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Book Question : Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja

Mark Reyes
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Hi Bear,

I am a proud owner of your book Jquery In Action (although its the 1st Edition) and I did learn a lot just by doing the lab exercise.

Now, I've been seeing this book since last year and have read the reason why it has been delayed several times.
The authors are of course John Resig and you, the book title is 'Javascript' but I cant seem to know if this really just focus on Javascript or Jquery in general?
To be precise, 'How much Javascript and Jquery is discussed in this book?'

My exact *personal* thought is that the reason why this book is delayed is because of the changes done to enhance the Jquery library. Afterall, there's really
not much changes in the Javascript language. (p.s. this is just my personal thought, I could be wrong and I would like to hear your thoughts ).
We know Jquery is addicted to 'performance'.

Thanks and Good Luck!


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The same basic question was answered here by Bear: Why it took so long.

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Bear Bibeault
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Except for a mention here and there, there is no jQuery in the book. The book is not about using libraries, but is about learning what JavaScript is really all about and getting a deeper understanding of the language and how to use it in the browsers.

And while you are correct that JavaScript the language hasn't changed all that much in the past few years, the environment within which client-side JavaScript executes, namely the browsers, has been changing at a neck-bracing pace!


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