• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

* Welcome John Resig and Bear Bibeault

 
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Marshal
Posts: 34851
369
Eclipse IDE Java VI Editor
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This week, we're delighted to have John Resig and Bear Bibeault helping to answer questions about the new book Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja. See the table of contents and a sample chapter online

The promotion starts Tuesday, November 18th 2012 and will end on Friday, November 21th 2012.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Manning.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
 
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 65120
91
IntelliJ IDE Java jQuery Mac Mac OS X
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Welcome, John and Bear!

Oh, wait.... what?
 
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 65120
91
IntelliJ IDE Java jQuery Mac Mac OS X
 
Sagar Rohankar
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2907
1
Java Spring Ubuntu
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
John Resig, the creator of jQuery, man! this is going to be exciting week.

Welcome Javascript Gurus..
 
Rebecca Peltz
Greenhorn
Posts: 4
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm glad to see you're discussing unit testing and performance!
 
Jaikiran Pai
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 10447
227
IntelliJ IDE Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ken Butters,
Your post was moved to a new topic.
 
Jaikiran Pai
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 10447
227
IntelliJ IDE Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
chain singh,
Your post was moved to a new topic.
 
Jaikiran Pai
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 10447
227
IntelliJ IDE Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Welcome John and hi Bear
 
Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
Ranch Hand
Posts: 106
Eclipse IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Im am really looking forward to this book..especially because of the Ninja Guru authors .

Bear Bibeault wrote:The book is not for the complete novice. But I strongly feel that Part 2 of the book, which includes an in-depth coverage of functions, closures, prototypes, and regex, should be read by everyone who writes JavaScript.

Here's an excerpt from the front matter on that subject:
1.2.1 Audience

This is not your first JavaScript book. If you're a complete novice to JavaScript, or you only understand a handful of statements by searching the web for code snippets, this is not the book for you. Yet.

This book is aimed at web developers who already have at least a basic grasp of JavaScript. You should understand the basic structure of JavaScript statements and how they work to create straightforward on-page scripts. You don't need to be an advanced user of the language -- that's what this book is for -- but you shouldn't be a rank novice.

You should also have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Again, nothing too advanced, but you should know the basics of putting a web page together.

If you want some good prerequisite material, grab one of the popular books on JavaScript and web development, and then tackle this one. We can recommend JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan, JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford, and Head First JavaScript by Michael Morrison.


No turtles. But an iguana did make its way into the text.



I really really liked the way Bear sincerely mentioned that this book might be a touch advanced to the beginners. This really helps a novice to have an understanding of what type of content the book in question holds..I see not many authors do this. [ a +1 there ]

Once again, yet another great book by Bear .
 
Michael Matola
whippersnapper
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1820
4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Bear Bibeault wrote:Oh, wait.... what?


Such a tease!

(I did the MEAP thing for SotJSN a month or so ago, but have only had a chance to browse the eBook. I'll dive in once I get my hard copy.)
 
Kais Ben slama
Greenhorn
Posts: 19
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Have a good luck for the amazing book.
Thank you
 
Comal Rajagopalaratnam Muthukumar
Ranch Hand
Posts: 142
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Bear Bibeault wrote:Some info on the book.



Hello prodigical authority

A warm welcome! In the midst of plethora of books,do you think your book may not skylark the forth coming newyear!
Though i am eager to see the book,otherwiswe wish you a new year good wishes!
Thanks As
CRMK
 
Darryl Sumner
Greenhorn
Posts: 3
Eclipse IDE Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Can't wait to check this book out. The Niagara Framework is starting to use javascript for custome programming, the call it BScript, the "B" is for Baja.
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic