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Paperback Instant JavaScript Book

ISBN: 1861001274

ISBN13: 9781861001276

Instant JavaScript

A crash course in JavaScript language for developers with HTML knowledge, this book covers Dynamic HTML, the new JavaScript standard, ECMAScript, and both Netscape's and Microsoft's JavaScript... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Book on Javascript for PROGRAMMERS

Upon purchasing this book I scanned throug most alternatives. They were often too heavy too trivial and too narrow.This was the only book that offered a clear and consice guide of Javascript and how it interacts with HTML, DHTML, Document Object and running server based programs. This is cruicial as Javascript is a language run in conjunction with all of these.The writing style is easy to follow and the auther is very organized presenting the concepts in a through way. In contrast to the other books on the market it is a) to the point b) covers most the technologies used in conjuction with javascript c) great as reference.The drawbacks with the book are: - Shouldn't be used by NON PROGRAMMERS. Less emphasise is put on examples as on theory and understanding. - It is a bit old, should be updated - Would like more information on XML.

My favorite JS book, misleading title

Unless your are a complete beginner, do not let the bad reviews stop you from buying this book. Instant JavaScript can give you great insight into the language. Here is what it is not:a) A step by step cookbook for people who buy "Dummies" or "In 21-15-5 days" brand books.b) A complete reference (if you need that you can get O'reilly book or find a searchable online reference.Remember, Wrox(this book's publisher) motto is "Programmer to Programmer". And this book is truly in this spirit. My favorite chapter is #7, called "Disappearing Data". Reading it is like listening to an experienced JavaScripter explaining all the pitfalls of the language. Chapter 6 - "Privacy, Security and Cookies" was very useful to me too. Just these two chapters make this book worth buying.

Non-Programmer's should buy end-user software anyway.

This book is exactly what it claims to be --"instant javascript." It details the language well and gives you great insight into uniting javascript with DHTML. Keep in mind javascript is a "scripting language." If you are not a programmer or do not like programming, you shouldn't be looking at this book anyway. Buy an end-user program to accomplish what you want.

A very useful book for the working programmer

I was new to the entire Internet development arena, so this book helped me a lot. It got me thinking about how JavaScript interrelates to Dynamic HTML. It gives you discussions about the kinds of things that you will have to worry about when you code real web pages. If you have one of the large reference books handy such as the Microsoft Web Technologies Reference, then this book makes a nice companion book to it. I wouldn't trade mine. It solved two of my current project's problems, so it was easily worth the money.

same style as instant html

If you loved Instant Html you'll also love this one. Very succinct (unlike that bloated Javascript Bible) to let you know what you need to get going.
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