Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

Author: Nicholas C. Zakas


by reificator   2018-02-12
Counterpoint, I wish there were more resources for new languages that assume you already know how to program.

Professional Javascript for Web Developers[1] is a favorite of mine, because it doesn't waste time teaching you to program and teaching you the language. Instead it points out things that will surprise you if you come from C-like languages, and things you need to watch out for.

Now, since I effectively learned to program in C and later C#/Java, ___ for node developers isn't what I'm after, especially if it spends a bunch of time talking about static typing or fixed size arrays and such. But if you're going the opposite way as I did, learning the high level and transitioning to the low level, something like that could be very useful indeed.