Pro JavaScript Techniques by John Resig

This slipped under my radar last month and I’m sure you’re probably aware of it by now, but I just wanted to point out that Pro JavaScript Techniques by John Resig is now available. The book is published by Apress as part of its Expert’s Voice series. The “Pro” categorisation would indicate that John’s book should follow on nicely from Christian’s book.

Make no mistake, this is not a book for beginners. As the introduction says:

This book does not waste any time covering things you already know, like basic syntax and structures.

For a more in-depth look at the book, Matthew Pennell has written a review on Digital Web.

Y’know, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that the market was pretty bleak for good, standards-based books on JavaScript. Now there are books available to cover just about every skill level.

If you’re completely new to JavaScript and the DOM, there’s my DOM Scripting book, aimed squarely at beginners. Then, for hands-on, real-world code, you’ve got quite a few choices:

And now, for the real hardcore stuff, we have Pro JavaScript Techniques. All in all, that’s a pretty good spread.

Posted by Jeremy on Saturday, January 13th, 2007 at 4:14pm


See if I ever recommend your book again. :)

Off to the shop to buy John’s…

# Posted by Stuart Langridge on Saturday, January 13th, 2007 at 6:38pm

lol, "pro" and "john resign" in the same sentence. Roflmao, thank for the laugh.

# Posted by Emilie on Sunday, January 14th, 2007 at 12:13pm

Then, for hands-on, real-world code, you should also recommend:

DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript and DOM by Stuart Langridge and published by Sitepoint.

The title is stupide (DHTML Utopia) but the book is great. e.g. the example with form-validation with reg-exs with javascript and serversided via php is reall good stuff

# Posted by Kurt on Sunday, January 14th, 2007 at 5:58pm

:) lol

# Posted by PRAY on Monday, January 22nd, 2007 at 5:31pm

Now now, don’t downplay your first title, Jeremy. There is quite a lot ‘hands-on, real-world code’ packed into your book as well.

# Posted by patrick on Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 at 9:44pm

I am looking forward to giving the world of finance world an ajaxian perspective.

# Posted by Dirck on Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 at 5:36pm

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