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Need good javascript tutorial for programmers

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Hello folks --

I would like a JavaScript tutorial for programmers. By this I mean that
I'd like to know the language "fundamentals" /first/ and then learn about
the "web stuff".
This is because I came accross some articles claiming that JavaScript is,
in fact, quite full of interesting capabilities (closures, higher-order
functions, anonymous funtions, even object can be supported as in OOP).
Can anyone recommend me a tutorial that goes beyond the "Look! Ma! I put a
pop-up window in here!"?
I'm interested in this because of the Mozilla framewrok for applications
(based on a triad of JavaScript, XUL and CSS).

TIA

Zac
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Hi,

Anonymous wrote:
Hello folks --

I would like a JavaScript tutorial for programmers. By this I mean that
I'd like to know the language "fundamentals" /first/ and then learn about
the "web stuff".
This is because I came accross some articles claiming that JavaScript is,
in fact, quite full of interesting capabilities (closures, higher-order
functions, anonymous funtions, even object can be supported as in OOP).
Can anyone recommend me a tutorial that goes beyond the "Look! Ma! I put a
pop-up window in here!"?
I'm interested in this because of the Mozilla framewrok for applications
(based on a triad of JavaScript, XUL and CSS).

TIA

Zac


I highly recommend "JavaScript, the definitive guide" at O'Reilly. Get
the 4th edition.

Laurent
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Jul 20 '05 #2

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Anonymous <Nobody> writes:
Can anyone recommend me a tutorial that goes beyond the "Look! Ma! I put a
pop-up window in here!"?


Not a tutorial, but a survey of the language.
<URL:http://www.crockford.com/#javascript>

The survey is good for getting a grasp of the language if you already
know most of the concepts from other languages, and the rest of the
articles are also worth reading.
(in case Douglas Crockford is too modest to post the link it himself)

/L
--
Lasse Reichstein Nielsen - lr*@hotpop.com
Art D'HTML: <URL:http://www.infimum.dk/HTML/randomArtSplit.html>
'Faith without judgement merely degrades the spirit divine.'
Jul 20 '05 #3

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as someone pointed out in reply to another post recently, the netscape
javascript documentation is also good in this respect.

The ultimate reference is the ECMAScript specification. however, it's really
only aimed at those producing their own implementation so I wouldn't bother
with it.

"Lasse Reichstein Nielsen" <lr*@hotpop.com> wrote in message
news:3c**********@hotpop.com...
Anonymous <Nobody> writes:
Can anyone recommend me a tutorial that goes beyond the "Look! Ma! I put a pop-up window in here!"?


Not a tutorial, but a survey of the language.
<URL:http://www.crockford.com/#javascript>

The survey is good for getting a grasp of the language if you already
know most of the concepts from other languages, and the rest of the
articles are also worth reading.
(in case Douglas Crockford is too modest to post the link it himself)

/L
--
Lasse Reichstein Nielsen - lr*@hotpop.com
Art D'HTML: <URL:http://www.infimum.dk/HTML/randomArtSplit.html>
'Faith without judgement merely degrades the spirit divine.'

Jul 20 '05 #4

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