Experienced developers usually get asked, “What is the best language to start learning for those interested in tech?”
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Many experienced developers recommend this book to introduce newcomers to the programming language. Marijn Haverbeke teaches you the language through extensive examples and immerses you from the start with code.
The book provides full-chapter exercises and programs, giving newbies hands-on experience. It also gives readers a chance to practice writing their own applications. The current 3rd Edition gives you a deep dive into the concepts and reflects the current state of JS and web browsers. The author includes updated material and exercises to test your skills in the updated methods.
This book is a quick read for those looking for a crash course in the language. He teaches us not only the good parts of the language, but also how to steer away from the bad habits.
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David Herman provides a deep look into the programming language. He wrote this book for JS developers of any skill level to gain best practices. He uses his experiences in the field to provide realistic examples to help developers learn the tricks to provide effective code.
This book is for developers who are starting off in programming. It provides a deep understanding of producing effective, reliable, and maintainable code.
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The updated 6th edition not only focuses on HTML5 and ECMAScript5, but many chapters were rewritten in the current edition to include modern updates of web development practices. Anyone interested in learning how to master programming languages on the Web should definitely try this book out.
According to the author, Mark Myers, he wrote the book and exercises especially for people who are new to programming. In fact, he wrote each chapter in a style and manner that is comfortable for the average person to understand.
He wanted to provide explanations that even children could understand. So he wrote the entire book at a sixth-grade level. The slow, easy-to-read pacing helps those new to programming understand everything in a clear manner. This means that your brain won’t get smacked with all this new and seemingly foreign language and wording.
This book is one of the best resources currently for visual learners. The main book includes a complete guide and online resources to get the full explanation and understanding of each concept.
Elliott noticed that many books did not teach you how to add features to large web programs without affecting the rest of your code. He composed this book to provide a solution to that problem. This book is a resource for those learning advanced code and does touch on the basic concepts for those who are starting to learn to code.
By Marijn Haverbeke
By Douglas Crockford
By David Herman
- You Don’t Know JS,
By Kyle Simpson
By Eric Freeman
By Jon Duckett
By David Flanagan
By Mark Myers
By Ivelin Demirov
By Nick Morgan
By Eric Elliott