You Don't Know JS: Up & Going

You Don't Know JS: Up & Going
By Kyle Simpson

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It’s easy to learn parts of JavaScript, but much harder to learn it completely—or even sufficiently—whether you’re new to the language or have used it for years. With the "You Don’t Know JS" book series, you’ll get a more complete understanding of JavaScript, including trickier parts of the language that many experienced JavaScript programmers simply avoid.

The series’ first book, Up & Going, provides the necessary background for those of you with limited programming experience. By learning the basic building blocks of programming, as well as JavaScript’s core mechanisms, you’ll be prepared to dive into the other, more in-depth books in the series—and be well on your way toward true JavaScript.

With this book you will:

  • Learn the essential programming building blocks, including operators, types, variables, conditionals, loops, and functions
  • Become familiar with JavaScript's core mechanisms such as values, function closures, this, and prototypes
  • Get an overview of other books in the series—and learn why it’s important to understand all parts of JavaScript

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #38951 in Books
  • Brand: imusti
  • Published on: 2015-04-10
  • Released on: 2015-03-31
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.00" h x .20" w x 6.00" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 88 pages


  • O Reilly Media

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About the Author

Kyle Simpson is an Open Web Evangelist from Austin, TX. He's passionate about JavaScript, HTML5, real-time/peer-to-peer communications, and web performance. Otherwise, he's probably bored by it. Kyle is an author, workshop trainer, tech speaker, and avid OSS community member.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
5well written and understandable.
By Tracy Kamradt
Not only does the author know what he's talking about, he knows how to communicate it. As a long time Java programmer, many of the aspects of JavaScript were mysterious and obtuse, or at least the way they were explained made them seem that way. Scope and Closure are two of those aspects and now they seem simple obvious artifacts of the functional nature of the JavaScript language. Now all the patterns that the other books demonstrate but don't bother to explain seem much more clear. I can look at the language with new eyes and new understanding. Highly recommended for anyone that needs an under-the-hood understanding of JavaScript and anyone that wants to side-swipe smug job interviewers that want to trip you up with manufactured mis-understandable code.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5Great introduction to the JavaScript language
By Tiffany White
Great introduction to the JavaScript language, with bits of the new standard, ES6 or ES2015 included. Browser support for ES2015 is limited so I don't know how much use you're going to get out of those examples without a transpiler, but for what you get in this book, despite its thinness and the fact it is available online for free, it's totally worth the buy. This is one you need on your bookshelf for future reference.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent author - instructive pace and detail
By pclink7
What I have read so far is excellent instruction. This opinion from an engineer with limited but reasonable code background, enough to follow good technical information that is meant to teach a technical subject for true understanding. True understand? Many books in technical subjects are written to virtually insure only the best can stay with it or require a class (textbook) to move through the material (and get class time for questions). We called it weeding it out, in college. This series is not that, but written like the rare technical teacher who really wants people to stay interested and learn.

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