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By Kevin Yank

Simply JavaScript

By Kevin Yank
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It’s aliiiiiiiiiive! The first copies of Simply JavaScript—SitePoint’s latest book, co-written by Cameron Adams and me—have arrived! And if you’ll forgive my obvious bias, it looks awesome.

I’m so proud of what Cameron and I have achieved with this book. We knew from the beginning that it wasn’t worthwhile writing another beginner’s JavaScript book unless we could produce something really special, and we definitely have.

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Simply JavaScript teaches the technology with unprecedented clarity, featuring loads of color illustrations and advice on how to use JavaScript the right way in the real world.

Full color illustrations throughout

It’s also a surprisingly entertaining read, although I’ll admit our sense of humor is a little odd at times. On one occasion, we had to fight to keep a joke in when the proofreader had crossed it out with the note “not funny” in the margin. All the same, I daresay it’s the funniest book SitePoint has published to date, which is saying a lot!

The first chapter of the book, The Three Layers of the Web, is currently the feature article on sitepoint.com. The first three chapters of the book are available to download in PDF format for free.

Happy reading! I look forward to hearing what you think in SitePoint’s new book feedback forum.

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