JavaScript Books Next to WordPress Books

During Matt Mullenweg’s State of The Word presentation at WordCamp US, he said everyone in the community should make an effort to learn JavaScript deeply.

I visited Barnes and Noble today and discovered that some books are heeding Mullenweg’s call and are doing their part to encourage people to learn JavaScript in addition to WordPress.


That’s quite an influence he has.

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  1. I noticed a big pile of them in the background of his slide, as well.

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  2. I have being working with HTML/CSS/WordPress for years and now need to take the plunge and further my knowledge.

    Any suggestions on on which book to get for a total Javascript virgin? It’s probably old fashioned, but I would rather have a book beside to read/learn from/revert to rather than an online book.

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      1. Thanks travellyan, I’ll test it out. Appreciate the feedback.

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  3. That’s quite an influence he has.

    TBH, the popularity of JavaScript has nothing to do with Matt and his speech. Instead, I think he was inspired by the increasing popularity of JavaScript and various JavaScript frameworks.

    In addition, it might be a coincidence that WordPress books are placed next to JavaScript books, especially in B&N, they usually put all computer and programming books together or closely, and there is no specific categorization.

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    1. The post was light hearted and my attempt at having fun. I was hoping no one would take it too seriously. There’s enough seriousness going around already.

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  4. If you want to learn JavaScript properly, start by reading the “You don’t know JavaScript” series by Kyle Simpson. You can read it for free on GitHub.

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