View Full Version : Best book on Java Script?
08-25-2002, 04:53 AM
Guys! I have to many questions and understand that its better get some book on Java Script.
Could you tell me what is the best, so I will need only one?
08-25-2002, 05:15 AM
One of these books:
08-25-2002, 06:11 AM
click on the Guide in my sig
08-26-2002, 12:05 AM
IMHO you need two kinds of books for any computer language you're using. A textbook/tutorial and a reference.
My 27 years working with computers has told me that there are very few really good computer books of any kind out there. Tutorial books don't explain enough, are incomplete. References don't show how to use things. Or the author is just trying to impress you (himself?) with how much crap he knows; never mind presenting it well. Most books just seem to fall short somewhere.
don't be suprised if you end up, over time with 2 or more books on the same subject with 95% redundancy just to get the gems that they otherwise have.
BTW I've found O'Reilly books to vary in quality. I have a VB Script book that - I kid you not - tells you to just never mind about the WHILE statement, and doesn't even show it's general form. OTOH I rather like the O'Reilly book on Transact-SQL.
So where are the best books? I think on the textbook shelves of your nearest university bookstore. I've had generally decent luck by getting hold of textbooks - and I mean books written AS textbooks, not the latest Wrox doorstop that's being used by your local community college continuing education class. I've found good COBOL, FORTRAN, Pascal, and C/C++ books when written as textbooks.
08-26-2002, 01:55 AM
thank for your replies. i probably gonna get reference book and for tutorial I will come here :thumbsup:
08-29-2002, 01:23 AM
Also get the Dynamic HTML book by O'Reilly by Danny Goodman. I use it quite a bit. It has just about everything you need.
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