You Don't Know JS: Up & Going
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2015
Pages: 88

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
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5.0

Fantastic book

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Thoroughly loved it.

 
4.0

Key asset in learning the fundamentals of Javascript.

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    Comments about oreilly You Don't Know JS: Up & Going:

    I'm enjoying this book, and because of its content and delivery style, I plan on purchasing the entire series.

     
    4.0

    Great book, better appetizer

    By Udo

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    Comments about oreilly You Don't Know JS: Up & Going:

    I do like good marketing, and this title is one. It gives an overview on topics, handled by the others in that series. On every single page. Really. And its not that big, that the large product placement would something you could ignore. If any reedition is planned, then try it a little less right in your face or repetitive.

     
    5.0

    Muito bom!

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      Comments about oreilly You Don't Know JS: Up & Going:

      Ótima introdução à linguagem.

       
      5.0

      Great!

      By Honey Singh

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      Great!

       
      5.0

      Goof Introduction

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        Really good introduction into JavaScript. Also gets you ready for the rest of the series. Well written and easy to understand.

         
        5.0

        This book is awsome

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          This series of books is mandatory for anyone wanting to be a good JS developer.

           
          5.0

          Great Overview

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            Comments about oreilly You Don't Know JS: Up & Going:

            Great overview of JavaScript and the YDKJS series. Easy read, highly recommend.

             
            5.0

            Good introduction to JS

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              Useful for newbie or new to programming and for experienced people to review the basics that we take for granted.

               
              5.0

              Recommended book to JS "starters"

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                I started to read this book as a recommendation of one of my work mates.
                It really helped me to start programming in JS. This book teaches and explains any of the key points of the programming language.

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