Good Read: Javascript Enlightenment

Javascript Enlightenment book coverJust finished up this great book a friend passed my way called “Javascript Enlightenment”.  File this under “a book I wish I would have read years ago”.  It is a great read for a couple of days, and if you are really trying to understand some of the key concepts and behaviors of the language, read it.

It doesn’t go into as much depth of why stuff is good or bad, like Javascript: The Good Parts, but it takes the good parts and really hammers them home on how they work, why they work, and when to use them effectively.  If you mostly use provided libraries to get things done, this book will glass door to how these libraries do the things they do, and hopefully start you on a path to writing your own libraries or adding your own contributions.  It also includes the best explanation of closures and the prototype chain that I’ve seen, which finally gave me my light bulb *click* moment of full understanding.

Can’t wait for any other books Cody has in the pipeline.

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