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4.0 out of 5 stars Finally, javascript without the cheap tricks......, Sept. 17 2002
This review is from: JavaScript Application Cookbook (Paperback)
After working through the first chapter (site search engine) I felt that this was a book work reading. It isn't a beginner's book, but anyone with intermediate javascript skills and an interest in using client-side processing will pick up a good amount of useful techniques and some needed perspective on how client-side scripting can be a powerful asset.
The code could be better (as could anyone's). There is a strong focus on using local variables instead of global and the naming conventions make following the logic from one function to the next a little difficult. This, however, does not diminish the value of the concepts presented.
To use the book, you "MUST" download the files. Not only are they a lot easier to read, you can comment them extensively as you go and pick up logic bits.
An inportant suggestion is to not blow through the example application too quickly. If you take the time to take them apart, modify them and reassemble, you will pick up much more than just running them reading the code and moving on.
I wish there were more books that presented the business functionality of javascript and how it can be used to handle many of the things that are being passed to server-side processing.
I bought it, used it and would buy it again...
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