Is this book a recent enough book to learn well JavaScript?

I learned JavaScript in a course a few years ago. Now I would like to start it from scratch, and cover all the aspects of this language. I found this book on O’Reilly that looks well known, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 7th Edition (David Flanagan). The publication date is May 2020. My questions: is May 2020 ok as publication date or should I look for something date 2021/2022? I just want to start very well and on a book, not online course. Of course, if you read this book and you didn’t like it, feel free to tell me, and suggest another one.

Thank you very much for your precious help, I hope it’s an appropriate question for this community.



I think it’s a fantastic book, definitely one to have in the library.

It’s section on fetch and promises is particularly good.

Thank you! dod you think that May 2020 is recent enough?

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If you are a person who is not much fond of books and gets bored easily while studying.“Head First Java” is all you need, and some of the other Best JavaScript Books are:

1.Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming.
2.JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development
3.JavaScript: The Good Parts
4.JavaScript: Novice to Ninja
5.Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript.

Hope this will help you.

Thank you

Thank you for your answer! Eloquent JavaScript is a terrible book, I wouldn’t suggest it.

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Yes I think so — it’s solid fundamentals in that book. The Definitve Guides have been a go to reference book for many years, so you can rely on them to be a trusted source of information.

For the few new features that may have been added to JS in the last couple of years, I would say you are talking a 10 minute read online.

Hi @gulshannegi94 , welcome to the forum.

Still have a few of those books in my library. A bit dated, but a fan of the Effective Javascript book.

Always had rave reviews. I have a copy myself, I really want to like it, but have struggled with it.

Thank you, you have been amazing! About “a go to reference book for many years”, is there a kind of book considered the same for PHP, a book considered the best from developers? I would like to take both. Thank you!

You’d probably be best asking that question in the PHP forum.

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Thank you very much Gandalf :slight_smile:

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