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πŸš€ 10 books to achieve Javascript mastery πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

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This article contains a list of 10 books that can take you from a Javascript newbie to a pro.

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This article contains my top ten book recommendations for learning Javascript. It contains something for everyone so whether you've just started your journey or are a seasoned developer, you'll still find something of use here.

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1. JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

As the name suggests, this is a book that focuses on the best parts of Javascript.

It covers the essential concepts without the unnecessary ones.

πŸ”— https://amazon.com/JavaScript-Good-Parts-Douglas-Crockford/dp/0596517742

JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford

2. Eloquent JavaScript by Marijn Haverbeke

Quite possibly the most comprehensive book on Javascript that I've ever come across.

I don't recommend this for beginners but this is surely a must-read.

πŸ”— https://eloquentjavascript.net

Eloquent JavaScript by Marijn Haverbeke

3. You Don't Know JS series by Kyle Simpson

Instead of one book, this is a series of books that dives deep into all aspects of Javascript.

A must-read for every Javascript enthusiast!

πŸ”— https://github.com/getify/You-Dont-Know-JS

You Don't Know JS series by Kyle Simpson

4. JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development" by Jon Duckett

If you're a front-end developer & work with jQuery, this is a no-brainer.

It is a comprehensive book & covers everything from basic syntax to advanced topics.

πŸ”— https://amazon.com/JavaScript-JQuery-Interactive-Front-End-Development/dp/1118531647

JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development" by Jon Duckett

5. Functional JavaScript by Michael Fogus

If you're learning react or wanna learn it, the functional way (which is the 'modern' way), this is for you.

It teaches functional programming using Javascript, which is used in modern React.

πŸ”— https://amazon.com/Functional-JavaScript-Introducing-Programming-Underscore-js/dp/1449360726

Functional JavaScript by Michael Fogus

6. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan

This is another comprehensive book on Javascript that covers almost all aspects of Javascript.

It is really handy for quick reference and is a must-read for any Javascript learner.

πŸ”— https://amazon.com/JavaScript-Definitive-Guide-David-Flanagan/dp/1491952024

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan

7. Learning JavaScript Design Patterns by Addy Osmani

This book is meant for people who want to learn the design patterns of Javascript.

It is an excellent book for folks who wanna write maintainable and scalable Javascript code.

πŸ”— https://addyosmani.com/resources/essentialjsdesignpatterns/book/

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns by Addy Osmani

8. Effective JavaScript by David Herman

This is another book
This book provides practical advice and best practices for writing effective JavaScript code. It covers topics like data structures, functions, and error handling.

πŸ”— https://amazon.com/Effective-JavaScript-Specific-Software-Development/dp/0321812182

Effective JavaScript by David Herman

9. High-Performance JavaScript by Nicholas C. Zakas

As evident from the name, this book is about optimizing Javascript code for the best performance.

It covers various techniques that will help you in writing performant code.

πŸ”— https://amazon.com/High-Performance-JavaScript-Nicholas-Zakas/dp/059680279X

High-Performance JavaScript by Nicholas C. Zakas

10. JavaScript: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

Lastly, this is another book that covers Javascript extensively.

Everything from basic syntax to advanced topics is covered here.

πŸ”— https://amazon.com/JavaScript-Missing-Manual-David-McFarland/dp/1491947071

JavaScript: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland




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Jo

To be honest, this feels like one of those awful top 10 product lists that people slap together and get on to Google for eyes.

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Max

Don't know about the rest 9, but #6 - definitely a must read one

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Sumit Saurabh

Absolutely! πŸ™Œ

Thanks for checking out

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Jo

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Jo

Thanks for the heads up, I'll give it a check =)

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westereshbaughson

Thanks for sharing this list of JavaScript learning resources! It's a valuable collection for both beginners and seasoned developers. Learning JavaScript is crucial for modern web development animessama.com, and these book recommendations can certainly help developers on their journey.

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Mahdi Aryayi

A few of these are very old to be read today. No #1 was a great book at that time but it doesn't cover about half of modern JavaScript (ES6+)
Also any one with 'JQuery' in the title can be ignored in 2023

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Okoro chimezie bright • Edited

Yes that's correct they are old and need's to be updated and edited

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Ingo Steinke, web developer

Thanks for the parody post!

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Nathan Tarbert

Eloquent JavaScript is one of my favorite JavaScript books. It's on my bookshelf.

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Sumit Saurabh

Genuinely one of the best books out there

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Shawn2208

Look up rheinwerk computing excellent books publishers.

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Sumit Saurabh

Okay, I will!

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Anatollo

To achieve mastery in JavaScript, it is important not only to read books, but also to actively apply the acquired knowledge in practice. "You Don't Know JS" by Kyle Simpson: This book series dives into the depths of JavaScript, revealing details that might be missed on first reading.

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Jane Foster

What a valuable resource! It's fantastic that you've compiled a selection of books that cater to both beginners and advanced JavaScript developers. This is incredibly helpful for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the language at any stage of their learning journey. Thanks for sharing this list! 1v1

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Ricardo Borges

I liked that there is a book called The Definitive Guide for JS in a list with nine other books to master the language.