Top 10 JavaScript Books for Beginners

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They say “it’s better late than never!” so if you haven’t looked at pure JavaScript you might want to check some out it will improve your jQuery coding and core JavaScript skills all round. If your just starting up trying to learn JavaScript, today’s post is just what exactly you’re looking for! A list of 10 Beginner JavaScript Books for (some of these books are available as eBooks too). These JS Books are in random order so just to give you a comprehensive list to help you pick the right book for you. Have fun!

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1. JavaScript Programmer’s Reference (by Alexei White)

This is the combination of tutorial book and a reference guide, so you can learn everything about utilizing the JavaScript programming language such as the core features of JavaScript, including types, objects, operators, syntax, and regular expressions, work with function and object.

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2. Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery (by Richard York)

You will learn in this book on how to quickly get started utilizing the JavaScript jQuery framework, through code syntax highlighting system. And from its content, you will learn many basic, interesting concepts about jQuery such as: installation, testing code, handle the array, etc…

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3. JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook, 2nd edition (by Danny Goodman)

The new edition of this book offers bite-sized solutions to very specific scripting problems that web developers commonly face. Each recipe includes a focused piece of code that you can insert right into your application.

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4. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition (by David Flanagan)

You will know about the theory and syntax of JavaScript in the first part of this eBook including 22 chapters and covers everything about the JavaScript programming language from statements, functions, objects to arrays, windows and frames. In the second part you will see the Core JavaScript reference and in the third part gives you the overview about Server-side JavaScripts, along with W3C DOM properties and functions that will be of interest to both client and server-side coders.

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5. JavaScript Goodies (by Joe Burns & Andree Growney)

The author of this book shows you how to master the basics of JavaScript and how to program your Web site to work the way you want most. Learn to master the basics of JavaScript.

JavaScript Goodies

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6. How to Do Everything With JavaScript (by Scott Duffy)

Learn how to write basic to advanced JavaScript applications by step-by-step live demos/examples. This JavaScript eBook includes three parts, 15 chapters; give you one fully, friendly, solutions-oriented guide for JavaScript problems.

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7. Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours (by Michael Moncur)

JavaScript is one of the easiest, most straightforward ways to enhance a Web site with interactivity. Learn all everything about the JavaScript programming language by easy-to-understand tutorials. This book includes material on the latest developments in JavaScript and Web scripting.

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8. JavaScript: A Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition (by John Pollock)

From this eBook, you’ll able to learn the latest JavaScript features, how to add interactivity and special effects to Web sites, and work with XHTML Transitional … along with John Pollock through step-by-step tutorials.

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9. Beginning JavaScript, 3rd Edition (by Paul Wilton & Jeremy McPeak)

This book aims to teach you all you need to know to start experimenting with JavaScript: what it is, how it works, and what you can do with it. Starting from the basic syntax, you’ll move on to learn how to create powerful web applications. Don’t worry if you’ve never programmed before—this book will teach you all you need to know, step by step.

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10. JavaScript Step by Step (by Steve Suehring)

You don’t need to have programming experience to learn this eBook. Throughout its content, you will be taught about the JavaScript programming language step by step with easy-to-follow exercises, examples, codes…

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