We asked SitePoint authors what developer toys they would want for Christmas, then managed to source them — without relying on Santa.
Why I wanted this book
The experience so far
The book surpassed my expectations. David (a senior researcher at Mozilla and serving member of the TC39 committee) takes us on an in-depth tour of the language, covering everything from prototype-based object-oriented programming to JS programming patterns and idioms. Along the way, he illuminates many of the language’s pitfalls whilst providing a wealth of realistic use cases. Doubly pleasing was the fact that the book is structured around 68 “items”, meaning that it can be dipped into at will, read in any order and/or used as a reference book.
As a self-taught coder this book has helped me fill several gaps in my knowledge. It is well-written, concise (200 pages) and I can heartily recommend it to anyone wanting to take their JS skills to the next level.