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What are the most popular JavaScript books to buy?

Please someone suggest me ssome of the most popular JavaScript books to buy.

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I have listed down 15 best books on JavaScript that I would recommend every . Although most of these books do not include the latest ES6 features, still it is a lot fun to learn how old timers used to discover hacks to deal with simple problems like using array on algorithms.

1. JavaScript Programmer’s Reference

Written by Alexei White, this book is a combination of reference and tutorial guide which will help to learn the proper procedures of utilizing the core features of JavaScript, including regular expressions, operators, syntax, types, objects and how to work with object and function.

2. Beginning JavaScript And CSS Development with jQuery

Richard York wrote this book that will help any front-end developer who is new to the JavaScript framework get started with how to utilize the framework. Apart from learning JavaScript through the system of highlighting code syntax this book also consists interesting information about jQuery like testing the code, handling the array, installation etc.

3. Learn JavaScript

This is a free downloadable e-book for beginners, covering the very basics. The format of this book is simple and easy to read, consisting a short passage on every subject, an example and an exercise. This book is maybe one of the best free resource to get yourself familiar with the language.

4. Eloquent Javascript

The 2nd edition of Eloquent JavaScript will teach you the art of writing precise and practical code. Starting off with the basics, it will slowly dive deeper into high order functions and object-oriented JavaScript. An icing on the cake is that, at the end, the book will teach you how to develop a game in HTML.

5. Javascript For Cats

With a creative illustration and title, Max Ogden, the author wants you to know that learning JavaScript is very easy. The 17-page book can teach you the very basic concepts of JavaScript within a very short time. The book is free for download and available on GitHub.

6. Thinking in Javascript

This book is the perfect choice for readers who do not like introduction, preface etc. It directly gets you started with coding along with explanations and screenshots. The book is of 31 pages which will not take up much of your time while getting you familiarized with the basics of JavaScript.

7. Javascript in Ten Minutes

The title is a bit hyped and in order to read this book, you will need to have clear understanding of the basic concepts of JavaScript. Spencer Tipping, the author, gives you a brief intro towards the advanced features of JavaScript like lazy scooping, use of iterators, behavior of variables etc.

8. You Don’t Know JS (series)

Kyle Simpson wrote this series of books to guide a developer from beginner to advanced level. This is for readers who are willing to have a deep understanding of JavaScript. Each book in the series brings forward a well explained material on every subject of JavaScript. You will be explained in a detailed manner regarding how everything works behind the browser.

9. JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook

This book is written by Danny Goodman and after finishing the first edition, the reader must dive into the second edition where the writer explains simple solutions to complicated scripting problems commonly faced by web developers. Each chapter contains a specific code or solution which the reader can directly use in their application.

10. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

This is a series of books written by David Flanagan. The first book covers all the basic programming concepts, functions, objects, etc. The second book mainly covers core JavaScript concepts. In the third book, you will get an overview of server-side scripting along with functions related to W3C DOM.

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