By Danny Markov
This is the second edition of the great book which teaches you how to write precise, elegant and practical code. It starts off with the basics of programming but as you go deeper you’ll get into topics like object-oriented JS and higher-order functions. After you’ve learned all that, the book will show you how to build an HTML game and some example apps with Node.js.
A vast collection of examples for the most quirky parts of the language, which are the most likely cause of bugs. This book/guide explains bad practices, issues and other JS gotchas that don’t work as people usually expect them to.
Knowing how to code is one thing, but knowing how to design software is another. The books listed in this section will teach you how to write beautiful code.
An in depth look at both classical and modern design patterns that help us structure our code in the most optimal way. This book is targeted mostly at professional developers as it looks at advanced JS concepts like closures and prototypal inheritance, that require a certain level of basic prior knowledge and understanding of the language.
Understanding ECMAScript 6
Code is run by machines, by written by humans. This book covers how to write simple and maintainable code. It discusses routing, views and templates, event handling, configuration, testing and more. If you wish to write modular and bug free code with your team, give this one a read.
Frameworks and libraries
Writing complex applications is difficult, which is why the community has created a growing number of robust frameworks and libraries. Here are a few books that will make developing with frameworks easier.
HTML 5 Shoot ‘em Up in an Afternoon
Developing Backbone.js Applications
Your First Meteor Application
This is our very own jQuery book! It is full of practical advice and techniques about jQuery. You will learn neat tricks, find out about awesome plugins, and discover how to use (and abuse) our favorite library to your advantage. It is remarkable how much jQuery has done to simplify client-side development.
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