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  • Paperback: 1100 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Sixth Edition edition (May 13 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596805527
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596805524
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 17.8 x 6.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Y. Lu on Feb. 18 2013
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Likes:

1. Absolutely an encyclopaedia of javascript, great reference book, covered most of the fundamentals and advanced features of the language.
2. If you are already familiar with the language, need to quickly lookup some thing, this is the book to have.

Dislikes:

1. If you are beginner trying to learn the language, this is not the book to get you a good start. (If you do, it will more feel like learning English using an Oxford dictionary, IMHO)

2. The structure of the book is awkward in many instances, contents about a certain topic are scattered throughout the book, the chapters will refer to each other all over the map, making it hard for readers to easily get the entire picture. For instance, on the topic of "Constructor functions", the content is scattered in chapter 4, chapter 6, chapter 8 and chapter 9, and within each chapter, it is covered in different sections. If you, like me, wants to get a complete picture about this topic, you will be sent to jump back and forth among 4 chapters, 9 sections, not a pleasant learning experience and not effective either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom West on July 11 2011
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Perhaps too large to make it an ideal reference work, it's a wonderful learning guide for an intermediate to senior programmer needing to learn Javascript. Seems to cover all the applications I can imagine using Javascript for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Saad on June 3 2011
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I learnt a lot from that book. I think it's the first time I understood what "closure" means! A lot of great tips about OO in javascript. The jQuery coverage is really good too.

Now, what you will not find in that book: even if there is a chapter about server-side Javascript, it's just a short introduction...Don't expect to become an node or Rhino expert.
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