Best JavaScript Programming Books


JavaScript is a full-fledged client-side language used for developing web applications. JavaScript is easy to learn, debug and test. It is event-based, platform-independent and interpreted language with all the procedural programming capabilities.
These books helps the learner in learning JavaScript, which helps in making the HTML page dynamic. These books helps the learner to understand the fundamental concepts of JavaScript, its syntax and best practices. Javascript books will help the learner to be able to create a dynamic web application using JavaScript. The learner will be able to use functions, object-oriented concepts in JavaScript. The learner will also understand DOM manipulation.

Here you will find the 10 best javascript books to learn javascript from beginner level to advance level.

Best JavaScript Books

1. Eloquent JavaScript

Author :- Marijn Haverbeke
Edition :- 3rd Edition
Published by :- No Starch Press

Completely revised and updated, this best-selling introduction to programming in JavaScript focuses on writing real applications.
You will learn the basic structure of the JavaScript language as well as control structures, functions, and data structures to help you write basic programs. Then you'll learn about error handling and bug fixing, modularity, and asynchronous programming before moving on to web browsers and how JavaScript is used to program them.

2. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

Author :- David Flanagan
Edition :- 6th Edition
Published by :- O'Reilly

A must-have reference book for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed.
JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible for JavaScript programmers—a programmer's guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.The 6th edition covers HTML5 and ECMAScript 5.

3. Javascript: The Good Parts

Author :- D Crockford
Edition :- 1st Edition
Published by :- O'Reilly

This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code.
In JavaScript: The Good Parts, Crockford finally digs through the steaming pile of good intentions and blunders to give you a detailed look at all the genuinely elegant parts of JavaScript.

4. Effective JavaScript

Author :- David Herman
Edition :- 1th Edition
Published by :- Addison Wesley

This is a book about JavaScript not about web programming. At times. it's helpful to talk about web-related examples and applications of concepts. But the focus of this book is on the language and its syntax, semantics, and pragmatics rather than on the APIs and technologies of the web platform.
There are many excellent introductory books on JavaScript, such as Douglas Crockford's Java-Script: The Good Parts and Marlin Haverbekc's Eloquent JavaScript. My goal with this book is to help you deepen your understanding of how to use JavaScript effectively to build more predictable, reliable and maintainable JavaScript applications and libraries.

5. Head First JavaScript Programming

Author :- Eric T Morrison and Elisabeth Robson
Edition :- 2014 Edition
Published by :- O'Reilly

Head First JavaScript Programming teaches you everything from JavaScript language fundamentals to advanced topics, including objects, functions, and the browser’s document object model.
What’s so special about this book? : Head First JavaScript Programming uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book replaces Head First JavaScript, which is now out of print.

6. JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front–End Web Development

Author :- Jon Duckett
Edition :- 1st Edition
Published by :- Wiley

This book adopts a visual approach to teaching JavaScript & jQuery, showing you how to make web pages more interactive and interfaces more intuitive through the use of inspiring code examples, infographics, and photography.
This book teaches you how to create scripts from scratch, and understand the thousands of JavaScripts, JavaScript APIs, and jQuery plugins that are available on the web.
If you're looking to create more enriching web experiences and express your creativity through code, then this is the book for you.

7. Learn JavaScript VISUALLY with Interactive Exercises

Author :- Ivelin Demirov
Edition :- 2016 Edition
Published by :- Nai Inc.

The JavaScript book that teaches the basics through Metaphors, Analogies and Easy Interactive Exercises, the book makes understanding the basic JS concepts easier by means of a visual approach, hence the name.
You will learn to read and write JavaScript, the syntax of the language, important concepts, programming terminology, basics of the object oriented programming, and learn by doing exercises.

8. Programming JavaScript Applications

Author :- Eric Elliott
Edition :- 2014 Edition
Published by :- Shroff/O'Reilly

This book is not intended to teach you the basics of JavaScript. Instead, it's designed to build on your existing knowledge and discuss JavaScript features and techniques that will make your code easier to work with over time. Normally, as an application grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to add new features and fix bugs.
This book will focus primarily on client-side architecture, although it will also cover server-side topics, such as basic RESTful APIs and Node.
There are many books on the web technologies covered in this publication. However, there are precious few on JavaScript that can be recommended to somebody who wants to learn how to build a complete JavaScript application from the ground up.This book exists for one purpose: to help you gain the knowledge you need to build complete JavaScript applications that are easy to extend and maintain.

9. You Don`t Know JS

Author :- Kyle Simpson
Edition :- 1st Edition
Published by :- Shroff/O'Reilly

You’ll learn how they work and why they’re integral to behavior delegation—a design pattern in which objects are linked, rather than cloned.
Through this book you will learn and Explore how the this binding points to objects based on how the function is called, Learn how developers use the mixin pattern to fake classes in JS, Learn how to move from class/inheritance design to behavior delegation etc.

10. Advanced JavaScript

Author :- Zachary Shute
Edition :- 2019 Edition
Published by :- Ingram short title

You'll begin by learning how to use the new JavaScript syntax in ES6, and then work through the many other features that modern JavaScript has to offer. As you progress through the chapters, you'll use asynchronous programming with callbacks and promises, handle browser events, and perform Document Object Model (DOM) manipulation. You'll also explore various methods of testing JavaScript projects. In the concluding chapters, you'll discover functional programming and learn to use it to build your apps. With this book as your guide, you'll also be able to develop APIs using Node.js and Express, create front-ends using React/Redux, and build mobile apps using React/Expo. By the end of Advanced JavaScript, you will have explored the features and benefits of JavaScript to build small applications.
This book is designed to target anyone who wants to write JavaScript in a professional environment. We expect the audience to have used JavaScript in some capacity and be familiar with the basic syntax. This book would be good for a tech enthusiast wondering when to use generators or how to use Promises and Callbacks effectively, or a novice developer who wants to deepen their knowledge on JavaScript and understand TDD.

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