Best Books – JavaScript

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on JavaScript subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on JavaScript along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on JavaScript subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "JavaScript" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “JavaScript The Definitive Guide” by David Flanagan

“JavaScript The Definitive Guide” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning JavaScript. It is also written for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it. HTML5 and ECMAScript 5 are elaborately explained in this book. Best development practices are taught in this book. Other topics like jQuery and server side JavaScript are also explained in this book.

2. “Pro JavaScript Performance” by Tom Barker
3. “Functional JavaScript” by Michael Fogus

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“Functional JavaScript” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning JavaScript. It is also written for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it. This book includes chapters that helps the reader understand how and why you might leverage variable scoping and closures. It also teaches the reader to code without using classes. It also explains about recursive functions, higher-order functions and many more.

4. “JavaScript: The Good Parts” by Douglas Crockford

“JavaScript: The Good Parts” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning JavaScript. It is also written for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it. This book covers topics like syntax, objects and functions in detail. Other important topics like inheritance, arrays and regular expressions are also covered in this book. Methods, style and many more topics are also included in this book.

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5. “Professional JavaScript for Web Developers” by Nicholas C Zakas
6. “Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3” by Glenn Johnson

“Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning JavaScript. It is also written for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it. This book elaborately explains topics like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. This book includes pragmatic lessons, exercises, and practices along with solutions and explanations. Other topics like ajax, multimedia support, drawing with Canvas and SVG are also included in this book.

7. “A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript. The new tech-assisted approach that requires half the effort” by Mark Myers

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“A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript. The new tech-assisted approach that requires half the effort” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning JavaScript. It is also written for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it. This book provides information on all the basic topics along with advanced topics like constructors and prototypes. Free online interactive exercises are included with each chapter. This book contains 1,750 exercises spread throughout the book.

8. “JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development” by Jon Duckett

“JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning JavaScript. It is also written for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it. It contains instructional graphics and photos for better understanding. This book elaborately explains all the basic topics and other advanced topics as well. This book contains chapters that help the reader understand responsive design techniques, leveraging APIs to save time and work in coding, and identifying when to use CSS transforms over pure JavaScript.

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9. “Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja” by John Resig and Bear Bibeault

“Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning JavaScript. It is also written for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it. This book clearly explains topics like functions, closures, objects, prototypes, and promises. This book also elaborates on other topics like avoiding JavaScript application pitfalls, effective coding techniques and many more. This book includes practical examples for better understanding.

10. “The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript” by Nicholas C Zakas

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“The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript” Book Review: This book is written for computer science students and people interested in learning JavaScript. It is also written for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it. This book contains information that teaches the readers how to define constructors, various ways to create objects and inheritance patterns for types and objects. This book also elaborates on the difference between primitive and reference values.

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