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Essential JavaScript™ for Web Professionals, Second Edition by Dan Barrett

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Introduction

Welcome! This book is something I wish I had had when I was first starting out with JavaScript. At that time, there were basically two types of instructional books on the market: 1,200-page tomes of seemingly arcane knowledge and books that were overly simplified and lacking in practical information. Unfortunately, there were no books that were informative and at the same time provided instruction that could be used quickly and effectively in real-world situations.

This book guides you through JavaScript using examples taken straight from situations that are faced every day during Web site construction. It starts with simpler examples and becomes quite sophisticated with the scripting toward the end of the book. If you're a novice, ...

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