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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Everything Good You Needed to Know About Javascript*

(*and even the bad parts)

At Yahoo! I had the privilege of working directly with Doug Crockford and got to review a book he was writing at the time, Javascript The Good Parts.

This book is different than most other Javascript books. It just focuses on the language itself and not the browser DOM. It reveals both gems and warts. And it does it in a simple straightforward manner. It reminds me of the classic The C Programming Language book that I cut my teeth on.

This is a must for your bookshelf.

You can get JavaScript: The Good Parts at Amazon.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Forms*

(*but were afraid to ask)
My good friend and former Yahoo! colleague, Luke Wroblewski, has just published a most excellent book called Web Form Design.

Forms are everywhere. And when something is so ubiquitous, it tends to get absorbed into the back of our consciousness. Luke takes the lowly form and shines a spotlight on form usability. This book is full of best practices, tons of examples and lots of great insight from a dozen or so other leading web practitioners.

And hey. I can get you a 10% discount. Just go to Rosenfield Media and apply the code BSCOTT. Just enter it on the last page of checkout. You will save 10% and get a great book.