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Javascript  (English, Undefined, Flanagan David)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Undefined
  • Publisher: Packt
  • Genre: Computers
  • ISBN: 9789350237311, 9789350237311

JavaScript is the ubiquitous programming language of the Web, and for more than 15 years, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible of JavaScript programmers around the world. This book is an all-new excerpt of The Definitive Guide, collecting the essential parts of that hefty volume into this slim yet dense pocket reference.

The first 9 chapters document the latest version (ECMAScript 5) of the core JavaScript language, covering:
  • Types, values, and variables
  • Operators, expressions, and statements
  • Objects and arrays
  • Functions and classes

The next 5 chapters document the fundamental APIs for using JavaScript with HTML5 and explain how to:
  • Interact with web browser windows
  • Script HTML documents and document elements
  • Modify and apply CSS styles and classes
  • Respond to user input events
  • Communicate with web servers
  • Store data locally on the user's computer
  • This book is a perfect companion to jQuery Pocket Reference.

About the Author
David Flanagan is a JavaScript programmer at Mozilla. His books with O’Reilly include JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, jQuery Pocket Reference, The Ruby Programming Language, and Java in a Nutshell. David has a degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife and children in the U.S. Pacific Northwest between the cities of Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. David has a blog at

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Lexical Structure
  • Comments
  • Identifiers and Reserved Words
  • Optional Semicolons
Chapter 2 Types, Values, and Variables
  • Numbers
  • Text
  • Boolean Values
  • null and undefined
  • The Global Object
  • Type Conversions
  • Variable Declaration
Chapter 3 Expressions and Operators
  • Expressions
  • Operators
  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Relational Operators
  • Logical Expressions
  • Assignment Expressions
  • Evaluation Expressions
  • Miscellaneous Operators
Chapter 4 Statements
  • Expression Statements
  • Compound and Empty Statements
  • Declaration Statements
  • Conditionals
  • Loops
  • Jumps
  • Miscellaneous Statements
Chapter 5 Objects
  • Creating Objects
  • Properties
  • Object Attributes
Chapter 6 Arrays
  • Creating Arrays
  • Array Elements and Length
  • Iterating Arrays
  • Multidimensional Arrays
  • Array Methods
  • ECMAScript 5 Array Methods
  • Array Type
  • Array-Like Objects
  • Strings as Arrays
Chapter 7 Functions
  • Defining Functions
  • Invoking Functions
  • Function Arguments and Parameters
  • Functions as Namespaces
  • Closures
  • Function Properties, Methods, and Constructor
Chapter 8 Classes
  • Classes and Prototypes
  • Classes and Constructors
  • Java-Style Classes in JavaScript
  • Immutable Classes
  • Subclasses
  • Augmenting Classes
Chapter 9 Regular Expressions
  • Describing Patterns with Regular Expressions
  • Matching Patterns with Regular Expressions
Chapter 10 Client-Side JavaScript
  • Embedding JavaScript in HTML
  • Event-Driven Programming
  • The Window Object
Chapter 11 Scripting Documents
  • Overview of the DOM
  • Selecting Document Elements
  • Document Structure and Traversal
  • Attributes
  • Element Content
  • Creating, Inserting, and Deleting Nodes
  • Element Style
  • Geometry and Scrolling
Chapter 12 Handling Events
  • Types of Events
  • Registering Event Handlers
  • Event Handler Invocation
Chapter 13 Networking
  • Using XMLHttpRequest
  • HTTP by <script>: JSONP
  • Server-Sent Events
  • WebSockets
Chapter 14 Client-Side Storage
  • localStorage and session Storage
  • Cookies
  • Colophon
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Explains the essentials of JavaScript & ECMAScript 5 in less than 300 pages

JavaScript Pocket Reference isn't really a dictionary styled reference that I imagined it to be. This book reads more like a O’Reilly book in the Nutshell series than a Reference. It should have been called JavaScript in a Nutshell for this is a distilled & condensed version of the author's immensely popular JavaScript: The Definitive Guide. It is however a well-written book that covers the important parts of JavaScript and the essentials of ECMAScript 5 in less than 300 pages.

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Sep, 2013

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great book

it is a really good book. covers most of the concepts .
everything is explained in short and precise manner.

i recommend this book to all Javascript programmers.
it covers javascript for html 5 too.

vinay viswanathan

Certified Buyer, Pune

Feb, 2013

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Mind-blowing purchase

Fantastic book must have book as a reference of javascript language elements , if you can't afford javascript definitive guide then it's for you.

Krishnan c

Certified Buyer, Bangalore

10months ago

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Simply awesome


Pankaj Kumar

Certified Buyer, Purba Champaran District

Feb, 2020

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Good if you are already gelled with Jscript!

Explains JS a bit upgraded way. I suggest the newbies to go for some basic ideas about javascript and then come back and keep this one in the pocket so that you can brush up the functions, methods etc. In the last few chapters veryfew basics of Ajax and Client / Server Side storage and sockets have been explained. Just an overview for the pros.

Rajdeep Roy

Certified Buyer, Kolkata

Jun, 2015

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