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Great for reference, not a great book for learning
on February 18, 2013
2. If you are already familiar with the language, need to quickly lookup some thing, this is the book to have.
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.