Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Book Review: Pro Javascript Techniques


John Resig is a genius.  He is the creator of jQuery, my favorite Javascript library as well as a past developer for Mozilla (firefox).  But, this book is NOT a good read for developers who want to improve their Javascript chops.  It's not Resig's fault - it's just that the jQuery library has done so much for the industry that this book has become irrelevant.  Developers should be writing to the jQuery API instead of the DOM API directly - a practice repeated over and over again in this book.  This book teaches programmers how to create tools like jQuery, not how to create webapps with those tools.

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