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Later, in this book, you will learn about AJAX and XML HTTP request method that makes Ajax possible.
Jon Duckett’s books are typically recommended for beginners who are not sure how to start. He is an expert front end developer with a keen eye for explaining critical concepts in detail.
This book is written for intermediate to advanced level coders who want to ultimately write better codes. It offers 68 unique ways to tackle certain problems and organize your code to run more efficiently.
This book is a fairly short book with 120 pages with a good writing style. It is a concise and very thorough kind of book covering all the OOP principles like (inheritance, constructors and dev patterns).
Zakas works as a front end developer at Yahoo, therefore he spends a lot of time optimizing code to run fast. But, this book also talks about deployment and testing your web apps that are highly performant no matter what phase of development you are in.
This book talks about code extensibility, modularization, and unit testing to determine performance issues. The author Atencio shares ideas on when functional programming works best and which applications benefit most from FP design patterns.
You don’t have to learn functional programming to become a web developer. But, if you want to push yourself into this popular programming paradigm, then Atencio’s book is an excellent means to start.
It is a fairly older book, yet the lessons are extremely relevant. It spans 330+ pages with a few dozen of chapters on best practice for OOP scripting.
14. jQuery in Action
This is one of the best jQuery books for action-oriented developers. Currently, in its 3rd edition, this book span 500+ pages of exercises teaching jQuery syntax and best practices. You will learn how to manipulate the DOM and handle the user input, along with running AJAX requests to your server or through third-party APIs.
It is a great book for complete beginners and experienced developers alike with plenty of tips and tricks to go along.
15. Learning React
This is the front end library that works on virtual DOM to manipulate elements and shares them through an MVC architecture. It doesn’t assume any prior knowledge of react.js.
The whole library does seem wacky at first. It also comes with a steep learning curve, so it may be a few weeks before you even understand why react.js is so crucial to modern front end development. With the total 350 pages and loads of exercises to work through, you will pick up all the basics of react.js through this book.
18. Understanding ECMA Script 6
If you are willing to read through this, you will realize code testing can actually be a lot of fun. It all depends on how you test your code and understand why you are running tests.
Those who want to make a career in web development needs a copy of this book. You will find a ton of great tips on topics like asynchronous development and closures. This is the ultimate book for any serious developers.
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