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This week, we're delighted to have Kyle Simpson helping to answer questions about the new book series You Don't Know JS.

The promotion starts Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 and will end on Friday, March 18th, 2016.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of a book provided by the publisher, O'Reilly. The winning posters will be able to choose a book from the series.

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

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by the forum during the promotion for my six book series, "You Don't Know JS". To get a better idea of the series, you can find all six books online here:


The six books are:

* Up & Going: beginner/intro
* Scope & Closures
* this & Object Prototypes
* Types & Grammar
* Async & Performance
* ES6 & Beyond

The title "You Don't Know JS" isn't intended to be an insult. It's intended to be a challenge for all of us to take seriously the process -- ongoing, it never ends -- of learning JS more deeply. You never fully know JS, you just learn it better and better. I try to help developers move beyond surface "I can get stuff done" to deeper, more confident "I know why this code works" type of understanding.

I truly believe that if you don't know why a piece of code works, you have no hope of understanding why it broke.

Some of you may have read and enjoyed "JavaScript: The Good Parts". This book series stands in opposition to that book in that I encourage and challenge you to learn ALL of JavaScript, not just a small slice that I have deemed OK for you to use. Knowing and appropriately using all of JS is how you move to the next level as a JS dev.

If there's anything I can do to help you learn JS better, please let me know!
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