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Pro JavaScript Techniques

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  184 ratings  ·  16 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 fundamen
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Paperback, 359 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Apress (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mark
Jun 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Chapters 2 and 3 are great. The rest is a review of many other sites on the internet.
Theopract
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's ok for absolute beginners or maybe to refresh knowledge after long break.
Seto Elkahfi
OK, this pretty-old book is closing my 2016 Reading Challenge.

It's written before Google Chrome, in the early days of jQuery. Reading this book give me understanding how JavaScript framework -jQuery particularly, since the author is its creator- is working under the hood.

Nobody codes jQuery anymore, you might say. It is true. Ten years (since this book published) is like forever in software engineering fields. Today, the technique mentioned in this book can be easily done with the help of moder
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Chris Wood
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: technology, ux-ui
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.
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Craig Cecil
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: computers
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
Will Meurer
Mar 26, 2010 rated it liked it
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
Mar 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, own, tech
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.
Rusty
Apr 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
Amit Saurav
Apr 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: computer-science
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.
Hazem Saleh
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book about JavaScript Techniques by the jQuery Creator.
Ant
May 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: computing
Interesting.
Mark Howard
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You will learn the guts of javascript which is what is needed to be a ninja.
Nathan
Apr 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tools
Written by the author of jQuery, the foremost library in use today. Advanced techniques that any JavaScript programmer should know.
Naim Hammadi
A really good book for intermediate/ advanced javascript developers
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