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JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition by David Sawyer McFarland

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Appendix A. JavaScript Resources

This book provides enough information and real-world techniques to get your JavaScript career off to a great start. But no one book can answer all of your JavaScript or jQuery questions. There’s plenty to learn when it comes to JavaScript programming, and this appendix gives you taking-off points for further research and learning.

References

Sometimes you need a dictionary to read a book. When programming in JavaScript, it’s great to have a complete reference to the various keywords, terms, methods, and other assorted bits of JavaScript syntax. You can find references both online and in books.

Websites

  • The ECMAScript site (www.ecmascript.org) houses documentation and information about ECMAScript (the official name for JavaScript). It’s where to learn about the current state (and future) of JavaScript.

  • Mozilla Developer Center Core JavaScript Reference (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference) provides a complete reference to JavaScript. It’s very detailed, but sometimes hard to understand because it’s aimed at a technical audience.

  • WebPlatform.org (http://www.webplatform.org) covers JavaScript, DOM, and CSS and tells you which features are supported by each browser. It’s a kind of encyclopedia for Web developers.

  • MSDN JavaScript Language Reference (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d1et7k7c(v=VS.94).aspx) from Microsoft is an excellent resource if you’re developing with Internet Explorer. While it provides technical information ...

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