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Hi,

There are a lot of books out there which talk about javascript. How is this book a different one? As a developer, how does this book help me in my daily work?

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Hey Venki,

Well, first off, let me stress that the book requires at least minimal knowledge of JS: variables, types, loops, the concept of arrays, etc.

Now, most JS books focus on the language itself, or building advanced codebases out of the language, or solving rather hefty use-cases. This does fit a significant need, but my book attempts to address much more direct, and well-defined, everyday concerns.

The book is entirely task-oriented, and follows a very stringent format: one page to explain the need and the code, one page to code it all. That forces us to hunker down to a very specific problem and a best-practice solution to it. But the idea is to do over 30 cases of "need to achieve this? here's how!".

Grab the free samples on the book's page : http://pragprog.com/titles/pg_js to see for yourself what such tasks look like.

I hope you like it,
 
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Hi Christophe Porteneuve,

I went through the samples from the book. I must admit that I am really happy with the contents and the way they are presented. It co-relates to questions that you end up googling everyday at work.

I am pretty happy about the book. I would definitely love to have a copy.

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Venki
 
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Hey Venki,

Why, thanks for the kind words! :-)
 
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