The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript

The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript
By Nicholas C. Zakas

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If you've used a more traditional object-oriented language, such as C++ or Java, JavaScript probably doesn't seem object-oriented at all. It has no concept of classes, and you don't even need to define any objects in order to write code. But don't be fooled—JavaScript is an incredibly powerful and expressive object-oriented language that puts many design decisions right into your hands.

In The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript, Nicholas C. Zakas thoroughly explores JavaScript's object-oriented nature, revealing the language's unique implementation of inheritance and other key characteristics. You'll learn:
–The difference between primitive and reference values
–What makes JavaScript functions so unique
–The various ways to create objects
–How to define your own constructors
–How to work with and understand prototypes
–Inheritance patterns for types and objects

The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript will leave even experienced developers with a deeper understanding of JavaScript. Unlock the secrets behind how objects work in JavaScript so you can write clearer, more flexible, and more efficient code.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #87674 in Books
  • Brand: No Starch Press
  • Published on: 2014-02-14
  • Released on: 2014-02-14
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x .32" w x 7.00" l, .57 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 120 pages


  • No Starch Press

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About the Author
Nicholas C. Zakas is a software engineer at Box and is known for writing on and speaking about the latest in JavaScript best practices. He honed his experience during his five years at Yahoo!, where he was principal front­end engineer for the Yahoo! home page. He is the author of several books, including Maintainable JavaScript (O’Reilly Media, 2012) and Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (Wrox, 2012).

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By Jonathon Schleicher
excellent look into javascript, an absolute have to read if you do any development in the web world

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5To the point and practical
By 9221145
Brings order to your knowledge of JavaScript and helps vision.
As for OOP author does great job in demonstrating various ways of implementing it in JavaScript while also highlighting common conventions of JavaScript programming.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Tightly focused and useful book
By Silverbox
Great length (reasonable for the price, I think), with good structure and clear explanations. I personally like lots of examples, and I think this book could have a few more real-world examples, but that's kind of a quibble, because this is really well-written, and the examples that are in there are good.

Also, this may not matter to others, but I love the physical elements of this book - the weight and texture of the paper, the large amount of white space, how the code looks, the dimensions and weight of the book - all perfect.

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