JavaScript for impatient programmers (beta)
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1 About this book (ES2019 edition)

1.1 What’s in this book?

This book makes 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.

1.2 What is not covered by this book?

1.3 About the author

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer specializes in JavaScript and web development. He has been developing web applications since 1995. In 1999, he was technical manager at a German Internet startup that later expanded internationally. In 2006, he held his first talk on Ajax. In 2010, he received a Ph.D. in Informatics from the University of Munich.

Since 2011, he has been blogging about web development at and written several books on JavaScript. He has held trainings and talks for companies such as eBay, Bank of America and O’Reilly.

He is located in Munich, Germany.

1.4 Acknowledgements

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