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Book review – Object-Oriented JavaScript (Second Edition) by Stoyan Stefanov, Kumar Chetan Sharma

This is a review of the book Object-Oriented JavaScript (Second Edition) by Stoyan Stefanov, Kumar Chetan Sharma published by Packt.

Few words why I read this book – I’m an experienced javascript developer, and I had a chance to work on large scale projects. However, Javascript is there from the early days of the web, when I was learning by trial/error and experiencing, then taking what seemed to work well at that time. Now with rising popularity of javascript (Client applications become richer and server side javascript (Node.js) is mainstream, not mentioning that it’s real cross platform so javascript is everywhere! So yes, if you are new to javascript – it is a smart investment of your time to learn it) I decided to go back and read a beginners book to refresh the basics and improve my proficiency. Of course that I had to skim quickly through large parts of this book.

The book starts from zero and doesn’t assume any programming knowledge or skills. It start from the very basics of variables, conditions, and loops. Therefore parts of it might be boring for somebody who know a thing or two about programming. For beginner level developers this book will definitely be very informative and useful.

The chapters in the book – Object-oriented JavaScript, ‘Primitive Data Types, Arrays, Loops, and Conditions’, Functions, Objects, Prototype, Inheritance,The Browser Environment, Coding and Design Patterns.

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Book review – Mastering Web Application Development with AngularJS by Pawel Kozlowski, Peter Bacon Darwin

Just finished reading Mastering Web Application Development with AngularJS now. So let’s begin from the end – it’s great complete book about developing AngularJS rich web application.

For me – reading this book was to keep up with great new technologies and strengthen my abilities as a full stack developer and architect. AngularJS is a relatively new framework for JS but has a whole new approach and learning it was very interesting.

AngularJS is very popular, it has excellent community and a lot of resources online – http://www.angularjs.org/, http://blog.angularjs.org/, Google + (+AngularJS), and Twitter (@angularjs)

So you probably ask yourself now – Why should I care and read this book? There’s such great community around AngularJS so I’ll just follow online

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