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Instant Javascript

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Average Customer Rating: 2.52

Customer Rating: 5
Summary: A very useful book for the working programmer
Comment: I was new to the entire Internet development arena, so this book helped me a lot. It got me thinking about how JavaScript interrelates to Dynamic HTML. It gives you discussions about the kinds of things that you will have to worry about when you code real web pages. If you have one of the large reference books handy such as the Microsoft Web Technologies Reference, then this book makes a nice companion book to it. I wouldn't trade mine. It solved two of my current project's problems, so it was easily worth the money.

Customer Rating: 1
Summary: Don't waste your time
Comment: Well, I'm not going to waste any more of my time. After error after error after error that occurs in the code sections _AND_ the reference section, I've finally thrown this book away. No, really! I threw it away; it causes me more pain than any other book I've got and I wouldn't wish this book on anybody. If you're really interested in a good javascript book, pick up O'Reilly's _Definitive Javascript Guide_ (the rhino book).

Customer Rating: 2
Summary: Misleading.
Comment: This book claims to be a tutorial on Javascript for people with knowledge of HTML, but its really more of a referance work. Nothing is explained in detail, the code examples consist of very small fragments that don't fully illustrate the ideas being explained, and basic concepts are overlooked. For instance, the book gives examples of a variety of functions, but never explains or gives an example of how you call them within your HTML code. This is one of the trickier aspects of javascript and its not addressed at all!

Very disappointing. Only an experienced Javascript programmer will be able to get much out of it, and only then as a refresher.