Exploring JS: JavaScript books for programmers

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Blogger (2ality), book author, trainer
Most of the books are free to read online! You can also buy offline versions.

Versions of JavaScript

“ES” stands for “ECMAScript” (ES6 is ECMAScript 6, etc.).

Essential JavaScript books

Book cover JavaScript for impatient programmers (ES1–ES2019)   New
  • A modern guide to the language
  • No required knowledge (apart from programming)
  • Start reading here
Book cover Deep JavaScript: Theory and techniques (ES1–ES2019)   New
  • Covers advanced JavaScript topics
  • The book to read after “JavaScript for impatient programmers”

More JavaScript books

Book cover Exploring ES2018 and ES2019   New
  • Covers what’s new in ES2018 and ES2019 (relative to ES2017)
Book cover Exploring ES2016 and ES2017
  • Covers what’s new in ES2016 and ES2017 (relative to ES6)
Book cover Exploring ES6
  • Covers what’s new in ES6 (relative to ES5)
Book cover Speaking JavaScript (ES1–ES5)
  • JavaScript for programmers
  • No required knowledge (apart from programming)

Books related to JavaScript

About the author

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

Axel has been writing about the future of JavaScript since early 2011.

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