5th Edition. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 5th. Edition. By David Flanagan programmer’s guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters. This Fifth Edition is completely revised and expanded to cover JavaScript as it is used in today’s Web applications. This book is both an example-driven. Book review by | Publisher: O’Reilly, David Flanagan (August ). “JavaScript The Definitive Guide 5th edition” has arrived (Aug ) as it.

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Classes and Modules was way over my head and seemed to assume the reader had experience in similar techniques in other languages.

Short and specific books such as the ones in “You Don’t know JS” are easier to write, publish and maintain. For example, why are the titles of chapter 15 and 16 scripting aaa and scripting bbb, but the titles of chapter 18 and 21 scripted xxx and scripted yyy? May 25, Rex rated it liked it. For me the refresher part was javasctipt.

In the words of the author Flanagan himself:. He says that coding is not as hard as it is shown in the books. I believe this makes the ny larger than it should be.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan

I feel the book should’ve covered the event loop which is fundamental in order to completely understand JavaScript’s single threaded execution and event processing. The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan. Part I explains the core JavaScript language in detail. Some readers complained that certain publications focus on the fifth version of this scripting language against the newer ones.


This format doesn’t work. Very good reference material for experienced and budding JavaScript programmers. Account Options Sign in. May 28, Thiago definitve it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 13, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: This source is a good example of JavaScript books for programmers. It documents every class, object, constructor, method, function, property, and constant defined by JavaScript 1. Group 3 Learn more.

I guess I don’t like information Overall this book deserves high appraise. Judging eition the title, the publication is clearly not the choice for a novice. Anyone doing web development should have this book on their shelf. Naturally, any practical experience foresees a subsequent learning of versatile tricks and pitfalls.

More thanJavaScript programmers around the world have made this their indispensable reference book for building JavaScript applications.

If you are already a JavaScript bby, Part I will sharpen your skills and deepen your understanding of the language. Jun 24, Thadd rated it it was ok. It documents every class, object, constructor, method, function, property, and constant defined by JavaScript 1. There are orphan subsection numbers. As a result, an innovative approach to learning and practicing was implemented and came out in Obviously, one can find JavaScript books for beginners, as well as experienced users.

I don’t know if I could.

The layout of the book is not perfect either. Dec 28, Sai Reddy rated it it was amazing. However, there is no better praise of work than the opinion of readers. Functions – Calling functions as functions on non-strict mode: The chapter on JavaScript classes has also been rewritten to deal with the evolving, ever more complex structure of JavaScript programs. Readers appreciate an abundance of practical tasks to comprehend the material delivered in small but substantial chapters. All the topics and aspects of the language and client side API covered with equal importance and volume, even parts you would never use these days.


This book is both an example-driven programmer’s guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters that explain everything you need to know to get the most out of JavaScript, including: The topic to be reviewed in the following text relates to one of the most popular programming languages for creating web apps. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Static information can do without JS. This is a great place to start for anyone new to JavaScript.

Easy to read, easy to use.

And a rhino on the cover for the kids. This is why reading a whole chapter at once can become daunting and sometimes boring. Unlike the previous reference, this representative of JS books is aimed at fresh audience namely those who just began to plunge into the world of the said programming language.