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Pro JavaScript™ Techniques by John Resig

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PART 1Introducing Modern JavaScript

CHAPTER 1Modern JavaScript Programming

The evolution of JavaScript has been gradual but persistent. Over the course of the past decade, the perception of JavaScript has evolved from a simple toy language into a respected programming language used by corporations and developers across the globe to make incredible applications. The modern JavaScript programming language—as it has always been—is solid, robust, and incredibly powerful. Much of what I'll be discussing in this book will show what makes modern JavaScript applications so different from what they used to be. Many of the ideas presented in this chapter aren't new by any stretch, but their acceptance by thousands of intelligent programmers has helped ...

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