Best JavaScript Books
“Nearly all of the books about JavaScript are quite awful. They contain errors, poor examples, and promote bad practices. Important features of the language are often explained poorly, or left out entirely. I have reviewed dozens of JavaScript books, and I can only recommend one: JavaScript: The Definitive Guide (5th Edition) by David Flanagan.” ­— Douglas Crockford
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Comments (showing 1-4 of 4) (4 new)

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message 1: by Rob (new)

Rob What the heck is "Programming Perl" doing at the #1 position in the "Best JavaScript Books" list?


message 2: by Ulina (last edited Jul 15, 2012 10:05AM) (new)

Ulina Although I like Perl, that Perl book does not belong in a list about the best Javascript books.


message 3: by Alex Bolotov (new)

Alex Bolotov FIXME :) duplicate:
JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
by David Flanagan


message 4: by Gajus (last edited Jan 06, 2013 07:45PM) (new)

Gajus Kuizinas I have written a review/ comparison of 5 JavaScript books highlighting the weaknesses and strengths of every book. http://anuary.com/68/the-best-javascr... The best book about JavaScript depends on what you are looking to learn (familiarising with syntax/ function reference, exploring different patterns or solving particular issues, such as legacy browser support and DOM manipulation). It should help the reader to pick the best book about JavaScript for his intentions. It covers 3 of the books on this list.


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