JavaScript: The Definitive Guide Fourth Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 77 ratings
ISBN-13: 978-0596000486
ISBN-10: 0596000480
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This item shows wear including moderate wear to edges and cover.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery:
Get free shipping
Free shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items shipped by Amazon.
Or get faster shipping on this item starting at $5.99 . (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
Friday, Aug 6 on orders over $25.00 shipped by Amazon. Details
Fastest delivery: Monday, Aug 2
Order within 5 hrs and 8 mins
Details
In stock.
Usually ships within 3 to 4 days.
Ships from and sold by KnowledgePond.
List Price: $44.95 Details
Save: $25.69 (57%)
$3.99 delivery: Aug 6 - 11
Fastest delivery: Aug 5 - 10

Journey into Reading
Explore reading recommendations for children ages 6 - 12. See this week's recommendations.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Since the earliest days of Internet scripting, Web developers have considered JavaScript: The Definitive Guide an essential resource. David Flanagan's approach, which combines tutorials and examples with easy-to-use syntax guides and object references, suits the typical programmer's requirements nicely. The brand-new fourth edition of Flanagan's "Rhino Book" includes coverage of JavaScript 1.5, JScript 5.5, ECMAScript 3, and the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 standard from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Interestingly, the author has shifted away from specifying--as he did in earlier editions--what browsers support each bit of the language. Rather than say Netscape 3.0 supports the Image object while Internet Explorer 3.0 does not, he specifies that JavaScript 1.1 and JScript 3.0 support Image. More usefully, he specifies the contents of independent standards like ECMAScript, which encourages scripters to write applications for these standards and browser vendors to support them. As Flanagan says, JavaScript and its related subjects are very complex in their pure forms. It's impossible to keep track of the differences among half a dozen vendors' generally similar implementations. Nonetheless, a lot of examples make reference to specific browsers' capabilities.

Though he does not cover server-side APIs, Flanagan has chosen to separate coverage of core JavaScript (all the keywords, general syntax, and utility objects like Array) from coverage of client-side JavaScript (which includes objects, like History and Event, that have to do with Web browsers and users' interactions with them. This approach makes this book useful to people using JavaScript for applications other than Web pages. By the way, the other classic JavaScript text--Danny Goodman's JavaScript Bible--isn't as current as this book, but it's still a fantastic (and perhaps somewhat more novice-friendly) guide to the JavaScript language and its capabilities. --David Wall

Topics covered: The JavaScript language (version 1.0 through version 1.5) and its relatives, JScript and ECMAScript, as well as the W3C DOM standards they're often used to manipulate. Tutorial sections show how to program in JavaScript, while reference sections summarize syntax and options while providing copious code examples.

About the Author

David Flanagan is a computer programmer who spends most of his time writing about JavaScript and Java. His books with O'Reilly include Java in a Nutshell, Java Examples in a Nutshell, Java Foundation Classes in a Nutshell, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, and JavaScript Pocket Reference. David has a degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife and son in the U.S. Pacific Northwest bewteen the cities of Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. David has a simple website at http://www.davidflanagan.com.



The Sandman Act 1
The Sandman offers a dark, literary world of fantasy and horror. Listen free

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ O'Reilly Media; Fourth edition (December 15, 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 900 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0596000480
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0596000486
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.87 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 1.73 x 9.19 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 77 ratings

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
77 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2003
Verified Purchase
20 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2003
Verified Purchase
9 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2003
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2005
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2004
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2008
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2007
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2014
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

P. M. Hawkes
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for learning JavaScript
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 9, 2004
Verified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Chris Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 10, 2013
Verified Purchase
bmcream
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2014
Verified Purchase
Cliente Amazon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantástico Manual de javascript
Reviewed in Spain on August 6, 2017
Verified Purchase
alfonso
5.0 out of 5 stars Ottimo
Reviewed in Italy on September 16, 2017
Verified Purchase