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Multithreaded Programs in JavaScript

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Web apps would run much better if heavy calculations could be performed in the background, rather than compete with the user interface. With this book, you’ll learn how to use Web Workers to run computationally intensive JavaScript code in a thread parallel to the UI. If you have an intermediate to advanced understanding of JavaScript—especially event handling and callbacks—you’re ready to tackle Web Workers with the tools in this example-driven guide.


On Jul 8 Rob Friesel wrote: slim, no-fluff text gets you up and running quickly
Ido Green's "Web Workers: Multithreaded Programs in JavaScript" is a dive into the emerging API of Web Workers. It's a short book--at 46 pages, it may as well be a chapter from another technical book--but it's free of fluff, and laser focused on one topic, and one topic only. But this is just fine; we're only here to learn about Web Workers, after all. Full Review  >

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