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Pro JavaScript Techniques by John Resig
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 14 Mar 2008
Excellent book. Easily the best book on advanced javascript I've come across, and indeed the only one to give decent coverage to subjects like "closures". Be advised, however, that this isn't the book to buy if you want to learn javascript, the "pro" tag shouldn't be taken lightly. I'd thoroughly recommend this book to people who already know javascript, but want to improve and take their skills to the next level. A knowledge of another OO language such as Java or C# would also be useful, as a level of general technical competence is often assumed by the author.

For best results, use this book in conjunction with Douglas Crockford's articles and videos.
Sams Teach Yourself J2EE in 21 Days by Martin Bond
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Outdated, 30 May 2006
This book is outdated to the point of being useless. The examples throughout this book rely heavily on the use of databases, unfortunately the one the book is written for (pointbase) is no longer included with the application server (which you also need), and to make matters worse it now costs to use pointbase.

The book does point out early on that the examples can be easily modifed to work with other databases (namely the supplied apache derby). This is not true, it might be relatively easy for an experienced j2ee engineer to do this, but seeing as you want to learn this technology I doubt you are one of those.

The subject matter (j2ee) is extremely complicated and… Read more

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