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10 Must Read JavaScript Books

We all know that reading books are good for your brain. And one thing that is common between the most successful people is reading, successful people read a lot of books, as saying goes the more you learn, the more you earn. But regardless of that reading is such a essential and fantastic tool to be sucessful and expert on anything, most people stay in complacency and choose easier way of learning. Most JavaScript developers watch some 10+ hours video on Youtube or buy Udemy course and consider themselves expert on the topic. But to be truly expert, you gatta deep dive to the topic and learn it well. So help you become JavaScript master, I curated 10 JavaScript books that you must read to be JavaScript pro. But know one thing that learning is not a race, it's never ending journey which starts at birth and finishes at death. So take your time and read and learn it slowly and steadily.

Order of Reading
You are free to read in whichever order you like but if I recommend, I recommend to read in the given order in this post.

1. Think Like a Programmer

If I recommend one book that beginner developer should choose as his first programming book, it's Think Like a Programmer. Most beginner programmers approach the programming in a way they approach it in a real life which is very wrong. The way programmer approach to the problem is very different which this book teaches very well. Once you go through book, you learn how to solve any problem in a systematic way which helps you in your journey to be a great programmer.

2. Eloqeunt JavaScript

Eloquent JavaScript is the great book which teaches you JavaScript, DOM, RegExp, and even Node. Each chapter has examples that you can learn and in the end of the each chapter, you'll solidify the concepts you've learned by solving coding challenges. Once you complete this book, you will know JavaScript better than most people who spend weeks, months learning JavaScript from Videos, articles.

3. JavaScript Info

JavaSCript Info has both PDF version and online version. Online version is free of charge but you gatta pay for PDF version. This is another great resource which is excellent for beginners. Concepts are taught in pieces, well structured manner. And at the end of the each chapter, you will have to solve the challenges that you are assigned to check if you understand concepts taught in the chapters well.

4. JavaScript The Good Parts

JavaScript the Good Parts mostly teaches how to write JavaScript code in a style that's easier to read and well executed by computers. It contains all the core concepts: objects, functions, methods, inheritance. An author points out bad and good parts of JavaScript. A beginner developers highly benefit from the concepts taught in this book

5. The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript

In The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript, an author thoroughly explores JavaScript's object-oriented nature, revealing the language's unique implementation of inheritance and other key characteristics. You'll learn:
–The difference between primitive and reference values
–What makes JavaScript functions so unique
–The various ways to create objects
–How to define your own constructors
–How to work with and understand prototypes
–Inheritance patterns for types and objects

The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript will leave even experienced developers with a deeper understanding of JavaScript. Unlock the secrets behind how objects work in JavaScript so you can write clearer, more flexible, and more efficient code.

6. Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript (Effective Software Development Series

Effective JavaScript is organized around 68 proven approaches for writing better JavaScript, backed by concrete examples. You’ll learn how to choose the right programming style for each project, manage unanticipated problems, and work more successfully with every facet of JavaScript programming from data structures to concurrency. Key features include

Better ways to use prototype-based object-oriented programming
Subtleties and solutions for working with arrays and dictionary objects
Precise and practical explanations of JavaScript’s functions and variable scoping semantics
Useful JavaScript programming patterns and idioms, such as options objects and method chaining
In-depth guidance on using JavaScript’s unique “run-to-completion” approach to concurrency

7. Learn JavaScript Quickly: A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Learning JavaScript

In Learn JavaScript Quickly, you will discover:
A full beginner’s guide on programming, including the simplest, most basic things all newbies should know before getting started with JavaScript
Step-by-step mentorship through JavaScript’s crucial concepts, rules, and functions
2 bonus guides on HTML and CSS to ensure that you’re fully equipped with all the essentials for achievement in a highly competitive job market
The best techniques and tools to supplement your JavaScript knowledge, allowing for frustration-free learning
Simple explanations for all programming tasks, such as creating Array elements and handling HTML events, so that comprehension won’t be an issue
Helpful programming exercises and tasks (solutions included) to challenge yourself and fully master JavaScript
How to create complex websites in record time, simply by following the straightforward instructions provided inside
And much more.

8. You don't know javascript

No matter how much experience you have with JavaScript, odds are you don’t fully understand the language. This concise yet in-depth guide takes you inside JavaScript fully. Once you go through this book practically and understanding concepts well, you can call yourself JavaScript guru

9. Javascript the definitive guide

This book is both an example-driven programmer's guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters that explain everything you need to know to get the most out of JavaScript, including:
Scripted HTTP and Ajax
XML processing
Client-side graphics using the canvas tag
Namespaces in JavaScript--essential when writing complex programs
Classes, closures, persistence, Flash, and JavaScript embedded in Java applications

10. Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

With Learning JavaScript Design Patterns, you’ll learn how to write beautiful, structured, and maintainable JavaScript by applying classical and modern design patterns to the language. If you want to keep your code efficient, more manageable, and up-to-date with the latest best practices, this book is for you.

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