Make the most of today's JavaScript--even if youve never programmed anything before. JavaScript Absolute Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is the fastest way to learn JavaScript, starting with the basics and gradually going deeper and broader into all the techniques you need to begin building highly scalable, performant web apps and experiences. Do what you want, the way you want, one incredibly easy step at a time!

Learn all this, and much more:

  • Start fast with the basics: values, variables, functions, conditionals, loops, closures, and more

  • Create well-organized, clear code thats easy to reuse and improve

  • Learn proven best practices to build web apps that scale with outstanding performance

  • Make the most of powerful object-oriented techniques to build complex, extensible apps

  • Wrangle data like a pro by learning how to use the popular JSON standard, arrays, web storage, and more

  • Translate your ideas into visually compelling and interactive content by learning how to work with the DOM

  • Identify and fix issues quickly by learning how to use the in-browser development tools

  • Understand the ins and outs of events and how you can use them to react to actions the user or the page will perform

  • Learn how to ensure your code runs lightning-fast with extra coverage of performance optimizations and techniques you can use

  • Learn the basics that set you up to more quickly use modern web frameworks like React, Vue, Next.js, and Nuxt

  • Explore advanced features such as object destructuring, making web requests, the class syntax, accessing your webcam, variable hoisting, and more

  • Get up-to-speed on the latest JavaScript enhancements proposed by the EcmaScript standard


Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Pearson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  6. Credits
  7. Contents at a Glance
  8. Reader Services
  9. Table of Contents
  10. About the Author
  11. About the Technical Editor
  12. Dedication
  13. Acknowledgments
  14. We Want to Hear from You!
  15. Introduction
  16. 1 Hello, World!
  17. I The Basic Stuff
  18. II It’s an Object-Oriented World
  19. III Working with the DOM
  20. IV Dealing with Events
  21. V Totally Useful Topics that Only Make Sense Now
  22. Glossary
  23. Index
  24. Code Snippets