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San Francisco, CA (December 4, 2014) — JavaScript is the programming language behind today’s web applications, but it’s not always well understood. For years, JavaScript was seen as a collection of parlor tricks that often broke because they weren’t well implemented. The first edition of Eloquent JavaScript cut through the nonsense and treated JavaScript like the fully fledged programming language that it is, sowing true understanding among its many fans.

The thoroughly revised second edition of Eloquent JavaScript (No Starch Press, Dec 2014, $39.95) takes things even further, diving deep into the language to show readers how to write beautiful, effective code. At more than twice its previous length, this new edition is packed with brand-new material, including chapters on Node.js, graphics programming, and code performance. But it still retains author Marijn Haverbeke’s entertaining (and eloquent) writing style, complete with the accessible explanations, that made the first edition a best-seller.

Haverbeke immerses readers in code, and exercises and projects throughout offer readers hands-on experience with writing programs. As readers build projects like an artificial life simulation, a simple programming language, and a paint program, they learn the essential elements of programming, including syntax, control, and data, as well as how to

  • Organize and clarify code with object-oriented and functional programming techniques
  • Script the browser and make basic web applications
  • Use the DOM effectively to interact with browsers
  • Harness Node.js to build servers and utilities

Like the best-selling first edition, this second edition promises to remain the go-to resource for those serious about learning to program in JavaScript.

The second edition of Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd edition will be available in fine bookstores everywhere this December.


About the Author

Marijn Haverbeke is an independent developer and author, focusing mostly on programming languages and tools for programmers. He spends most of his time working on open source software, such as the CodeMirror editor and the Tern type inference engine for JavaScript.

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Eloquent JavaScript Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition: A Modern Introduction to Programming
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Marijn Haverbeke
Print ISBN: 9781593275846, $39.95
December 2014, 472 pp.
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