Introduction

In my mind, good technical books are part mixtape, treasure map, and field journal. Expert JavaScript is the result of my efforts to successfully weave these forms together into a compelling and information-rich book about JavaScript.

A mixtape, for those old enough to remember, is a curated collection of songs. These tapes were often made as gifts for friends, lovers, and those in between. The mixer would craft the tape by selecting personal favorites or organizing tracks along a conceptual thread. Often these tapes were a surrogate for the mixer, a way to be remembered by the listener when the tape was playing. This book is a mixtape for JavaScript that I made for you. These chapters cover some of my favorite aspects of the language, ...

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