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JavaScript in Easy Steps

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JavaScript in easy steps instructs readers of any skill level how to add functionality and dynamic effects to webpages. Written by expert Mike McGrath, the book contains separate chapters on all major features of the JavaScript language, with code examples and browser screenshots illustrating each. Now in its fourth edition, this popular title is updated for Web 2.0 and in...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by In Easy Steps Limited (first published January 1st 2001)
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This book isn't worth the paper on which it's printed, unless you're already a developer. If you aren't, don't bother. McGrath introduces concepts with little to no explanation, tells you to type something in, says it should do X, then moves on to the next thing. An average of two pages per concept, with the code descriptions.

He doesn't address best practices (at least, not a quarter of the way through the book). He always puts the scripts in the head of the document, which is (according to oth...more
Rachel Nabors
I bought this book way back in 2003 because it was cheap, and I was interested in JavaScript, specifically doing "cool stuff" with JavaScript. This book, however, was not a cookbook but a primer. So I quickly grew bored with its back-to-basics examples that lacked real-world applications or flash.

Seven years later, when visiting my mother I rediscovered this book on a shelf with all my other school books at a time when I'm very keen to learn the basics of JavaScript. Now it seems like a brillian...more
Khuram Malik
I just find this book a little too plain and a little too basic even if i am new to programming. I wanted something a little more involved than just brushing over the concepts.

I think it serves as a nice reference, but then again for reference, you can always use google.
After reading the first part of this book, I just decided to learn it online. I've gone through too many books that barely explain a lot.
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