5th Edition. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 5th. Edition. By David Flanagan programmer’s guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters. This Fifth Edition is completely revised and expanded to cover JavaScript as it is used in today’s Web applications. This book is both an example-driven. Book review by | Publisher: O’Reilly, David Flanagan (August ). “JavaScript The Definitive Guide 5th edition” has arrived (Aug ) as it.

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Short and specific books such as the ones in “You Don’t know JS” are easier to write, publish and maintain. Abused freedom is not good. Overall this book is great, recommended for beginners. So, if you search for books on the said topic, you will be surprised to reveal over 2, items. This Fifth Edition is completely revised and expanded to cover JavaScript as it is used in today’s Web 2. And this is the first js book that i have ever read, which I fell lucky, because it teaches me the good habbits of programming js from the beginning.

The new tech-assisted approach that requires half the effort Mark Myers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The core JavaScript part is comprehensive but a little bit boring, but the problem is caused by the language, not the book. The black ribbon that runs across the top right corner of this book’s cover advertises to the readers what’s new in this edition: I have since never opened it once.


Three sections of the creation by Marijn Haverbeke a polyglot of machine languages and pluralistically the author cover the information about JS, its usage in the browser, and the overview of Node.

Cookies and ClientSide Persistence. If you are already a JavaScript programmer, Part I will sharpen your skills and deepen your understanding of the language.

A worthwhile book if you are immersing yourself in this technology.

O’Reilly, David Flanagan August To ask other readers questions about JavaScriptplease jxvascript up. I am a little confused It took me a month to read through the book. It took me a while. Jan 25, Erik Mattheis rated it really liked it. It documents every class, object, constructor, method, function, property, and constant defined by JavaScript 1.

He is an author of a series of popular and effective books dedicated to specific areas of the language. This book is both an example-driven programmer’s guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters that explain everything you need to know to get the most out of JavaScript, including:.

There are many, many sample implementations and answers to some common gotchas throughout. As for reference – Google is faster than cracking this thing open and trying to figure it out from there. Consistence is a problem. But this level of detail has its downside as well. Obviously, one can find JavaScript books for beginners, as well as experienced users.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition

You can tell that Flanagan put a lot of thoughtful work into the re-write. So I haven’t covered all the falnagan or followed the order. Nevertheless, the background is a prerequisite for a successful activity.


I didn’t rate the book higher, because of the chapters that present DOM scripting lack structure. In the era of epidemic computerization and digitalization, a book in an accustomed meaning of the word became an out-of-date notion.

Zakas can be easier to digest, I think; but Flanagan also offers this really nice API reference guide in the bottom half of the book. Although this book has every object method and property in it, the limited number of examples aren’t very good.

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It covers almost every topic. I feel the book should’ve covered the event loop which is fundamental in order to completely understand JavaScript’s single threaded execution and event processing. Do not be afraid to miss anything since all material is supported by practical exercises for the better comprehension.

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Because The jQuery information is little more than 50 pages, covering 1. Moreover, a tutorial form of the text allows focusing on required points and extracting the core information from a certain chapter.

I can barely get through a few pages at a time without my brain feeling fried. Lists with This Book. Its name is JavaScript. Chapters are dedicated to introducing certain essential subjects like scripted media and graphics, jQuery library and others.

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