The Reading List for Coding Wizards: Part 2

 In Self-Development, Tech Corner

Dust off your bookshelves and buy some new literature — It’s a national Read a Book Day!

A few months ago, we’ve asked our team members to share their favorite books for coding and they contributed with some useful insights.

For this blog post, we’ve decided to get a little more specific and offer a reading list for JavaScript Developers.

1. JavaScript Allongé

Javascript Allonge

The book is for developers who are interested in programming with functions. It contains clear explanations and lots of examples and exercises. The book helps you not only code in JavaScript, but fundamentally understand it, as well. Recommended by our Sportsbook developer, Oto Lolua. Book is available here.

2. Professor Frisby’s Mostly Adequate Guide to Functional Programming

2. Professor Frisby’s Mostly Adequate Guide to Functional Programming

Another great book for those who want to learn about functional programming. Not only it explains the core concept of the functional programming, it also helps you grasp the material through various exercises. From first-class functions and partial application to Hindley-Milner function signatures and function composition, the book covers a great deal of material to help you advance your knowledge. Recommended by Oto Lolua. You may download the book from this link.

3. Eloquent JavaScript

Eloquent JavaScript

This books has been praised by none other than the creator of JavaScript himself.

“A concise and balanced mix of principles and pragmatics. I loved the tutorial-style game-like program development. This book rekindled my earliest joys of programming. Plus, JavaScript!” — Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript

Download your copy via this link. Recommended by our Sportsbook developer, Giga Gelashvili.

4. Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript

Effective JavaScript: 68 Specific Ways to Harness the Power of JavaScript

Probably not a book for beginners, but definitely useful for intermediate and advance level JavaScript developers. The book clearly defines and explains differences of object-oriented programming languages and JavaScript. This is a material full of tips and tricks that will make your life easier. Recommended by Lasha Sumbadze, our game developer. Buy your copy on Amazon.

5. You Don’t Know JS — 6 volumes


JavaScript is a very complex language. Even if you know a lot, there’s a big chance you have still a lot to discover about JS. Six volumes of “You Don’t Know JS” by Kyle Simpson will guide you through tricky parts of JavaScript. The uniqueness of these books lay in how deeply they explore JS and give you vast knowledge. Recommended by our Web developer, Zura Gabievi. Check out all of six volumes on this link.

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