Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in JavaScript Programming. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Eloquent JavaScript, 3rd Edition: A Modern Introduction to Programming

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

Completely revised and updated, this best-selling introduction to programming in JavaScript focuses on writing real applications. JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps like Twitter to browser-based game frameworks like Phaser and Babylon. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications. This much anticipated and thoroughly revised third edition of Eloquent JavaScript dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how to write beautiful, effective code. It has been updated to reflect the current state of Java¬Script and web browsers and includes brand-new material on features like class notation, arrow functions, iterators, async functions, template strings, and block scope. A host of new exercises have also been added to test your skills and keep you on track. As with previous editions, Haverbeke continues to teach through extensive examples and immerses you in code from the start, while exercises and full-chapter projects give you hands-on experience with writing your own programs. You start by learning the basic structure of the JavaScript language as well as control structures, functions, and data structures to help you write basic programs. Then you'll learn about error handling and bug fixing, modularity, and asynchronous programming before moving on to web browsers and how JavaScript is used to program them. As you build projects such as an artificial life simulation, a simple programming language, and a paint program, you'll learn how to: - Understand the essential elements of programming, including syntax, control, and data - Organize and clarify your code with object-oriented and functional programming techniques - Script the browser and make basic web applications - Use the DOM effectively to interact with browsers - Harness Node.js to build servers and utilities Isn't it time you became fluent in the language of the Web? * All source code is available online in an inter¬active sandbox, where you can edit the code, run it, and see its output instantly. Contents      Introduction     (Part 1: Language)     Values, Types, and Operators     Program Structure     Functions     Data Structures: Objects and Arrays     Higher-order Functions     The Secret Life of Objects     Project: A Robot     Bugs and Errors     Regular Expressions     Modules     Asynchronous Programming     Project: A Programming Language     (Part 2: Browser)     JavaScript and the Browser     The Document Object Model     Handling Events     Project: A Platform Game     Drawing on Canvas     HTTP and Forms     Project: A Pixel Art Editor     (Part 3: Node)     Node.js     Project: Skill-Sharing Website

  • Author: Marijn Haverbeke
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 3rd edition (December 4, 2018)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Web Development & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1593279509
  • Dimensions: 7.06 x 1.13 x 9.25 inches


2. Learn JavaScript Quickly: A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Learning JavaScript, Even If You’re New to Programming (Crash Course With Hands-On Project)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

Become a Master Coder and Cash In the Big Bucks: JavaScript Programming Made Easy. Do you want to develop a skill that will ensure you never go jobless again? Have you always wanted to learn how to program but could never afford those ridiculously expensive courses? Developers and programmers are amongst the highest paid professions in the world, and according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for software and app developers will increase by a shocking 24% in the next few years. In 2019, the tech industry posted 4.6 million job openings in the US job market, and their direct economic output was estimated at 1.9 trillion dollars. There’s no doubt that the IT industry is the future, and software, web, and app developers are and will be the most coveted professionals for many years to come. But here’s the shock you may not have seen coming: the IT industry has a backdoor--you only need to know how to open it in order to jump straight on that cash wagon. The key to that door is JavaScript, a programming language that has withstood the test of time and has become one of the most used languages. You might have heard about some of the companies that use JavaScript: Netflix, Google, Microsoft, eBay, Facebook, Uber, PayPal… The list goes on and on. Being proficient in JavaScript will basically ensure that you never run out of job options. As with pursuing any new concept, learning how to program can be intimidating, especially for beginners. Even though JavaScript is incredibly beginner-friendly , it’s still complex enough for you to need a guide to lead you through the process of mastering it. In Learn JavaScript Quickly , you will discover: A full beginner’s guide on programming, including the simplest, most basic things all newbies should know before getting started with JavaScript Step-by-step mentorship through JavaScript’s crucial concepts, rules, and functions 2 bonus guides on HTML and CSS to ensure that you’re fully equipped with all the essentials for achievement in a highly competitive job market The best techniques and tools to supplement your JavaScript knowledge, allowing for frustration-free learning Simple explanations for all programming tasks, such as creating Array elements and handling HTML events, so that comprehension won’t be an issue Helpful programming exercises and tasks (solutions included) to challenge yourself and fully master JavaScript How to create complex websites in record time, simply by following the straightforward instructions provided inside And much more. Don’t let the fact that you’ve never programmed before stop you from having a highly profitable career--JavaScript is the simplest programming language anyone can learn. We all start somewhere, but you first need to make sure you start out on the right foot and equip yourself with the best tools of the trade. If you’re ready to discover the intricate, profitable world of programming and JavaScript, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.

  • Author: Code Quickly
  • Publisher: Drip Digital (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1951791476
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches


3. JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

This full-color book will show you how to make your websites more interactive and your interfaces more interesting and intuitive. THIS BOOK COVERS: Basic programming concepts - assuming no prior knowledge of programming beyond an ability to create a web page using HTML & CSS Core elements of the JavaScript language - so you can learn how to write your own scripts from scratch jQuery - which will allow you to simplify the process of writing scripts (this is introduced half-way through the book once you have a solid understanding of JavaScript) How to recreate techniques you will have seen on other web sites such as sliders, content filters, form validation, updating content using Ajax, and much more (these examples demonstrate writing your own scripts from scratch and how the theory you have learned is put into practice). As with our first book (the best-selling HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites ), each chapter: Breaks subjects down into bite-sized chunks with a new topic on each page Contains clear descriptions of syntax, each one demonstrated with inspiring code samples Uses diagrams and photography to explain complex concepts in a visual way By the end of the book, not only will you be able to use the thousands of scripts, JavaScript APIs, and jQuery plugins that are freely available on the web, and be able to customize them - you will also be able to create your own scripts from scratch. If you're looking to create more enriching web experiences, then this is the book for you.

  • Author: Jon Duckett
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (June 30, 2014)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Web Development & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1118531648
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches


4. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Master the World's Most-Used Programming Language

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

JavaScript is the programming language of the web and is used by more software developers today than any other programming language. For nearly 25 years this best seller has been the go-to guide for JavaScript programmers. The seventh edition is fully updated to cover the 2020 version of JavaScript, and new chapters cover classes, modules, iterators, generators, Promises, async/await, and metaprogramming. You’ll find illuminating and engaging example code throughout. This book is for programmers who want to learn JavaScript and for web developers who want to take their understanding and mastery to the next level. It begins by explaining the JavaScript language itself, in detail, from the bottom up. It then builds on that foundation to cover the web platform and Node.js. Topics include: Types, values, variables, expressions, operators, statements, objects, and arrays Functions, classes, modules, iterators, generators, Promises, and async/await JavaScript’s standard library: data structures, regular expressions, JSON, i18n, etc. The web platform: documents, components, graphics, networking, storage, and threads Node.js: buffers, files, streams, threads, child processes, web clients, and web servers Tools and language extensions that professional JavaScript developers rely on.

  • Author: David Flanagan
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 7th edition (June 9, 2020)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1491952023
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.41 x 9.19 inches


5. Head First JavaScript Programming: A Brain-Friendly Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

What will you learn from this book? This brain friendly guide teaches you everything from JavaScript language fundamentals to advanced topics, including objects, functions, and the browser’s document object model. You won’t just be reading—you’ll be playing games, solving puzzles, pondering mysteries, and interacting with JavaScript in ways you never imagined. And you’ll write real code, lots of it, so you can start building your own web applications. Prepare to open your mind as you learn (and nail) key topics including: The inner details of JavaScript How JavaScript works with the browser The secrets of JavaScript types Using arrays The power of functions How to work with objects Making use of prototypes Understanding closures Writing and testing applications What’s so special about this book? We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi sensory learning experience, Head First JavaScript Programming uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book replaces Head First JavaScript, which is now out of print.

  • Author: Eric Freeman
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (April 10, 2014)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1449340131
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches


6. A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript. The new tech-assisted approach that requires half the effort

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

Learning JavaScript is hell because of two problems. I remove the problems, and you start having fun. The first problem is retention. You remember only ten or twenty percent of what you read. That spells failure. To become fluent in a computer language, you have to retain pretty much everything. How can you retain everything? Only by constantly being asked to play everything back. That's why people use flashcards. But my system does flashcards one better. After reading a short chapter, you go to my website and complete twenty interactive exercises. Algorithms check your work to make sure you know what you think you know. When you stumble, you do the exercise again. You keep trying until you know the chapter cold. The exercises are free. The second problem is comprehension. Many learners hit a wall when they try to understand advanced concepts like variable scope and prototypes. Unfortunately, they blame themselves. That's why the Dummies books sell so well. But the fault lies with the authors, coding virtuosos who lack teaching talent. I'm the opposite of the typical software book author. I'll never code fast enough to land a job at Google. But I can teach. Anyway, most comprehension problems are just retention problems in disguise. If you get lost trying to understand variable scope, it's because you don't remember how functions work. Thanks to the interactive exercises on my website, you'll always understand and remember everything necessary to confidently tackle the next concept. "I've signed up to a few sites like Udemy, Codecademy, FreeCodeCamp, Lynda, YouTube videos, even searched on Coursera but nothing seemed to work for me. This book takes only 10 minutes each chapter and after that, you can exercise what you've just learned right away!" —Amazon reviewer Constanza Morales Better than just reading. And more fun. You'll spend two to three times as much time practicing as reading. It's how you wind up satisfied, confident, and proud, instead of confused, discouraged, and defeated. And since many people find doing things more enjoyable than reading things, it can be a pleasure to learn this way, quite apart from the impressive results you achieve. "Very effective and fun." —Amazon reviewer A. Bergamini Written especially for beginners. I wrote the book and exercises especially for people who are new to programming. Making no assumptions about what you already know, I walk you through JavaScript slowly, patiently. I explain every little thing in sixth-grade English. I avoid unnecessary technical jargon like the plague. (Face it, fellow authors, it is the plague.) "The layman syntax he uses...makes it much easier to suddenly realize a concept that seemed abstract and too hard to wrap your head around is suddenly not complicated at all." — Amazon reviewer IMHO The exercises keep you focused, give you extra practice where you're shaky, and prepare you for each next step. Every lesson is built on top of a solid foundation that you and I have carefully constructed. Each individual step is small. But, as Amazon reviewer James Toban says, when you get to the end of the book, you've built "a tower of JavaScript." If you're an accomplished programmer already, my book may be too elementary for you. (Do you really need to be told what a variable is?) But if you're new to programming, more than a thousand five-star reviews are pretty good evidence that my book may be just the one to get you coding JavaScript successfully. "Mark Myers' method of getting what can be...difficult information into a format that makes it exponentially easier to consume, truly understand, and synthesize into real-world application is beyond anything I've encountered before." —Amazon reviewer Jason A. Ruby

  • Author: Mark Myers
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (March 20, 2014)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Web Development & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1497408180
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.58 x 10 inches


7. Learn Coding Basics in Hours with JavaScript

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

Newly updated for 2021! Want to learn how to code in less than a day? This book was designed for absolute beginners – you don’t need any prior experience or knowledge. Written by the Co-Founders of The Tech Academy (, this book serves as a perfect introduction to computer programming for anyone. This book utilizes JavaScript, one of the most popular programming languages in the world. You will also learn some basic HTML and CSS. Learn Coding Basics in Hours with JavaScript is easy and simple, and it can be completed fast.The Tech Academy is a technology school that specializes in coding bootcamps. You can enroll online and study their programs from anywhere in the world. For more information about The Tech Academy, their books and training programs, visit:

  • Author: The Tech Academy
  • Publisher: Jack Stanley; 1st edition (November 17, 2017)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Web Development & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0997326468
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.27 x 11 inches


8. Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

Do you want to build web pages but have no prior experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create a simple site with multicolumn pages that adapt for mobile devices. Each chapter provides exercises to help you learn various techniques and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts. This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels. It is simple and clear enough for beginners, yet thorough enough to be a useful reference for experienced developers keeping their skills up to date. Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and forms Use style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effects Learn how JavaScript works and why the language is so important in web design Create and optimize web images so they’ll download as quickly as possible New! Use CSS Flexbox and Grid for sophisticated and flexible page layout New! Learn the ins and outs of Responsive Web Design to make web pages look great on all devices New! Become familiar with the command line, Git, and other tools in the modern web developer’s toolkit New! Get to know the super-powers of SVG graphics.

  • Author: Jennifer Robbins
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 5th edition (May 29, 2018)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Web Development & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1491960202
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches


9. Effective TypeScript: 62 Specific Ways to Improve Your TypeScript

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript with the potential to solve many of the headaches for which JavaScript is famous. But TypeScript has a learning curve of its own, and understanding how to use it effectively can take time. This book guides you through 62 specific ways to improve your use of TypeScript. Author Dan Vanderkam, a principal software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, shows you how to apply these ideas, following the format popularized by Effective C++ and Effective Java (both from Addison-Wesley). You’ll advance from a beginning or intermediate user familiar with the basics to an advanced user who knows how to use the language well. Effective TypeScript is divided into eight chapters: Getting to Know TypeScript TypeScript’s Type System Type Inference Type Design Working with any Types Declarations and @types Writing and Running Your Code Migrating to TypeScript

  • Author: Dan Vanderkam
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (November 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-1492053743
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.55 x 9.19 inches


10. Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond

Top 10 Best Books to Read in JavaScript Programming - August 2021

Information architecture (IA) is far more challenging—and necessary—than ever. With the glut of information available today, anything your organization wants to share should be easy to find, navigate, and understand. But the experience you provide has to be familiar and coherent across multiple interaction channels, from the Web to smartphones, smartwatches, and beyond. To guide you through this broad ecosystem, this popular guide—now in its fourth edition—provides essential concepts, methods, and techniques for digital design that have withstood the test of time. UX designers, product managers, developers, and anyone involved in digital design will learn how to create semantic structures that will help people engage with your message. This book includes: An overview of IA and the problems it solves for creating effective digital products and services A deep dive into IA components, including organization, labeling, navigation, search, and metadata Processes and methods that take you from research to strategy, design, and IA implementation

  • Author: Louis Rosenfeld
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 4th edition (October 11, 2015)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-1491911686
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches