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Top 10 JavaScript Resources

Through this blog we will discuss the top 10 resources to learn JavaScript which will include books, websites, blogs, tools, etc.

Given below are the top 10 JavaScript resources:

1. Eloquent JavaScript by Marijn Haverbeke

Eloquent JavaScript is a digital book written by Marijin Haverbeke. You can get this book at http://eloquentjavascript.net/.

This book teaches about coding in JavaScript. You can access the entire book online. Eloquent JavaScript is ideal for programmers of any level.

A brief introduction about this book
This is a book about getting computers to do what you want them to do. Computers are as common as screwdrivers today, but they contain lot more hidden complexity and thus are harder to operate and understand. To many, they remain alien, slightly threatening things.
(src: Eloquent JavaScript)

Eloquent Javascript

2.Learning JavaScript Design Patterns – A book by Addy Osmani

This book will teach you both classical and modern design patterns that will help you to structure code in an efficient manner. This book is focused mainly at advanced JavaScript concepts like Prototype Pattern, Command Pattern and MVC patterns.

A brief introduction about book
One of the most important aspect of writing maintainable code is being able to notice the recurring themes in that code and optimize them. This is an area where knowledge of design patterns can prove invaluable. (src: Design Pattern)
Learning Javascript

3. JavaScript For Cats

If you are a cat and would like to start learning JavaScript, then you will not find a better place than this online book. This book gives a great introduction to JavaScript. This book is good for beginners to start coding JavaScript.

Noble Mule published JavaScript For Cats on GitBook. This book is also available in Git.
Link– https://www.gitbook.com/book/noblemule/javascript-for-cats/details

Javascript for cats

4. Mozilla’s JavaScript Guide

The Mozilla JavaScript Guide has come up with this developer resource network. It is one of the most efficient guide which helps you teach hands-on.

It’s ideal for any skill level and covers a wide variety of topics from basic to more advanced functions. The JavaScript Guide shows you how to use JavaScript and gives an overview of the language.

Link– https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Guide
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5. JavaScript Is Sexy

This a website that provides you all the skills required for a beginner to an experienced programmer. There are tons of resources which you can refer here.

Link– http://javascriptissexy.com/
javascriptissexy

6. Learn JavaScript

This book is for beginners as it covers all the basics of JavaScript. It explains in a really simple and short passage on every subject, followed by an example and exercises.

This book is a nice and quick resource for becoming acquainted with the language.

Link– https://www.gitbook.com/book/gitbookio/javascript/details

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7. https://javascriptweblog.wordpress.com/

This blog is very informative and it will help you to learn more concepts about JavaScript. You can get subscribed to this blogs to get all the JavaScript updates in WordPress.

This site will give you blogs like:
1.Extending JavaScript Natives
2.Fixing the JavaScript “typeof” operator
3.A fresh look at JavaScript “Mixins”

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8. https://addyosmani.com/blog/

This is an Addy Osmani’s blog. He is an Engineer at Google working on open web tooling. Addy Osmani is a great personality and his blogs teach you more about what is new in JavaScript and what are the recent updates. The Addy Osmani bog will give you topics like:

1.Exploring JavaScript’s Logical OR Operator
2.The Developer’s Guide To Writing Cross-Browser JavaScript Polyfills
3.Auto-saving CSS And JavaScript Changes Locally From The Chrome Developer Tools
addyosmani

9. http://perfectionkills.com/

This is also a top blog to be subscribed with. It provides you with all the related JavaScript concepts. Prefectionkills website is more like exploring JavaScript by example.

Few of the popular blogs on this website are:
Profiling CSS for fun and profit
Javascript quiz. ES6 edition
perfection kills

10. Grunt

Grunt is tool – “The JavaScript Task Runner tool”. By using this task runner tool, you will require to do less work when performing repetitive tasks which can be minification, compilation, unit testing etc. You will have to configure it through Gruntfile. A task runner will do most of the work for you with basically zero effort of yours.

Grunt does its file manipulation (mkdir, copy, reads, write), print the messages as well as helper methods to configure and organize multiple tasks. It will take care of differences among operating systems.

To get more details about getting started with Grunt you can visit http://gruntjs.com/getting-started
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Conclusion:

These are some of the top resources through which you can learn JavaScript.

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