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Fri Apr 15 00:53:28 ADT 2011
Looks like the 3rd edition hasn't been released yet: the page Daniel linked
to mentions a "Pre-order price guarantee", and gives the publication date as
"Dec 6 2011". Though that may be a typo. The [second edition] was
published in 2001, making it more or less obsolete these days.
author of the [jslint](http://jslint.com/) syntax checker). He's a bit
particular and opinionated about certain things, but nevertheless provides a
good overview of the language's core concepts. Higher-level things like
choosing a framework or performing specific tasks are not covered; this book
just focuses on the language itself. He focuses a lot on things like using
closure for encapsulation and other FP-influenced techniques.
For online references, I find the MDC docs helpful. Although they are
they are thorough about denoting which methods, etc. are extensions from
ECMAScript3 / JS1.5. It looks like they've (partially?) updated this to
show what's in ECMAScript 5: e.g. the entry for [Object.create] shows that
it has been assigned the "ECMAScript5" tag, but its entry in the [Object]
2011/4/14 Daniel Morrison <draker at gmail.com>
> quite useful. Depends which edition. The 3rd edition covers 'Ajax and
> HTML5' so it sounds reasonably up to date, and cheaper than the 2nd
> edition on Amazon. However there are no reviews.
> Personally I'd save the $40 and consult a free online reference. But I
> like online references better than the dead tree versions.
> paper weight, or a shim for a wonky bit of furniture, etc. but it may
> prove expensive compared to a cheaper book, or even a block of wood or
> a rock. But you can't fold paper airplanes from the leaves of a rock,
> so the book does have its advantages.
> Note that I haven't actually used this book for any purpose, so you
> may want to Google search for the opinions people who have. Some
> reviews of the 1st and 2nd editions appear very positive.
> and engaging way"
> "not a book for pure novices"
> "only read through chapter 12, but I've learned more from this book
> "writing is tight, the code samples are well crafted and
> self-contained and I've only found four mistakes in 400 pages of text"
> "pleasantly written and easy to read, but unfortunately there are some
> "Inheritence is barely mentioned. There is no explanation at all of
> how to invoke the parent constructor with parameters. Exceptions are
> not explained at all in the first part of the book"
> tried were portable"
> Complete Reference" Thomas Powell review' on Google provides a link
> (fourth one) where the 1st edition of the ebook can be
> stolen^H^H^H^H^H^Hdownloaded (rar'd pdf).
> On 14 April 2011 10:02, David Potter <dlpotter at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> > by Thomas Powell" stand?
> > David
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