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JavaScript for impatient programmers

A book by Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

About the book

Goal of this book: make JavaScript less challenging to learn for newcomers, by offering a modern view that is as consistent as possible.


No prior knowledge of JavaScript is required, but you should know how to program.

A chapter in the book explains in detail what is and isn’t included.

Preview (over half the book)

Most of the book will eventually be free to read online (current estimate: early 2019).

Buy the book

Two packages are available: If these packages are beyond your means, you can get a discount, via this form.

About the author

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer specializes in JavaScript and web development. He blogs, writes books and teaches classes.

Axel has been writing about JavaScript since 2009.

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