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Javascript Programmer's Reference (Programmer to Programmer)

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Average Customer Rating: 1.93

Customer Rating: 2
Summary: Decent reference that lacks detail and examples
Comment: I like to call this book enhanced "intellisense", for those of you familiar with Microsoft development environments. It basically is a listing of objects and all of their methods and properties on different browsers. But it offers little detail such as examples. It will give you a "WARNING" about a particular method, but often doesn't tell you what you're being warned about.

If you already know how to use a javascript method but are just curious about which browsers support it, this book is helpful. Otherwise, you should purchase "JavaScript: The Definitive Guide" by Flanagan. I can't wait until Flanagan comes up with a fourth edition because the latest one is getting outdated, but it is by far the best JavaScript book.

JavaScript Programmer's Reference is just not worth the money. Most of the information it provides is available via help files, and the book does not provide an useful index, but instead lumps everything into alphabetical order. Very disappointing.

Customer Rating: 1
Summary: Useless Tome
Comment: This book has almost no value (aside from a door stop). The information is incomplete, even for the time it was written. I applaud the effort of running scripts to ferret out "undocumented" information but even that information is presented in a useless fashion. Skip this book even when it is stacked high on the remainder pile.

Customer Rating: 1
Summary: Very much useless
Comment: This is alphabetically arrangement of unrelated concepts that only have in common that theyre are linked to JavaScript.

This is pretty much useless if you are looking for an anwer to a meaningful question. It is only useful in the case where you know the class/method and are looking for the table "which browser does it support it".

I definitely do not recommend it.