JavaScript: The Good Parts

From the publisher

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that’s more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole-a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code.

Our one-paragraph review

Like it or not, JavaScript is the only language available for scripting in the browser. It has some very good parts that one should understand and leverage, and other parts that are best to avoid. This book explains that landscape.