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    Question Need JavaScript book recommendation.


    Could someone recommend a good book on JavaScript. Maybe something you've read and found easy to use. The book I have now is too difficult to teach myself with.

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    The book I started off with is the visual quickstart guide.
    Javascript for the world wide web
    Its bascially full of simple examples, great as a starting point and once you get to grips with the basics a great way to experiment. I believe it's now in it's fourth edition. I would add that this is simple copy from book stuff and doesn't cover the language in details it's designed to get you started and using javascript
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    Thumbs up JavaScript Goodies


    I found the Joe Burns JavaScript Goodies very helpful. Great book...
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    Javascript Bible. No doubt about it. Even God sees that it is good!

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    Originally posted by binky
    Javascript Bible. No doubt about it. Even God sees that it is good!

    I understand that the book is labeled bible but I don't think god gives a crap about our perky books, He's probably working on a lawsuit for using his trademark on the label
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    Probably not, because if she/he is all knowing then he/she probably doesn't need to learn JavaScript as he/she will already know and could probably teach us a thing or two.

    As to whether or not the term 'Bible' is a registered trademark or not, I don't know, I wonder if anyone can enlighten us.
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    That's actually something to argue about. How well would God know JavaScript? After all, wasn't our invention? Where did He learn to write JavaScript?

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    Well God is supposed to be all knowing so I guess there's no learning process. I think the principle is that it wasn't our invention but the invention was merely put in our heads by the greater intelligence.
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    Oh boy... Talking about going the hard way. Why not just come out of his hole and invent it himself. Think about it, he'd get huge publicity from it. Headlines: God Invents a Revolutionary, Client-Side, Scripting Language.

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    Whoever said the almighty was that clued up??
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    I'm not sure, but I'm sure someone did...
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    Well, using the above principle, it was God who gave somebody the know-how to invent Netscape Navigator. I rest my case.
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    Originally posted by Datamike
    I found the Joe Burns JavaScript Goodies very helpful. Great book...
    That's the book I'm thinking of getting. I'm already very familiar with his writing style, I have the HTML Goodies book, so, that will make the transition to learning JavaScript just that much easier.
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    I haven't heard "Pure JavaScript" mentioned. It's a code intensive reference...which means you get a reference with loads of examples. It's Sams publication. It's not really a beginners book but then JavaScript isn't that difficult to learn.

    It's now the only book I use. It's especially good on Browser compatability...and it includes server side JavaScript too. You could do worse than having a look at it first before you buy anything else.
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    If you're a bit worried about getting a reference instead of an intro book then there is an excellent introduction (Voodoo's Intro To JavaScript by Stefan Koch) to JavaScript at:

    http://rummelplatz.uni-mannheim.de/~...s/tutorial.htm

    The whole thing is available in PDF format...and there isn't that much to print...which is amazing considering what he manages to cover.
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