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5.0 out of 5 stars How to make Javascipt fly!, 25 April 2012
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The best stuff in this book is how to make javascript do basic DOM manipulation at high speed. It nicely uses jQuery for all the convenience parts of the code that don't affect performance, but combines this with pure DOM attribute manipulation for all the animation parts.

It also includes introductions to the html5 canvas, jQuery-UI and other bits and pieces (html5 sockets, google charts etc). But these are just to give you a flavor and point you in the right direction.

Also liked the nice consistent javascript code style that manages to keep pretty complex code manageable and readable. Great to see how basic DOM manipulation can be used to do something as cool as space-invaders game!
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Initial post: 27 Jun 2012 14:52:39 BDT
That was my first impression too - this book is excellent at explaining optimization of Javascript code!
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