Beautiful JavaScript
Leading Programmers Explain How They Think
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2015
Pages: 168

JavaScript is arguably the most polarizing and misunderstood programming language in the world. Many have attempted to replace it as the language of the Web, but JavaScript has survived, evolved, and thrived. Why did a language created in such hurry succeed where others failed?

This guide gives you a rare glimpse into JavaScript from people intimately familiar with it. Chapters contributed by domain experts such as Jacob Thornton, Ariya Hidayat, and Sara Chipps show what they love about their favorite language—whether it’s turning the most feared features into useful tools, or how JavaScript can be used for self-expression.

Contributors include:

  • Angus Croll
  • Jonathan Barronville
  • Sara Chipps
  • Marijn Haverbeke
  • Ariya Hidayat
  • Daryl Koopersmith
  • Anton Kovalyov
  • Rebecca Murphey
  • Daniel Pupius
  • Graeme Roberts
  • Jenn Schiffer
  • Jacob Thornton
  • Ben Vinegar
  • Rick Waldron
  • Nicholas Zakas
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  • Accurate
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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Collection of interesting essays

By Artem Sapegin

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    Comments about oreilly Beautiful JavaScript:

    It's a collection of essays of different authors about different subject related to JavaScript. Some of them are very interesting, some of them not very much.

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    not exactly what I was looking for

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      Comments about oreilly Beautiful JavaScript:

      I supposed to find a book that talks about tips and tricks of the JS world showing how cool it could be, instead I found a collection of disjoint chapters made by different authors (like a collection of blog posts) that tackle JS from different perspective but mainly repeating what you can find in others book or online.
      Only few chapters where definitely interesting but on my side I supposed to find it more useful

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