Top JavaScript books to level up your game in JavaScript

Posted on August 01, 2020  -  3 min read

JavaScript books

You dont know JS

You can’t be a JS dev without reading this book. This book is a master piece that explains JS in very depth. The second edition of the book is work in-progress but you can still the read the first edition that will always be the goto guide. This is one of the highly recommended books for JS devs

Eloquent JavaScript

If you are starting with JS or if you want to learn in-depth JS then this book is the right resource. Unlike some programming books, this book contains a lot of practice programs that you can use it in your real-life projects too. And in the latest version, the author has also updated for the new features of JS and he has also shown how to write clean and simple code in JS.

JavaScript: the good parts

Written by one of the JS experts, this book explains genuinely elegant parts of JS. Reading this book you will understand that JS is not like other languages and understanding the good parts of JS will help you to write better code. And of course with learning the good parts you will learn the bad parts too :P

JavaScript design patterns

Exploring design patterns in any language is always exciting. Learning to implement some important design patterns in JS helps you to learn about the language more and write reusable code in your application. This book covers some advanced concepts in JS in implementing design patterns. So this book definitely helps in writing clean, readable and scalable code in JS

High Performance Browser Networking

Performance is a feature. This book provides a hands-on overview of what every web developer needs to know about the various types of networks (WiFi, 3G/4G), transport protocols (UDP, TCP, and TLS), application protocols (HTTP/1.1, HTTP/2), and APIs available in the browser (XHR, WebSocket, WebRTC, and more) to deliver the best—fast, reliable, and resilient—user experience.

Functional Programming in JavaScript

This book teaches JavaScript developers functional techniques that will improve extensibility, modularity, reusability, testability, and performance. Through concrete examples and jargon-free explanations, this book teaches you how to apply functional programming to real-life development tasks

Composing Software

This book talks about composition and why it is the essence of the software. And explains that all software design is composition: the act of breaking complex problems down into smaller problems and composing those solutions. Most developers have a limited understanding of compositional techniques. The composition will definitely change your perspective towards writing software.

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