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* Welcome John Resig and Bear Bibeault

Jeanne Boyarsky
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This week, we're delighted to have John Resig and Bear Bibeault helping to answer questions about the new book Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja. See the table of contents and a sample chapter online

The promotion starts Tuesday, November 18th 2012 and will end on Friday, November 21th 2012.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Manning.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.

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Welcome, John and Bear!

Oh, wait.... what?

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Bear Bibeault
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Some info on the book.
Sagar Rohankar
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John Resig, the creator of jQuery, man! this is going to be exciting week.

Welcome Javascript Gurus..

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I'm glad to see you're discussing unit testing and performance!
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Ken Butters,
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Welcome John and hi Bear
Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Im am really looking forward to this book..especially because of the Ninja Guru authors .

Bear Bibeault wrote:The book is not for the complete novice. But I strongly feel that Part 2 of the book, which includes an in-depth coverage of functions, closures, prototypes, and regex, should be read by everyone who writes JavaScript.

Here's an excerpt from the front matter on that subject:
1.2.1 Audience

This is not your first JavaScript book. If you're a complete novice to JavaScript, or you only understand a handful of statements by searching the web for code snippets, this is not the book for you. Yet.

This book is aimed at web developers who already have at least a basic grasp of JavaScript. You should understand the basic structure of JavaScript statements and how they work to create straightforward on-page scripts. You don't need to be an advanced user of the language -- that's what this book is for -- but you shouldn't be a rank novice.

You should also have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Again, nothing too advanced, but you should know the basics of putting a web page together.

If you want some good prerequisite material, grab one of the popular books on JavaScript and web development, and then tackle this one. We can recommend JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan, JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford, and Head First JavaScript by Michael Morrison.

No turtles. But an iguana did make its way into the text.

I really really liked the way Bear sincerely mentioned that this book might be a touch advanced to the beginners. This really helps a novice to have an understanding of what type of content the book in question holds..I see not many authors do this. [ a +1 there ]

Once again, yet another great book by Bear .
Michael Matola
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Oh, wait.... what?

Such a tease!

(I did the MEAP thing for SotJSN a month or so ago, but have only had a chance to browse the eBook. I'll dive in once I get my hard copy.)
Kais Ben slama

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Have a good luck for the amazing book.
Thank you
Comal Rajagopalaratnam Muthukumar
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Some info on the book.

Hello prodigical authority

A warm welcome! In the midst of plethora of books,do you think your book may not skylark the forth coming newyear!
Though i am eager to see the book,otherwiswe wish you a new year good wishes!
Thanks As
Darryl Sumner

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Can't wait to check this book out. The Niagara Framework is starting to use javascript for custome programming, the call it BScript, the "B" is for Baja.
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