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

Great book

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    This book really helped me understand javascript. It breaks it down and the examples help with learning.

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    5.0

    Great javascript book

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      Really nicely explained

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again and again

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      4.0

      Great Book, but the layout is too narrow

      By WeDoTDD.com

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

      Just with the author would have made the margins longer in the book. The text is compacted in such a narrow way that it requires way too many pages. I don't get the choice for the margin there at all. It's like it wasn't made for the book.

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      5.0

      The best series of books to learn JavaScript

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        This series of books has been by far the most useful books I've ever read about JavaScript.

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        5.0

        Expansive!

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          Goes beyond traditional Javascript methods to present pathways to the future of ECMA script 6.

           
          5.0

          I really want to read all the book in this series

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            Really good JavaScript book.

             
            5.0

            Really good book

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              I really liked the book. Very precise and good way of teaching concepts. I would totally recommend it.

               
              4.0

              Good book but you need whole series to get informations.

              By Patryk Janik

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              As in headline. Book is very good if we speak about content, but you need whole series to get enought informations about all.

               
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              Awesome

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                Really comprehensive and easy-to-read series of books about JS.

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