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"I find Douglas Crockford's perspective on JavaScript in JavaScript: The Good Parts to be useful in my own relationship with JavaScript. His style is accessible and intelligent...I find Douglas Crockford's perspective on JavaScript in JavaScript: The Good Parts to be useful in my own relationship with JavaScript. His style is accessible and intelligent."
-- Anita Kuno, Slashdot.org

"...this is a fantastic book which explains how JavaScript really works, and how you can see the object, inheritance and prototype model in JavaScript as something good, instead of an obstacle."
-- Robert Nyman, Robert's Talk

"This is a very useful book for the client-side developer who wants either a great reference book or somebody who wants to take their skills to the next level using JavaScript. A must buy!"
-- Frank Stepanski, Amazon.com

"Douglas Crockford is a Yahoo! employee who works on the YUI library and writes for the Yahoo! Interface Blog. He's what we'd call a javascript master, so anything he writes on the subject you can take as gospel. "
-- Glen Stansberry, NETTUTS

"Any library strong in Java development and analysis needs JavaScript: The Good Parts. "
-- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review - The Bookwatch

"However, if you want to learn how to take JavaScript to its limits, use its advanced features effectively, and gain a deeper understanding of this oft-misunderstood pillar of the Internet as we know it: JavaScript: The Good Parts is a must-read!"
-- Dave Ward, Encosia

"Unlike most programming language books, this volume treats the reader as an adult, as a professional programmer familiar with the tools and concepts of programming. The contrast with typical language books is refreshing. "
-- Mark Bernstein, MarkBernstein.org

"My Dad pestered me to read this for almost six months. When I finally got around to it, I was frankly surprised -- the author, Douglas Crockford, manages to whittle JavaScript down to essentially Lisp, complete with lambdas, closures, and currying. I have learned more about good programming techniques from this book on what even the author admits to be a flawed language than many expositions on 'better' languages."
-- David Koppstein, Koppology

"JavaScript: The Good Parts, is a concise, well written JavaScript guide...a valuable book which I would recommend to anybody who wishes to get a deeper understanding of JavaScript, or simply just wants to write more efficient and more soundly structured code. "
-- Nicholas Salvadore, Amazon.com

"Alltogether, it’s a must-have book for every javascript programmer..."
-- Ionel Condor, JUG Cluj-Napoca

"If you’ve been holding back from learning it, take a look at this book; it’s a great and highly-respected overview that might change your mind."
-- Michael James Williams, Activetuts+

"Author did a good job to point out good & bad parts of JavaScript. Book as a whole is great overview of JavaScript as a programming language..." Full Review >
-- Przemysław Dąbek, cichykacik.wordpress.com/

""Programming is difficult business," says Douglas Crockford in the opening chapter. "It should never be undertaken in ignorance." It dawns on me as I read on, I have been struggling with JavaScript for years in ignorance. JavaScript is not like other languages, it requires a different programming paradigm..." Full Review >
-- Adam Davis, subvisual.net

"For JavaScript developers looking for an academic approach to methods, functions, arrays, and the sort.... this book is for you. The Good Parts discusses the best parts of the language and shows how to take advantage of those parts in your application." Full Review >
-- Jon Unger, www.itserviceweek.com

"JavaScript: The Good Parts, by Douglas Crockford.Mr. Crockford writes a fine book for anyone who uses or needs to use JavaScript - ever. He quickly presents his view on JavaScript, that it can be a powerful and expressive language, but that it has some rather large warts. The author quickly… " Full Review >
-- Wayne Werner, waynewerner.com/blag/



"I find Douglas Crockford's perspective on JavaScript in JavaScript: The Good Parts to be useful in my own relationship with JavaScript. His style is accessible and intelligent."
--Anita Kuno, Slashdot.org