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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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