A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript: The New Approach That by Mark Myers

By Mark Myers

I chanced on JavaScript books so challenging, i made a decision to put in writing my own.

The authors of JavaScript books are most likely a few of the brightest humans round. and perhaps that's the matter. perhaps they don't understand how to narrate to these people who may possibly occasionally fight to profit. My sister is an excellent dancer. I dance like invoice Gates. She says, "C'mon, dancing is easy!" Yeah, for her, yet no longer for invoice and me. She'll by no means train me to bop till she is aware that dancing isn't effortless for me.

Whether you're a newbie or an skilled coder doesn't subject. lots of veterans have informed me, "I want a person had used this method of educate me [HTML, personal home page, jQuery, C#, Ruby, Java, Python—fill within the blank]." skilled or now not, you'll most likely like my booklet when you locate different books too dense, too technical, and too unsympathetic to the learner's needs.

What you'll in particular like, i feel, is that the e-book is simply the top of the iceberg. the bigger half is the abundance of interactive routines that inspire you to perform, perform, perform. You'll agree, i feel, that with out perform, a coding pupil could besides be analyzing a novel.

One caveat: If you're an older programmer who has proven methods of doing issues, you will get bent off form by means of my insistence that you simply perform a little issues that aren't routine for you. in the event you imagine this may be an issue, please attempt the unfastened pattern of the ebook before you purchase it. Then do many of the interactive workouts. You'll quickly be aware of even if you could tolerate being driven round by means of me.

Here's what's various approximately my book:

Testing confirmed that books and classes load up the reader with far an excessive amount of info at a time. So I divide up the data into little chunks that won't weigh down anyone.

A ebook on coding doesn't must be written in impenetrable legalese. it could really be human-readable. My booklet is.

Most humans study most sensible via examples, so I supply lots of them.

Most vital, earlier than you may have an opportunity to overlook what you've learn within the e-book, I ask you to fireside up your machine or machine (not your cellular equipment) and head over to my web site, the place you run a collection of interactive workouts, practising every thing you've learned—until you're definite you've mastered it.

Readers inform me they generally begin the workouts pondering they be aware of the fabric chilly. and fast discover they don't. the automatic workout supervisor retains you at it until eventually your overconfidence turns into actual confidence—confidence that's according to your first-class functionality. There are 1,750 routines in all. They're all interactive, with an automatic answer-checker that corrects your missteps and issues you within the correct course if you happen to stumble. And they're all free.

Readers inform me the combo of e-book and interactive workouts is related to, enjoyable, frustration-free, addictive, confidence-building, and...well, learn the reports.

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If a website has two conceptually different things on it, we expect the site to treat them as two resources with different URLs. We get frustrated when a website violates this rule. Websites for restaurants are especially bad about this. Frequently, the whole site is buried inside a Flash interface and there’s no URL that points to the menu or to the map that shows where the restaurant is located —things we would like to talk about on their own. The principle of addressability just says that every resource should have its own URL.

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In 2000, Roy T. D dissertation1 explained why this is, coining the term “REST” in the pro‐ cess. Web APIs Lag Behind the Web The Fielding dissertation also explains a lot about the problems of web APIs in the 2010s. The simple website I just walked you through is much more sophisticated than most currently deployed web APIs—even self-proclaimed REST APIs. If you’ve ever designed a web API, or written a client for one, you’ve probably encountered some of these prob‐ lems: • Web APIs frequently have human-readable documentation that explains how to construct URLs for all the different resources.

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