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For Immediate Release
For more information, a review copy, cover art, or interview with the
Mary Rotman (707) 827-7314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sebastopol, CA--Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but
released in a hurry before it could be refined. This new and authoritative
readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole-a subset you can
use to create truly extensible and efficient code.
community, author Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of good ideas
language-ideas such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an
expressive object literal notation. Unfortunately, these good ideas are
mixed in with bad and downright awful ideas, like a programming model
based on global variables.
default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its
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
- Regular expressions
- Beautiful features
book presents, you'll also sidestep the need to unlearn all the bad parts.
Of course, if you want to find out more about the bad parts and how to use
lightweight and highly expressive language that lets you create effective
code, whether you're managing object libraries or just trying to get Ajax
to run fast. If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book
is an absolute must.
topics, and serves on the ECMAScript committee.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bios, and samples, see:
ISBN: 978-0-596-51774-8, 170 pages, US $29.99
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