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ArikB says

See title basically.

“Javascript: The Missing manual” looks good imo.

I want to use it for UI mostly.

Also on a sidenote, I have thought up a collaboration app for academics and students. I am not a developer, if anybody is interested and is able to code backend (as in RoR/Django/Java etc.) then holler. Here comes the thing that will make this nearly impossible. I prefer someone with either a BA in computer science or someone who has a crapload of experience. Please be aware that the project will most likely be massive, hosting all sorts of content.

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ArikB says

Anyone?

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jwmcpeak says

I’m not entirely sure I understand. You want book recommendations?

Beginners: Beginning JavaScript 4rd Edition (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470525932/) (Shamless plug) JavaScript Beginner’s Guide (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0071632956/)

Advanced: Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (http://www.amazon.com/dp/047022780X/)

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ArikB says

Yup, I need books.

Also, should I learn raw JS or go straight to a framework??

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JimmyP says

Learn “raw” JavaScript first. http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596000486/

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jwmcpeak says

All frameworks are written in JavaScript. While they can make cross-browser scripting easier, they’re still bound to the rules of the language.

Definitely learn plain ‘ol JavaScript and DOM before picking up a framework. Frameworks are attractive at the beginning simply because of the differences between the browsers. The more knowledgeable you get, the less attractive frameworks become.

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CreatingDrew says
Learn “raw” JavaScript first. http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596000486/

I replied to your other thread about this, but it seems to have vanished, are you using your special magic again Arik?

Anyway, I linked to the same book James did, merely because that is the only book Crockford recommends on the subject :D

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jwmcpeak says

Crockford isn’t the end-all, be-all on the subject. Flanagan’s book is great for a reference, but Zakas’ book is more up-to-date, more in-depth, and contains better reference material, imo.

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JeffreyWay Moderator says

+1 to Zakas’ book.

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ArikB says

Hey guys, little update. I asked Remy Sharp on twitter.

”@rem

@wehelpdesign in that case, get on JS. Start with Good Parts by Crockford, touch of DOM Scripting by @adactio & a slathering of @jquery”

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