Speaking JavaScript

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About the book

Like it or not, JavaScript is everywhere these days—from browser to server to mobile—and now you, too, need to learn the language or dive deeper than you have. This concise book guides you into and through JavaScript, written by a veteran programmer who once found himself in the same position.

Speaking JavaScript helps you approach the language with four standalone sections. First, a quick-start guide teaches you just enough of the language to help you be productive right away. More experienced JavaScript programmers will find a complete and easy-to-read reference that covers each language feature in depth. Complete contents include:

“The most concise and yet complete JavaScript book written to date for the initiated programmer.”
—Cody Lindley, front-end engineer, author of JavaScript Enlightenment

About the author

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer specializes in JavaScript and web development. He blogs at 2ality.com, is a trainer for Ecmanauten, edits JavaScript Weekly, and organizes the MunichJS user group. He also frequently holds talks and workshops at conferences.

Axel has been programming since 1985 and developing web applications since 1995. In 1999, he was technical manager at a German Internet startup that later expanded internationally. In 2006, he held his first talk on Ajax.

Axel has done extensive research into programming language design and has followed the state and future of JavaScript since its creation.