JavaScript Starter Kit

JavaScript Starter Kit

The tools you need to get started with JavaScript

"JavaScript is now a language every developer should know."
– Mike Loukides, Vice President of Content Strategy for O'Reilly Media

JavaScript is everywhere: servers, rich web client libraries, HTML5, databases, even JavaScript-based languages. If you've avoided JavaScript, this is the year to learn it. And if you don't, you risk being left behind.

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Learning JavaScript, 3rd Edition

Learning JavaScript, 3rd Edition: This practical book takes programmers (amateurs and pros alike) on a no-nonsense tour of ES6, along with some related tools and techniques.

JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition

JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition: This easy-to-read guide not only covers JavaScript basics, but also shows you how to save time and effort with the jQuery and jQuery UI libraries of prewritten JavaScript code.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: The 6th edition covers HTML5 and ECMAScript 5. Many chapters have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today's best web development practices. New chapters in this edition document jQuery and server side JavaScript.

JavaScript: The Good Parts

JavaScript: The Good Parts: This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole—a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code.

Douglas Crockford JavaScript Master Class

Douglas Crockford JavaScript Master Class: In this segment, Doug Crockford introduces the Javascript programming language, covering all of the core language features, including numbers, strings, operators, arrays, objects, and functions, pointing out the good, the bad, and the ugly features of the language as he goes.

Head First jQuery

Head First jQuery: With Head First jQuery, you'll quickly get up to speed on this amazing JavaScript library by learning how to navigate HTML documents while handling events, effects, callbacks, and animations.

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns: With Learning JavaScript Design Patterns, you’ll learn how to write beautiful, structured, and maintainable JavaScript by applying classical and modern design patterns to the language. If you want to keep your code efficient, more manageable, and up-to-date with the latest best practices, this book is for you.

Maintainable JavaScript

Maintainable JavaScript: With the JavaScript practices in this book—including code style, programming tips, and automation—you will learn how to write maintainable code that other team members can easily understand, adapt, and extend.

JavaScript Web Applications

JavaScript Web Applications: This hands-on book takes proficient JavaScript developers through all the steps necessary to create state-of-the-art applications, including structure, templating, frameworks, communicating with the server, and many other issues.

Node: Up and Running

Node: Up and Running: Written by a core contributor to the framework, Node: Up and Running shows you how Node scales up to support large numbers of simultaneous connections across multiple servers, and scales down to let you create quick one-off applications with minimal infrastructure.

Regular Expression Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition

Regular Expression Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition: This concise and easy-to-use reference puts a very powerful tool for manipulating text and data right at your fingertips. Composed of a mixture of symbols and text, regular expressions can be an outlet for creativity, for brilliant programming, and for the elegant solution.