What will you learn from this book?
- Using arrays
- The power of functions
- How to work with objects
- Making use of prototypes
- Understanding closures
- Writing and testing applications
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- Be able to use arrays and objects to manage your data
- Understand the power of functions
- Finally get what "prototypal inheritance" is and how to make use of prototypes
- Understand closures
- Know how to write and test applications
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
By Kapunahele Wong
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The book itself is steady and clear with a variety of projects and written in a friendly tone. It starts from zero, so if you know nothing, you're in the right place. If, like me, you've been working in it and have wondered what some of the parts do at a fundamental level but haven't had a chance to get to the bottom of it, this book will probably cover it. Even though it covers the basic stuff, it also gets into advanced topics. In fact, the last three chapters are worth the cost of the book alone. The chapter on prototypal inheritance upped my game in one evening. No kidding.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
I Grew to Love this Book
By S. Olson
Not ready for the professional bone yard, I went about retraining myself and took a class at a local community college where this was the required text. My first response to the book wasn't positive -- in fact it was resentful. I hated the way it seemed to pander to millennials -- this idea that the reader needs to be continuously entertained if you are to EARN and keep his/her attention. It seemed like a For-Dummies joke-tech-lit book turned up to 11. Truth is though, I was bitter, resentful, and perhaps even a bit curmudgeonly. As I worked through the book though, I became a convert. Technically the book is very sound, taking the reader a long way in a little time. The examples and exercises are quite good, and, once I relaxed a bit, I found that I enjoyed the playful tone of the book as well. In does make retaining the information easier. The comparison to a Dummies book was unfair.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
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This book has a lot of "dumb" questions and answers. :-)
I read a few head First books before I pick this one up. This by far the best & easiest programming book I have read.
I have done work in IT for various positions, but never as a programmer. I wanted to learn to programming to enhance my career in the IT field. The ideal language would be C++ because I want to code a black box. However, the C++ never click with me. I did went through quiet a few books, but never got very far. They are either too hard (even book said it is designed for beginners). I was above to give up again just like I did many years ago. Then a developer friend recommended me to look into web programming, which I did.
All the questions and exercise reinforced the chapter. Best of all, you get answers to the questions as well.
I haven't finish the book yet, but I got much farther than other programming books I have read and I actually start to think like a programmer.
NO. This is not a dummies book