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Javascript in Easy Steps (In Easy Steps Series) Paperback – 16 Apr 2006

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Computer Step; 3rd Revised edition edition (16 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184078315X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840783155
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 18.7 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,813,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Whether you want to get to grips with Windows, Photoshop or even programming, these easy-to-follow guides are the perfect companion for fast and productive learning.

This successful series is designed to save you time and guaranteed to give you value for money. Written in a jargon-free, easy-to-follow style with helpful graphics, the"in easy steps" books explain everything you need to know to get working on your computer - and more!

Each chapter takes you step-by-step through the functions and uses of a program. Every page is packed with visual guides so that what you see on your screen is exactly the same in the book - you simply can't go wrong!

From the Author

The examples in this book are really easy to try out - just copy out the listed source code in any text editor, like Notepad, then save it with a file extension of .html. Now open that file in a web browser, like Internet Explorer, to see the effect of the JavaScript code. If you can follow this simple process then you can easily learn JavaScript with this great book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I first bought the xhtml book from this publisher and was completely disappointed with it and quickly resold it to a second hand book shop. Then I made the mistake of getting this book. Javascript in easy steps is not a book to learn Javascript period. It covers some basic ground but not alot else. It has more fluff than actual programming content and I'm actually a little surprised that I see any good reviews here at all.

If you want to learn Javascript, get something from 'Reilly or Sitepoint.
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It's a good all around starter
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good 22 Jun. 2008
By Albert - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is not best in the series. If you know another programing langugage -it is best to stay away. However, the book has a lot of examples that can help you get started. In addition, it is straight to the point, and easy to read. The applications given are more basic than in his other books, which definetly hinders in what you learn from the book. However, thats what the interent is for.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not one of the better books of this series 31 Dec. 2007
By Papa Bear - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book because of other books I have read in the series. In Easy Steps is quick and to the point and isnt a thousand pages. I recently took a JavaScript class and wanted to give this book as a desk reference for a classmate. All the examples are placed in message boxes which allows you to execute commands but doesnt show you how to really use JavaScript with a web page save making a pop up message box. Because Amazon didnt deliver the book in time for a gift I was able to send it back and dodge a bullet. I would recommend the JavaScript book from Visual, JavaScript: Visual Blueprint. It has a building on the fron and is around 300 pages. I would recommend other books from the In Easy Steps series but not this one.

Cheers.
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