Piers Cawley pdcawley at
Wed May 7 14:16:57 BST 2008

On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 1:09 PM, Dirk Koopman <djk at> wrote:
> It appears I shall have to (finally) learn some javascript. Any
> recommendations for good books/websites?

I find that Douglas Crockford appears to talk sense where Javascript
is concerned. His new book from O'Reilly (Javascript: The Good Bits?
not quite shipping) sounds very promising.

I'm currently using an unholy mix of jQuery + YUI for my code.
jQuery's DOM querying and traversal rocks (and I'd rather use each
than write a for loop - then again, I'd rather cut my feet off and
walk around on broken glass than write a for loop), but I prefer the
YUI event model (which is mostly lovely, and would be lovelier still
if there was a subscribeOnce method on custom events).

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