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Book Spotlight: Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours

By  Oct 17, 2013

Topics: Programming, JavaScript

The Fifth Edition of Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript is a long-time favorite with programmers interested in building dynamic and interactive Web pages with the popular JavaScript language.

Updated to include the latest trends and technology — including HTML5 and jQuery — this collection of 24 lessons can get you up to speed quickly and painlessly!

Readers are especially pleased by the accompanying resources at Codecademy and the step-by-step approach to learning JavaScript, and applying that learning to practical applications. Codeacademy lets you practice with interactive online exercises that follow the lessons — with no downloads or installation needed!

Reviewers have praised the "nuts-and-bolts" approach to learning JavaScript, as well as the hour-long lessons that build on one another to provide fundamentals of building Web functionality.

Many readers keep Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript as a go-to reference long after completing the lessons, thanks to the debugging tips and cross-browser guidelines!

If you are interested in more information by author Phill Ballard, see his article, An Introduction to JavaScript Debugging.


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