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Can someone suggest a good javascript book? I already purchased one by
Wrox entitled "Profession al Javascript for Web Developers". Could
someone also give me their review of this book? Thanks a lot.

Jan 18 '06 #1
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I liked Javascript Bible too

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...books&v=glance

Jan 18 '06 #2
Joel Byrd wrote:
Can someone suggest a good javascript book?

<snip>

By and large javascript books are bad; incomplete, out of date,
factually and technically false, recommending and demonstrating
practices that range from the inadvisable to the positively harmful, and
so on.

By a large margin, the least bad javascript book is "JavaScript : The
Definitive Guide", by David Flanagan (ISBN:0-596-00048-0).

Richard.
Jan 18 '06 #3
Richard Cornford wrote:

By a large margin, the least bad javascript book is "JavaScript : The
Definitive Guide", by David Flanagan (ISBN:0-596-00048-0).


As far as I know, the most recent edition of that is the 4th, with a pub
date of Jan 2002. Is it still reasonably up to date? Is there something
more recent that is comparable, since I like that series?

Christine
Jan 19 '06 #4
Jim

"Richard Cornford" <Ri*****@litote s.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:dq******** ***********@new s.demon.co.uk.. .
Joel Byrd wrote:
Can someone suggest a good javascript book?

<snip>

By and large javascript books are bad; incomplete, out of date,
factually and technically false, recommending and demonstrating
practices that range from the inadvisable to the positively harmful, and
so on.

By a large margin, the least bad javascript book is "JavaScript : The
Definitive Guide", by David Flanagan (ISBN:0-596-00048-0).


Since this is true of most programming books, wouldn't pointers to
javascript websites be more helpful (even though that is not what the OP
asked for)?

I'd surely be interested in javascript tutorials, source code libraries,
etc. online in up-to-date websites. Know of any?
Jan 19 '06 #5
Jim said the following on 1/19/2006 12:31 AM:
"Richard Cornford" <Ri*****@litote s.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:dq******** ***********@new s.demon.co.uk.. .
Joel Byrd wrote:
Can someone suggest a good javascript book? <snip>

By and large javascript books are bad; incomplete, out of date,
factually and technically false, recommending and demonstrating
practices that range from the inadvisable to the positively harmful, and
so on.

By a large margin, the least bad javascript book is "JavaScript : The
Definitive Guide", by David Flanagan (ISBN:0-596-00048-0).


Since this is true of most programming books, wouldn't pointers to
javascript websites be more helpful (even though that is not what the OP
asked for)?


No, as most javascript websites are 10 times worse than any book ever
written.
I'd surely be interested in javascript tutorials, source code libraries,
etc. online in up-to-date websites. Know of any?


tutorials? None worth reading.
Libraries? http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/

--
Randy
comp.lang.javas cript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq & newsgroup weekly
Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Jan 19 '06 #6

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