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Author Crockford, Douglas, author.

Title JavaScript : the good parts / Douglas Crockford.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Cambridge ; Sebastopol, [Calif.] : O'Reilly, [2008]
©2008.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  006.76 JAV 2008    AVAILABLE
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Description xiii, 153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Includes index.
Contents 1 Good Parts 1 -- 2 Grammar 5 -- 3 Objects 20 -- 4 Functions 26 -- 5 Inheritance 46 -- 6 Arrays 58 -- 7 Regular Expressions 65 -- 8 Methods 78 -- 9 Style 94 -- 10 Beautiful Features 98 -- Appendix A Awful Parts 101 -- Appendix B Bad Parts 109 -- Appendix C JSLint 115 -- Appendix D Syntax Diagrams 125 -- Appendix E JSON 136.
Summary Most programming languages contain good and bad components, but JavaScript has more than its share of the latter, as it was developed and released in a hurry, before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away the most horrendous features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole-a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code.
Author Douglas Crockford-considered the JavaScript expert by many in the development community-identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language. Unfortunately, these good ideas (such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an expressive object literal notation) are mixed in with bad and downright awful ideas (such as a programming model based on global variables).
When Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default; its popularity is almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language. In JavaScript: The Good Parts, Crockford digs through a pile of good intentions and blunders to give you a detailed look at all of the genuinely elegant parts of JavaScript, including: Syntax, Objects, Functions, Inheritance, Arrays, Regular expressions, Methods, Style, Beautiful features.
With JavaScript: The Good Parts, you'll discover a beautiful, elegant, lightweight, and highly expressive language that lets you create effective code, whether you're managing object libraries or just trying to get Ajax to run fast. If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.
Subject JavaScript (Computer program language)
ISBN 9780596517748 (pbk.)
0596517742 (pbk.)
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