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    Best Javascript book or tutorial

    I am looking for some good, medium sized (300 to 400 pages) Javascript book. It should also cover JQuery, AJAX or HTML5. It should be aimed at web browser.

    I've come accross the "JavaScript: The Good Parts" but as the author says

    "This is not a book about Ajax or web programming. The focus is exclusively on JavaScript, which is just one of the languages the web developer must master."

    I would also appreciate a good tutorial. I've come through MDC but it is again aimed at Javascript only. The w3schools is filled with bad practices according to this question.

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    I would not reject w3schools. It is true that there are some errors and some parts are a little outdated, but even so many people find it a valuable resource.

    I would suggest O'Reilly's "Javascript - The Definitive Guide".

    All the code given in this post has been tested and is intended to address the question asked.
    Unless stated otherwise it is not just a demonstration.

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    You're requirements in a book may be unrealistic. You want a book of a certain size that covers both Javascript for beginners and a big framework and advaned techniques?

    Start with a book just to learn Javascript. Then learn the other things.

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    Peter-Paul Kock wrote very good pages on javascript. Although they are relatively old, they contain valuable lessons including events...

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    How about this tutorial?
    http://javascriptexample.net/
    They say it is a "modern javascript".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slazer View Post
    How about this tutorial?
    http://javascriptexample.net/
    They say it is a "modern javascript".

    Yes, that is excellent. But you asked for a book and one which should also cover JQuery, AJAX or HTML5.

    All the code given in this post has been tested and is intended to address the question asked.
    Unless stated otherwise it is not just a demonstration.

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    Murach's JavaScript and JQuery

    Have somebody heard of Murach's JavaScript and JQuery? It doesnt cover HTML5 but covers all of the others. It seems a bit overrated, however, with no negative comments, which seems suspicious to me.


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