Professional JavaScript for Web Developers, 4th Edition

  • 19h 27m
  • Matt Frisbie
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2020

Update your skill set for ECMAScript 2019 with the ultimate JavaScript guide for pros.

Professional JavaScript for Web Developers is the essential guide to next-level JavaScript development. Written for intermediate-to-advanced programmers, this book jumps right into the technical details to help you clean up your code and become a more sophisticated JavaScript developer. From JavaScript-specific object-oriented programming and inheritance, to combining JavaScript with HTML and other markup languages, expert instruction walks you through the fundamentals and beyond. This new fourth edition has been updated to cover through ECMAScript 2019; new frameworks and libraries, new techniques, new APIs, and more are explained in detail for the professional developer, with a practical focus that helps you put your new skills to work on real-world projects.

The latest--and most dramatic--ES release is already being incorporated into JavaScript engines in major browsers; this, coupled with the rise in mobile web traffic increasing demand for responsive, dynamic web design, means that all web developers need to update their skills--and this book is your ideal resource for quick, relevant guidance.

  • Get up to date on ECMAScript through ES2019, including classes, promises, async/await, proxies, iterators, generators, symbols, modules, and spread/rest operators.
  • Delve into fundamental web development concepts such as the document object model (DOM), browser object model (BOM), events, forms, JSON, error handling, and web animation.
  • Learn about advanced browser APIs such as geolocation, web workers, service workers, fetch, atomics, streams, message channels, performance timelines, and web cryptography.
  • Work hands-on with hundreds of working code examples that demonstrate concepts clearly and concisely.

Even if you think you know JavaScript, new ES releases bring big changes that will affect the way you work. For a professional-level update that doesn't waste time on coding fundamentals, Professional JavaScript for Web Developers is the ultimate resource to bring you up to speed.

About the Author

Matt Frisbie has worked in web development for over a decade. During that time, he's been a startup co-founder, an engineer at a Big Four tech company, and the first engineer at a Y Combinator startup that would eventually become a billion-dollar company. As a Google software engineer, Matt worked on both the AdSense and Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) platforms; his code contributions run on most of the planet's web browsing devices. Prior to this, Matt was the first engineer at DoorDash, where he helped lay the foundation for a company that has become the leader in online food delivery. Matt has written three books, "Professional JavaScript for Web Developers", "Angular 2 Cookbook", and "AngularJS Web Application Development Cookbook", and recorded two video series, "Introduction to Modern Client-Side Programming" and "Learning AngularJS". He speaks at frontend meetups and webcasts, and is a level 1 sommelier. He majored in Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Matt's Twitter handle is @mattfriz.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • What is JavaScript?
  • JavaScript in HTML
  • Language Basics
  • Variables, Scope, and Memory
  • Basic Reference Types
  • Collection Reference Types
  • Iterators and Generators
  • Objects, Classes, and Object-Oriented Programming
  • Proxies and Reflect
  • Functions
  • Promises and Async Functions
  • The Browser Object Model
  • Client Detection
  • The Document Object Model
  • DOM Extensions
  • DOM Levels 2 and 3
  • Events
  • Animation and Graphics with Canvas
  • Scripting Forms
  • JavaScript APIs
  • Error Handling and Debugging
  • XML in JavaScript
  • JSON
  • Network Requests and Remote Resources
  • Client-Side Storage
  • Modules
  • Workers
  • Best Practices