Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (December 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321812182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321812186
eBook Description:

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript

  • Better ways to use prototype-based object-oriented programming
  • Subtleties and solutions for working with arrays and dictionary objects
  • Precise and practical explanations of JavaScript’s functions and variable scoping semantics
  • Useful JavaScript programming patterns and idioms, such as options objects and method chaining
  • In-depth guidance on using JavaScript’s unique “run-to-completion” approach to concurrency

In Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript, long-time JavaScript standards committee insider David Herman introduces 30 powerful ways to write more efficient and more robust software with the latest version of JavaScript. Utilizing the concise, scenario-driven style pioneered by Scott Meyers in his best-selling Effective C++, Herman brings together tips, techniques, shortcuts, and realistic code examples available in no other book. Drawing on his profound understanding of JavaScript’s design, history, strengths, and weaknesses, Herman focuses on capturing JavaScript’s full expressive power.

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript is an in-depth look at the JavaScript programming language and how to use it effectively to write more portable, robust, and maintainable applications and libraries. Using the concise, scenario-driven style of the Effective Software Development Series, this book brings together tips, techniques, and realistic code examples to explain the important concepts in JavaScript. Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript is organized around 68 proven approaches for writing better JavaScript, backed by concrete examples.

In order to truly master JavaScript, you need to learn how to work effectively with the language’s flexible, expressive features and how to avoid its pitfalls. No matter how long you’ve been writing JavaScript code, Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript will help deepen your understanding of this powerful language, so you can build more predictable, reliable, and maintainable programs.

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript is organized around 68 proven approaches for writing better JavaScript, backed by concrete examples. You’ll learn how to choose the right programming style for each project, manage unanticipated problems, and work more successfully with every facet of JavaScript programming from data structures to concurrency.

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone looking for a thorough understanding of JavaScript. It is especially aimed at programmers who are just learning JavaScript or existing JavaScript programmers interested in deepening their knowledge of the language and its most important idioms.

Author David Herman, with his years of experience on Ecma’s JavaScript standardization committee, illuminates the language’s inner workings as never before helping you take full advantage of JavaScript’s expressiveness. Reflecting the latest versions of the JavaScript standard, the book offers well-proven techniques and best practices you’ll rely on for years to come.

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript is organized around 68 proven approaches for writing better JavaScript, backed by concrete examples. You’ll learn how to choose the right programming style for each project, manage unanticipated problems, and work more successfully with every facet of JavaScript programming from data structures to concurrency.

Key features include:

  • Better ways to use prototype-based object-oriented programming
  • Subtleties and solutions for working with arrays and dictionary objects
  • Precise and practical explanations of JavaScript’s functions and variable scoping semantics
  • Useful JavaScript programming patterns and idioms, such as options objects and method chaining
  • In-depth guidance on using JavaScript’s unique “run-to-completion” approach to concurrency

In order to truly master JavaScript, you need to learn how to work effectively with the language’s flexible, expressive features and how to avoid its pitfalls. No matter how long you’ve been writing JavaScript code, Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript will help deepen your understanding of this powerful language, so you can build more predictable, reliable, and maintainable programs.

Author David Herman, with his years of experience on Ecma’s JavaScript standardization committee, illuminates the language’s inner workings as never before helping you take full advantage of JavaScript’s expressiveness. Reflecting the latest versions of the JavaScript standard, the book offers well-proven techniques and best practices you’ll rely on for years to come.

In Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript, long-time JavaScript standards committee insider David Herman introduces 30 powerful ways to write more efficient and more robust software with the latest version of JavaScript. Utilizing the concise, scenario-driven style pioneered by Scott Meyers in his best-selling Effective C++, Herman brings together tips, techniques, shortcuts, and realistic code examples available in no other book. Drawing on his profound understanding of JavaScript’s design, history, strengths, and weaknesses, Herman focuses on capturing JavaScript’s full expressive power.

Developers will learn how to:

  • Utilize little-known best practices for coding and moving code into production
  • Choose the right JavaScript programming style for each project, and manage the tradeoffs associated with them
  • Avoid JavaScript’s “sharp corners,” including problems that can compromise portability
  • Master JavaScript’s prototype-based object-oriented semantics – and avoiding common misconceptions that cause problems
  • Understand the subtleties and challenges associated with arrays and associative maps
  • Use JavaScript functions more expressively
  • Make the most of JavaScript’s lexical scoping
  • Write more scalable, modular applications with high-quality interfaces

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript is organized around 68 proven approaches for writing better JavaScript, backed by concrete examples. You’ll learn how to choose the right programming style for each project, manage unanticipated problems, and work more successfully with every facet of JavaScript programming from data structures to concurrency.

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript is an in-depth look at the JavaScript programming language and how to use it effectively to write more portable, robust, and maintainable applications and libraries. Using the concise, scenario-driven style of the Effective Software Development Series, this book brings together tips, techniques, and realistic code examples to explain the important concepts in JavaScript.

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