Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford

I don't think of myself as a guru. I'm more of a mahatma.

San Jose, California

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Douglas Crockford is a major JavaScript guy, well known for introducing and maintaining the JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format. He's a regular speaker at conferences on advanced JavaScript topics.




“If you’ve been holding back from learning it, take a look at this book; it’s a great and highly-respected overview that might change your mind.”
— Michael James Williams, Activetuts+
JavaScript: The Good Parts, is a concise, well written JavaScript guide...a valuable book which I would recommend to anybody who wishes to get a deeper understanding of JavaScript, or simply just wants to write more efficient and more soundly structured code. ”
— Nicholas Salvadore,
“My Dad pestered me to read this for almost six months. When I finally got around to it, I was frankly surprised -- the author, Douglas Crockford, manages to whittle JavaScript down to essentially Lisp, complete with lambdas, closures, and currying. I have learned more about good programming techniques from this book on what even the author admits to be a flawed language than many expositions on 'better' languages.”
— David Koppstein, Koppology
“Unlike most programming language books, this volume treats the reader as an adult, as a professional programmer familiar with the tools and concepts of programming. The contrast with typical language books is refreshing. ”
— Mark Bernstein,
“However, if you want to learn how to take JavaScript to its limits, use its advanced features effectively, and gain a deeper understanding of this oft-misunderstood pillar of the Internet as we know it: JavaScript: The Good Parts is a must-read!”
— Dave Ward, Encosia
“Any library strong in Java development and analysis needs JavaScript: The Good Parts. ”
— James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review - The Bookwatch
“Douglas Crockford is a Yahoo! employee who works on the YUI library and writes for the Yahoo! Interface Blog. He's what we'd call a javascript master, so anything he writes on the subject you can take as gospel. ”
— Glen Stansberry, NETTUTS
“This is a very useful book for the client-side developer who wants either a great reference book or somebody who wants to take their skills to the next level using JavaScript. A must buy!”
— Frank Stepanski,
“I find Douglas Crockford's perspective on JavaScript in JavaScript: The Good Parts to be useful in my own relationship with JavaScript. His style is accessible and intelligent.”
— Anita Kuno,
“...this is a fantastic book which explains how JavaScript really works, and how you can see the object, inheritance and prototype model in JavaScript as something good, instead of an obstacle.”
— Robert Nyman, Robert's Talk