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Pro JavaScript Techniques

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  127 ratings  ·  14 reviews
"Pro JavaScript Techniques" is the ultimate JavaScript book for the modern web developer. It provides everything you need to know about modern JavaScript, and shows what JavaScript can do for your web sites. This book doesn't waste any time looking at things you already know, like basic syntax and structures.

Expert web developer and author John Resig concentrates on fundam...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Apress (first published August 22nd 2006)
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Mark
Chapters 2 and 3 are great. The rest is a review of many other sites on the internet.
Chris Wood
Although slightly dated, Resig's Pro Javascript Techniques does an excellent job explaining many of the basic building blocks of modern javascript libraries: DOM interaction, code minimization techniques, debugging tools, rich interactivity with timed behavior, and basic AJAX techniques for non-blocking server access. This is a very helpful book for anyone wanting a quick and basic overview.

That said, this book, given its date, does not spend much time covering closures, execution context (e.g....more
Craig Cecil
Let's get this straight right away: the author is John Resig, the creator of the jQuery library, so obviously this guy knows what he is talking about. And just like jQuery, Resig presents a solid base by describing how to write reusable, unobtrusive, object-oriented JavaScript code. Then, he gets right to it by providing chapter after chapter of real-world examples of how to build useful stuff from this base. While he doesn't use jQuery in his code examples, per se, along the way you will learn...more
Ant
Interesting.
Will Meurer
Good if you want to see how JavaScript frameworks are thought out and created. Not so useful if you know the language and are looking for architectural techniques. Resig is a decently terse writer though, so it's not as long-winded as JavaScript: The Definitive Guide. There are some incidental techniques that Resig uses that were pretty cool tricks to pick up.
Tom
As someone with only mediocre JavaScript skills, I found the book to be quite helpful. It's just like the title suggests: a collection of recipes and best practices for writing better JavaScript. However, the book probably isn't as useful for more advanced JavaScript programmers.
Amit Saurav
This book was simply awesome! Even if you know JavaScript as a language, this book teaches you how to harness the power of this language and take your projects to the next level. Totally loved it. Waiting for the next book by John Resig: Secrets of the JavaScript Ninjas. :)
Rick Toews
Useful concepts include namespacing, which mitigates the evil of global variables (cf., JavaScript: The Good Parts, Appendix A); and the distinction of public, private, and privileged methods within a JavaScript class.
Rusty
Apr 20, 2009 Rusty rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to understand javascript
This was by far the best book I've read to explain the document object model and Javascript namespaces.

This is the only Javascript book I've read cover to cover, all others are used for reference.
Ilyá Belsky
Feb 15, 2013 Ilyá Belsky rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: jquery killers
Shelves: computer-science
This book is too old.
Javascript techniques have a tendency to become old very quickly.
Today these techniques are hidden inside the libraries like jquery and an average front-end developer never uses them.
Nathan
Written by the author of jQuery, the foremost library in use today. Advanced techniques that any JavaScript programmer should know.
Mark Howard
You will learn the guts of javascript which is what is needed to be a ninja.
Hazem Saleh
Excellent book about JavaScript Techniques by the jQuery Creator.
Seto El Kahfi
From the father of jQuery
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