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Fundamental book or tutorial on Javascript?

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My job requires me to do a lot of (browserside) javascript development in the
near future, so now I'm looking for a good reference on Javascript.

Specifically, I'm looking for a complete reference that:
- is written for people that already can program. ( I'm pretty decent
in Java, good in Delphi/C/C++)
- approach the subject from a language describing perspective, and not
ad-hoc geared at newbies. (so a K&R/Stroustrup,Lakos,Wirth kind
of book, including rail diagrams, grammar etc).
- Has up to date information on (browser) compability and standards.

So a book without in-24-hours-for-dummies in the title :-)
Jul 23 '05 #1
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Marco van de Voort wrote:
My job requires me to do a lot of (browserside) javascript
development in the near future, so now I'm looking for a good
reference on Javascript.

Specifically, I'm looking for a complete reference that:
- is written for people that already can program. ( I'm pretty decent
in Java, good in Delphi/C/C++)
- approach the subject from a language describing perspective, and not
ad-hoc geared at newbies. (so a K&R/Stroustrup,Lakos,Wirth kind
of book, including rail diagrams, grammar etc).
You won't find better than:-

"What books cover javascript?" - javascript: The Definitive Guide, 4th
Edition:-
<URL: http://jibbering.com/faq/#FAQ3_1 >

- but you don't have to look hard to find worse.
- Has up to date information on (browser) compability and standards.

<snip>

The last couple of months have seen new releases of Mozilla, Opera,
IceBrowser and Konqueror so completely up to date is not a realistic
expectation from a book. (on the other hand they are all W3C DOM
standard dynamic browsers so what you do find in the definitive guide
will still be applicable).

I would also recommend familiarising yourself with the resources linked
to from the FAQ (and the FAQ itself).

Richard.
Jul 23 '05 #2

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Marco van de Voort wrote:
My job requires me to do a lot of (browserside) javascript
development in the near future, so now I'm looking for a good
reference on Javascript.

Specifically, I'm looking for a complete reference that:
- is written for people that already can program. ( I'm pretty decent
in Java, good in Delphi/C/C++)


Since you have experience in class-base OOP languages, I suggest you to
check these links for Javascript-specific OO features, such as prototypes
etc:

http://www.crockford.com/javascript/javascript.html
http://www.javascriptkit.com/javatutors/oopjs.shtml

Berislav
--
If the Internet is a Marx Brothers movie, and Web, e-mail, and IRC are
Groucho, Chico, and Harpo, then Usenet is Zeppo.
Jul 23 '05 #3

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Berislav Lopac wrote:
Marco van de Voort wrote:
My job requires me to do a lot of (browserside) javascript
development in the near future, so now I'm looking for a good
reference on Javascript.

Specifically, I'm looking for a complete reference that:
- is written for people that already can program. ( I'm pretty decent
in Java, good in Delphi/C/C++)


Since you have experience in class-base OOP languages, I suggest you
to check these links for Javascript-specific OO features, such as
prototypes etc:

http://www.crockford.com/javascript/javascript.html
http://www.javascriptkit.com/javatutors/oopjs.shtml

Berislav


And especially http://www.crockford.com/javascript/inheritance.html

Berislav

--
If the Internet is a Marx Brothers movie, and Web, e-mail, and IRC are
Groucho, Chico, and Harpo, then Usenet is Zeppo.
Jul 23 '05 #4

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