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tequila_shot · 2018-04-04 · Original thread
I keep ~10 books at my desk. 9 of them are related to Javascript / Python / Probability etc [1]., There is one book though, that I really love to see everyday. Arabian Nights. That was the first book that was gifted to me when I was 11. I always had it with me. It reminds me of my childhood when things get too stressed and I read excerpts out of this book.

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ontouchstart · 2016-06-25 · Original thread
Quote Alan Perils

> A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.

There are many different motivations behind studying a language. You can study it for a job interview, for a job requirement, or for personal enlightment.

I had my enjoyment of reading some well written JavaScript books such as the "Rhino book" ( and Pro JavaScript Techniques by John Resig ( They really help you think in JavaScript just like K&R helps you think in C.

atmosx · 2015-10-27 · Original thread
I have this one[1] and it seems to be extremely well written.

anshumans · 2014-02-11 · Original thread
I'm in a similar boat. For Javascript, I found to be a good place if you have little to no familiarity of Javascript. For Node, I'm using the links suggested here

For Angular, I've just followed the documentation on and tried applying it to various web projects that I have already.

I feel that there are a lot more projects in pure JS compared to CoffeeScript that even if you did learn CoffeeScript, you can't avoid encountering pure JS.

doc4t · 2012-04-08 · Original thread
If you're an experienced programmer looking to learn Javascript, you probably can't do any better than reading Javascript: The Good Parts. It's extremely short, concise, and enjoyable to read. Highly recommended.

Any experienced programmer should definitely start elsewhere so he can make up his own mind about Crockfords ideas about how programming should be. While the book is ok-ish almost half of the material is about Crockfords personal preferences for coding style and can be applied to any language.

JavaScript - The Definite Guide by David Flanagan is in my opinion the best book on the subject. No other JS book comes even close in clarity and thoroughness.

RDDavies · 2010-08-17 · Original thread

6th edition of Flanagan's Definitive Guide coming out.

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