[ACCEPTED]-What's the best and most efficient book to learn JavaScript?-javascript

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I think I've read them all. Here's the dark 4 sheep. This one came out of left field. I 3 was surprised at how good it is.

JavaScript: The Missing Manual

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The other 2 books are great. But for actually learning the language, I 1 think this one wins hands down.

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after the basics, every Javascript developer 1 must read this:
Douglas Crockford: JavaScript: The Good Parts

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ppk on JavaScript was really great. His website is also filled with 2 tons of useful information including lots 1 on browser incompatibilities.

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After you've tried out some of the books, read 11 them through, make sure you try many things 10 and ideas out on your own. The only way 9 to really learn a language is to write programs 8 in it. After you have a good understanding, answer 7 some questions on SO. This can really help 6 you learn stuff and have fun talking code 5 with other people. An SO technique I use 4 is to find a user with 20k + rep who has 3 a lot of posts in the javascript tag, then 2 look at some of their most upvoted javascript 1 answers. Good luck! :D

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i would recommend "Head First JavaScript" it is nice 2 to read, with good illustrations. I love 1 the books from this publisher.

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I'd recommend Pro JavaScript Techniques: The Ultimate JavaScript book for the modern Web Developer by By John Resig, the author 1 of jQuery framework.

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I'm a believer in Sinan's recommendation 2 of JavaScript: The Definitive Guide for 1 a good reference type book.

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Sams TEach yourself JavaScript Fourth Edition. Buy it really CHEAP here.

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