) but functions are objects.
Originally Posted by AndrewCooper
You see that, people? I can haz sfeer of Influence! Lawlz!