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Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja (edition 2013)

by John Resig

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Title:Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja
Authors:John Resig
Info:Manning Publications (2013), Edition: 1, Paperback, 392 pages
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The first part about the Javascript core language is rather mediocre/shallow and "Crockford - The good parts" does a better job at that; even though the book says you should read something like Crockford before reading this book, which doesn't make sense in my opinion.

There seems to be one severe mistake in the first part, when the constructor property of objects is claimed to be a property of the objects themselves, instead of the linked prototypes.

However, in the second part the authors allow deep insights into the problems that come with cross-browser Javascript development and how to circumvent them. It makes clear why something like jQuery, which John Resig is the primary author of, is currently absolutely necessary, and should serve as an excellent primer if one wants to understand the jQuery source code. ( )
  Tobias.Bruell | Oct 3, 2013 |
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Secrets of the Javascript Ninja takes you on a journey towards mastering modern JavaScript development in three phases: design, construction, and maintenance. Written for JavaScript developers with intermediate-level skills, this book will give you the knowledge you need to create a cross-browser JavaScript library from the ground up.

About this Book

You can't always attack software head-on. Sometimes you come at it sideways or sneak up from behind. You need to master an arsenal of tools and know every stealthy trick. You have to be a ninja.

Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja leads you down the pathway to JavaScript enlightenment. This unique book starts with key concepts, like the relationships between functions, objects, and closures, taught from the master's perspective. You'll grow from apprentice to ninja as you soak up fresh insights on the techniques you use every day and discover features and capabilities you never knew about. When you reach the final chapters, you'll be ready to code brilliant JavaScript applications and maybe even write your own libraries and frameworks.

You don't have to be a ninja to read this book—just be willing to become one. Are you ready?

Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

What's Inside

Functions, objects, closures, regular expressions, and more Seeing applications and libraries from the right perspective Dealing with the complexities of cross-browser development Modern JavaScript design

About the Authors

John Resig is an acknowledged JavaScript authority and the creator of the jQuery library. Bear Bibeault is a web developer and coauthor of Ajax in Practice, Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action, and jQuery in Action from Manning.

Table of Contents

PART 1 PREPARING FOR TRAINING Enter the ninja Arming with testing and debugging PART 2 APPRENTICE TRAINING Functions are fundamental Wielding functions Closing in on closures Object-orientation with prototypes Wrangling regular expressions Taming threads and timers PART 3 NINJA TRAINING Ninja alchemy: runtime code evaluation With statements Developing cross-browser strategies Cutting through attributes, properties, and CSS PART 4 MASTER TRAINING Surviving events Manipulating the DOM CSS selector engines

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Explains the intricacies of JavaScript programming, including writing libraries and frameworks and creating cross-browser development.

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