If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
Publisher: No Starch Press
Final Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 192

What if William Shakespeare were asked to generate the Fibonacci series or Jane Austen had to write a factorial program? In If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript, author Angus Croll imagines short JavaScript programs as written by famous wordsmiths. The result is a peculiar and charming combination of prose, poetry, and programming.

The best authors are those who obsess about languageā€”and the same goes for JavaScript developers. To master either craft, you must experiment with language to develop your own style, your own idioms, and your own expressions. To that end, If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript playfully bridges the worlds of programming and literature for the literary geek in all of us.

Featuring original artwork by Miran Lipovaca.

Product Details
About the Author
Recommended for You
Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
oreillyIf Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
 
2.5

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Unreadable

By Ben

from Denver

About Me Developer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Too many errors

    Best Uses

      Comments about oreilly If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript:

      I was really excited about this book, since it's so divergent from the mainstream of development books. Unfortunately, the kindle edition of this ebook is horrible, typographically speaking. On the kindle for iPhone app, sentences and paragraphs are randomly repeated 2-5 times in a row, and the font changes size all the time.

      On an actual kindle, the text is laid out well, except it's in about 4pt font and you have to zoom in on every single page (a huge pain). I contacted O'Reilly support and never heard anything back, so unfortunately I have to give this book a 1 star rating.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      So long and thanks for all the fish

      By Drizzle

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Artist, Designer, Developer

      Pros

      • Completely Original
      • Concise
      • Easy to understand
      • Fun
      • Helpful examples
      • Highly Creative
      • Well-written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Enthusiast
        • Expert
        • General Readers
        • Intermediate
        • Novice
        • Student

        Comments about oreilly If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript:

        Very fun read. One of the most creative writings on programming or a programming language. You could probably enjoy reading this without any knowledge of Javascript or programming. The author does a great job setting up the historic author's solutions. Seeing the same problem approached in five different and very creative ways shows just how diverse the language is. It also helps you think about how to approach a single problem in many different ways. I could read it over and over. A very unique and refreshing book on a topic that usually only gets very technical analysis. Highly recommended.

        Displaying reviews 1-2

        Back to top

         
        Buy 2 Get 1 Free Free Shipping Guarantee
        Buying Options
        Immediate Access - Go Digital what's this?
        Ebook:  $15.95
        Formats:  ePub, Mobi, PDF
        Print & Ebook:  $21.95
        Print:  $19.95