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want to create powerful applications that are accessible from any platform. When it comes to
dry technical manuals or collections of scripts, neither of which help new users grasp the
fundamentals of programming.
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with the fundamentals--variables, control structures, functions, and data structures--then moves on
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language, capable of much more than the simple scripting it was originally used for," says author
cut-and-paste code of recipe books and teaches you to write programs that are elegant and
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learning this dynamic and flexible language.
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About the Author
Marijn Haverbeke is a programming language enthusiast and polyglot. He's worked his way from
trivial BASIC games on the Commodore, through a C++ phase, to the present, where he mostly hacks on
database systems and web APIs in dynamic languages. He created and maintains several popular open
source projects, including CodeMirror
(http://post.oreilly.com/rd/9z1z4bas91mma80ucb30ker1in9jni...), the technology that
powers Google's Code Playground.
Chapter 2: "Functions" (PDF):
Interactive Code Sandbox:
Table of Contents:
Detailed Table of Contents (PDF):
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Marijn Haverbeke
Print ISBN: 9781593272821
January 2011, 224 pp.
ISBN 9781593272821, $29.95 USD
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