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In the past few years, JavaScript has rapidly expanded beyond the browser and today we use it for all kind of projects: from powerful web applications to web servers to making desktop games run in your browser. Beautiful JavaScript offer case studies that reveal unusual, carefully crafted solutions found by top JavaScript developers. You'll be able to look take a look at t ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published September 5th 2015 by O'Reilly Media (first published August 13th 2015)
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Bridgier
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Some of the chapters were interesting and well written, but there were WAY too many that like someone's blog post. ...more
Dan
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lots of useful JavaScript essays, most of which I had seen before in some form, but they would be useful to those with less experience in there language. And then there was the magical Jenn Schiffer chapter, which is similar in tone to her other JavaScript satire.

I have to say, it's on the expensive side for what it is. If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript covers many of the same themes, and most of the material is available elsewhere, even if written differently.
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Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some chapters I didn't understand at all, other chapters where pure genius. (I've a very limited knowledge of javascript....) ...more
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