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Sebastopol, CA—Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD) has been the bible for JavaScript programmers—a programmer's guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.

Now, "JavaScript is on fire. It's the language of the Web and of the mobile Web. Browser vendors are racing each other to speed up the language and add more and more scriptable features to browsers," notes expert author David Flanagan (@__DavidFlanagan). "The 6th edition has comprehensive coverage of the core JavaScript language, including the newest (ECMAScript 5) features and also covers the newest browser features (HTML5) such as client-side graphics, local storage, the application cache, web workers and binary APIs."

Plus, adds Flanagan, "This isn't a book about doing specific things. It's a book about understanding. I hope what comes with a careful reading is deep understanding and mastery of the language, and of its client-side capabilities."

Many chapters in this sixth edition have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today's best web development practices. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide is recommended for experienced programmers who want to learn the programming language of the Web, and for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it.

Advance Praise
"A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed."
—Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, CTO of Mozilla

"I made a career of what I learned from JavaScript: The Definitive Guide.
—Andrew Hedges, Tapulous

"The Definitive Guide taught me JavaScript.
—Tom Robinson, co-founder of 280 North, co-creator of Cappuccino

"I know which parts of JavaScript matter, based on how crinkled the spine of my copy of The Definitive Guide is in that section."
—J. Chris Anderson, cofounder of CouchBase, ApacheCouchDB committer, and author of CouchDB: The Definitive Guide

"...an indespensable reference for all JavaScript developers. If there's something I need to know about JavaScript, I trust The Definitive Guide will have the right answer for me. It's that good."
—Rey Bango, Microsoft Client-Web Community Program Manager and jQuery Team Member

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About the Author

David Flanagan is also the author of The Ruby Programming Language, Java in a Nutshell, and JavaScript Pocket Reference.

View David Flanagan's full profile page.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bio, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596805531

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, Sixth Edition JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, Sixth Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By David Flanagan
Print ISBN: 9780596805524   Ebook ISBN: 9781449302122  
Pages: 1100
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