Finally a serious Javascript book

A lot has changed in Javascript land, in the way that we write and test code, to the point where you can now use Javascript seriously in real web apps. But where’s the reference manuals to help you along? There’s the indispensable tome, The Definitive Guide, but it’s huge (900 pages) and a bit dated, and there’s way too much Netscape 4.7 stuff.

What we need is a book that serves as a reference to safe, cross-platform Javascript for modern browsers, with documentation of the inner workings of the quite funky and quite powerful language that Javascript is.

Well, it seems like someone finally took on that job: John Resig is writing a book called Pro Javascript Techniques, due out in the fall, and from the table of contents it looks like it’ll be an instant hit. I’m looking forward to it.


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