The JavaScript Anthology

I mentioned back in September that a book was being written by Cameron Adams and James Edwards. Well, it’s time for me to use my Professor Farnsworth voice again:

Good news, everyone! The book is out.

It’s called The JavaScript Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks, it’s published by SitePoint and it looks like a winner. The book is comprehensive… very comprehensive. Just check out that table of contents. Weighing in at over 500 pages, you can be guaranteed to find the solution to any JavaScript problem in this tome.

What distinguishes this book from all the other JavaScript recipe books out there is the commitment to best practices. The very first chapter covers progressive enhancement, unobtrusive JavaScript and consistent coding practice. They are the cornerstones of all the examples in the book.

You can get a flavour of the writing by downloading some sample chapters, including coverage of the DOM and event handlers.

Posted by Jeremy on Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 at 12:06pm


I can just hear the Farnsworth voice now …

But which planet are we going to get devoured on?

# Posted by Cameron Adams on Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 at 1:26pm

As someone who is getting into the renaissance of javascript, and after reading the first two sample chapters, I can tell this book is going to be really handy for solving those little gotchas. [adds to wishlist]

# Posted by Brett Taylor on Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 at 10:28pm

The sample chapters had integrity and clarity. Excellent stuff. Decided it was a buy but at Amazon: "Availability: This item has not yet been released. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives."

# Posted by Brett Merkey on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 at 2:51am

Jeremy, how different is it from "DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM" by Stuart Langridge?

# Posted by Milan Negovan on Monday, March 6th, 2006 at 10:50pm

Brett, you can buy the book directly from Sitepoint even before it appears on Amazon.

Milan, I think this book is more wide-ranging than Stuart’s. For a start, it’s quite a bit bigger. It also covers a massive swathe of topics from the very basic to the very advanced, whereas Stuart’s book focuses specifically on DHTML and some Ajax.

# Posted by Jeremy Keith on Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 at 1:07pm

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