Javascript book recommendation needed

Paul Johnson paul at
Thu May 15 22:42:58 BST 2008

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 10:13:18PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote:

> My god, my Javascript SUCKS.  I've not done any serious Javascript 
> programming for ten years and I've forgotten *everything*.  So I need a
> book.  Can anyone recommend one, suitable for an experienced programmer 
> who just doesn't know this particular language, and which talks about
> data structures and the language itself (bonus points for covering
> closures) and spends only minimal time talking about web shit?

I haven't read many Javascript books, but I was quite happy with
JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition

The first section talks about the core language (including closures),
the second is all web stuff and the third is a language reference.

Paul Johnson - paul at

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