186 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    186 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    186 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Are you an experienced programmer who wants to get started quickly in JavaScript and the HTML DOM? This is your book.

    Do you need encyclopedic knowledge of JavaScript and/or the HTML DOM? This book is not for you.

    Are you a novice who wants to learn to program? This book is not for you. In fact, this language is not for you. Get a good Python book.

    This book will get you programming in JavaScript as quickly as possible. In addition, it will provide you with a basic understanding of the Document Object Model, the massive data structure used to represent web pages. With these tools, you will be able to build interactive web pages.

    If you program in C++ or Java, there are parts of the book you can skip over because the JavaScript statements are exactly the same. These parts are clearly marked.

    JavaScript is the language—the only language—used by browsers. To create interactive web pages, you need to know both JavaScript and the DOM. This book will get you started.


    2.JavaScript: The Bare Minimum

    3.JavaScript: In More Detail

    4.Client-Side JavaScript


    David L. Matuszek was Director of the Masters in Computer and Information Technology course at the University of Pennsylvania, USA (2001-2017). With 40 years teaching experience, and 45 years programming experience, David is skilled in both the design of innovative software systems and in teaching others how to master programming languages in an accessible and engaging way.

    “When a gifted teacher presents a new concept, they first cover every needed building block. The new concept becomes such a necessary and obvious extension of those building blocks, it feels like something you already knew.  That is how Dave Matuszek’s books read.  In sparse, concise language he tells you exactly what you most need to know about programming, and lays it all out so clearly and logically it seems inevitable. His cheerful, intuitive examples progress step by step from introductory to advanced stages carrying you along painlessly. 

    I cannot recommend this series highly enough to anyone wanting a quick primer on a language they have yet to use. Whether a computer science student or a self-taught programmer, there are treats in store.”

    - Martha Palmer, Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction for Linguistics, and the former Helen & Hubert Croft Professor of Engineering in the Computer Science Department, University of Colorado Boulder, USA.

    “Dr. David Matuszek has written a great series of books on programming that will be of interest to many experienced programmers… These short, well-written books can help programmers master a new language or technique rapidly and have fun doing so.”

    - Tim Finin, Willard and Lillian Hackerman Chair in Engineering and a Computer Science and Electrical Engineering professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).