Jun 032011

Just released by O’Reilly:

Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide (O’Reilly Media) has been the bible for JavaScript programmers — a programmer’s guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.

Now, JavaScript is on fire. It’s the language of the Web and of the mobile Web. Browser vendors are racing each other to speed up the language and add more and more scriptable features to browsers, notes expert author David Flanagan. The 6th edition has comprehensive coverage of the core JavaScript language, including the newest (ECMAScript 5) features and also covers the newest browser features (HTML5) such as client-side graphics, local storage, the application cache, web workers and binary APIs.

Plus, adds Flanagan, This isn’t a book about doing specific things. It’s a book about understanding. I hope what comes with a careful reading is deep understanding and mastery of the language, and of its client-side capabilities.

Many chapters in this sixth edition have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today’s best web development practices. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide is recommended for experienced programmers who want to learn the programming language of the Web, and for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it.

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