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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Feb 13, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a decent figure for the language with a more than 20 years history. Judging from the title, the publication is clearly not the choice for a novice. But on page it goes into the deep stuff to explain how Javascript works.

The Window Object – window. I don’t know if I could. And a rhino on the cover for the kids. Perhaps it will be my desk book for the next few months. The author, Mark Myers, used to be in shoes of his target audience because he had experienced troubles with learning this stuff several years ago.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition

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, This almost pages source of knowledge will explain the idea of browser model, the DOM, and other fundamental features and concepts of the language to the readers.

I feel the javascgipt should’ve covered the event loop which is fundamental in order to completely understand JavaScript’s single threaded execution and event processing. If you are already a JavaScript programmer, Part I will sharpen your skills and deepen your understanding of the language. However chapters about the core JS principles will be actually forever.


Every little intimate detail of JavaScript is covered by the author in this comprehensive review of the scripting language. The broad and deep coverage of client-side JavaScript is illustrated with many sophisticated examples that demonstrate how to: It was amazing at the time now it needs to be updated.

Forms and Form Elements. I don’t “do” Javascript to speak of.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide – David Flanagan – Google Books

Naturally, everyone is entitled to have own opinion on whether ES5 is an outdated edition or not. The core JavaScript part is comprehensive but a little bit boring, but the problem is caused by the language, not the book.

They look more like collections of best practices and not something organized, one could get a basic idea out of. When we talk about JS learning, the number of books dedicated to this language is impressive. I This book has been on my shelf for five years.

Naturally, any practical experience foresees a subsequent learning javascipt versatile tricks and pitfalls. Jun 24, Thadd rated it it was ok. It does more than cover the core JavaScript language and goes into details about using JavaScript in the context of a web browser client.

Part I explains the core JavaScript language in detail. And this is the first js book that i have ever read, which I fell lucky, because it teaches definitivf the good habbits of programming js from the beginning. So I haven’t covered all the chapters or followed the order.

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The trees will thank you for it. Even if the newest edition comes out today, tomorrow you’ll read about 5 new technologies that you’ll try out. Easy to read, easy to use. Functions – Calling functions as functions definitie non-strict mode: Although this book has every object method and property in it, the limited number of examples aren’t very good.


Six chapters placed on pages will be a decent ediiton to your substantial bundle of knowledge.

The quality of teaching sources was so frustrating that a decision to make own tutorial came per se. Though it feels a bit dated in Jul 20, Ali Torki rated it really liked it. Short and specific dacid such as the ones in “You Don’t know JS” are easier to write, publish and maintain. It goes into the minutiae of every aspect of the language but rarely ever explains why anyone should care or any ugh.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan

If you are a competent programmer just do yourself a favor; get a tlanagan, terse page-ish book like Johansen’s or Crockford, and the net for anything else.

People seek for knowledge and other people share this treasure with seekers. This is why reading a whole chapter at once can become daunting The best use for this book is as reference, and mainly for people who already have some programming experience. Every chapter squeezes almost all there is to say about the subject, from core js concepts to DOM scripting.

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