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30 Free eBooks On JavaScript

Join the journey of JavaScript with these 30 free ebooks!  

JavaScript is seemingly becoming universally adopted by communities of all kinds: mobile apps, Web, Windows 8, and even server-side development. We bring to you 30 free books for learning the basics, becoming expert, and and writing complete apps in the language.



Here we go:

1. JavaScript Cookbook by Shelley Powers - O'Reilly Media, 2010

This cookbook is chock-full of code recipes that address common programming tasks, as well as techniques for building web apps that work in any browser. Just copy and paste the code samples into your project -- you'll get the job done faster...

2. JS.next: A Manager's Guide by Aaron Frost - O'Reilly Media, 2013

''JS.next: A Manager's Guide'' educates JavaScript developers, from novice to expert, about the impact that JS.next has had on the language, and demonstrates the powerful new constructs that are accessible in the JS.next API.

3. The Problem with Native JavaScript APIs by Nicholas C. Zakas - O'Reilly Media, 2012

Different browsers can develop native APIs for the same specification and still end up with different interpretations. These APIs can tie your code to specific browsers, forcing you to upgrade applications whenever new browsers are released.

4. Programming JavaScript Applications by Eric Elliott - O'Reilly Media, 2013

Learn how to build complete web scale or enterprise applications that are easy to extend and maintain. By applying the design patterns outlined in this book, you'll learn how to write flexible and resilient code that's easier to work with.

5. Learning JavaScript Design Patterns by Addy Osmani - O'Reilly Media, 2012

Learn how to write beautiful, structured, and maintainable JavaScript by applying design patterns to the language. If you want to keep your code efficient, more manageable, and up-to-date with the latest best practices, this book is for you.

6. JavaScript: The Right Way by William Oliveira - jstherightway.com, 2012

Since JavaScript is one of the most popular languages nowadays, there's a lot of obsolete information about it on the web. This book is an easy-to-read, quick reference for JS best practices, accepted coding standards, and links around the Web.

7. JavaScriptJavaScript- Wikibooks, 2012

This book is a guide to JavaScript, a scripting language widely used in web pages and web applications. This book is written as a tutorial, in the sense that all key concepts are explained. It is assumed that you have a background in programming.

8. DOM Enlightenment by Cody Lindley - domenlightenment.com, 2012

This is the most exhaustive book written about DOM scripting without the use of a library/framework. The book is written in a style that favors small, isolated, immediately executable code over wordy explanations and monolithic programs.

9. Backbone Tutorials by Thomas Davis - backbonetutorials.com, 2012

Backbone.js has had unrivaled success and will be a crucial tool in modern web development. This free e-book aims to get developers up to speed with single page web application development using Backbone.js as a foundation.

10. An Introduction to libuv by Nikhil Marathe, 2012

This book is a small set of tutorials about using libuv as a high performance evented I/O library which offers the same API on Windows and Unix. It is meant to cover the main areas of libuv, but is not a comprehensive reference.

11. Mastering Node by TJ Holowaychuk - Visionmedia, 2012

Node allows JavaScript developers to create high performance servers by leveraging Google's V8 JavaScript engine, and asynchronous I/O. In this book we will discover how to write high concurrency web servers, utilizing the CommonJS module system.

12. JavaScript Succinctly by Cody Lindley - Syncfusion Inc., 2012

The book was written to give readers an accurate examination of JavaScript objects and their supporting nuances, such as complex values, primitive values, inheritance, etc. If you're an intermediate JavaScript developer this is the book for you.

13. JavaScript Enlightenment by Cody Lindley - Lulu.com, 2011

The book gives the reader an accurate JavaScript worldview through an examination of native JavaScript objects and supporting nuances: complex values, primitive values, scope, inheritance, etc. A short and digestible summary of the ECMA-262.

14. Developing Backbone.js Applications by Addy Osmani - O'Reilly Media, 2012

If you're looking to use the single-page application model to build your site's frontend, Backbone.js is an ideal framework for the job. This practical guide provides all the information you need to create structured JavaScript applications.

15. Mixu's Node Book by Mikito Takada - mixu.net, 2012

Node.js is an event-driven I/O framework for the V8 JavaScript engine. In order to learn Node, you need to learn how to write code -- not how to use a 3rd party library or a set of spells. This is a short, comprehensive and interesting book.

16. The Node Beginner Book by Manuel Kiessling - Leanpub, 2011

The aim of this document is to get you started with developing applications with Node.js, teaching you everything you need to know about 'advanced' JavaScript along the way. It goes way beyond your typical 'Hello World' tutorial.

17. Dojo: The Definitive Guide by Matthew A. Russell - O'Reilly Media, 2008

Dojo provides an end-to-end solution for development in the browser. Matthew A. Russell demonstrates how to tame Dojo's extensive library of utilities so that you can build rich and responsive web applications like never before.

18. Up and Running with Node.js by Tom Hughes-Croucher - O'Reilly Media, 2010

Node.js, the new web development framework written in JavaScript, is many things, but mostly it's a way of running JavaScript outside the web browser. This book will cover why that's important, and what benefits Node.js provides.

19. Building A JavaScript Framework by Alex Young - DailyJS, 2010

This book is a guide to building a JavaScript framework. It'll teach you how to build a framework and draw on real-world code from projects like jQuery. Along the way we'll explore some fundamental parts of modern JavaScript.

20. jQuery Fundamentals by Rebecca Murphey, 2010

The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the jQuery JavaScript library; when you're done with the book, you should be able to complete basic tasks using jQuery, and have a solid basis from which to continue your learning.

21. Essential JavaScript and jQuery Design Patterns by Addy Osmani - addyosmani.com, 2010

This book will take a look at a number of popular JavaScript design patterns and explore why certain patterns may be more suitable for your projects than others. Patterns can also be applied to abstracted libraries such as jQuery or Dojo as well.

22. The Ugly JavaScript Book by John H. Keyes, 2001

If you just want to be able to do some stuff with JavaScript, this little JavaScript book may help you implement the things that you want to happen at your web site. So this tutorial will concentrate on teaching you to do things.

23. ppk on JavaScriptppk on JavaScript by Peter-Paul Koch - New Riders Press, 2006

ppk on JavaScript is a well-written and cleanly structured walk through useful JavaScript examples. It is extremely practical, and goes right to the core of what a web programmer needs to know about JavaScript to build real sites, right now.

24. Introduction to JavaScript by Frank Peter - Foothill College

This introduction to JavaScript covers the Document Object Model, JavaScript elements, events and event handlers, incorporating JavaScript into your HTML pages, program control, functions, arrays, forms, form handlers, environmental variables, etc.

25. Core JavaScript Guide - Netscape Communications Corp., 2000

JavaScript is a cross-platform, object-based scripting language. This book explains everything you need to know about using core JavaScript. It is assumed that you have a general understanding of the WWW, and a good working knowledge of HTML.

26. Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours by Michael Moncur - Sams, 2006

The book serves as an easy-to-understand tutorial on JavaScript. You will learn how to use JavaScript to enhance web pages with interactive forms, objects, and cookies, as well as how to use JavaScript to work with games, animation, and multimedia.

27. Javascript FAQ by Alexei Kourbatov - Linuxtopia, 2006

The goal of this text is to help you develop robust client-side scripts that can run in all modern browsers, under various operating systems. The answers contain interactive examples which you can run without leaving the Web page you are reading.

28. Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide by Mike Chambers, Daniel Dura, Kevin Hoyt - Adobe Dev Library, 2007

The official guide to the Adobe's new cross-platform desktop runtime. It explains how to use AIR to build HTML and JavaScript-based web applications, how to set up the development environment, create your first app, and more.

29. JavaScript Essentials by Neil Smyth - Techotopia, 2007

JavaScript Essentials by Neil Smyth is a comprehensive book for online reading, written with the aim to provide web developers and programmers with everything they need to know to create dynamic, rich and interactive web pages with JavaScript.

30. Eloquent JavaScript: An opinionated guide to programming by Marijn Haverbeke - No Starch Press, 2011

This ebook provides a comprehensive introduction to the JavaScript programming language. It contains plenty of example programs, and an environment to try them out and play with them. The book is aimed at the beginning programmer.
























 

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