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On January 25th, 2008

On JavaScript

Going Back After Two Years

Two years ago, I would have called myself a fairly good HTML/CSS developer - nothing amazing, but I certainly had a strong grasp of how to do it, and do it right. This all stemmed from reading several books on the topic, most notably HTML & XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. Of course, the obvious next step was to learn JavaScript, so I picked up Javascript for Web Developers", under the (foolish) impression that I could just jump right in and learn how to program. Admittedly, reading through it I comprehended enough to build my first script but it really didn't catch on until I read further books, including my favorite, PHP and MySQL Web Development. This is quickly turning into a plug for programming books, huh? Nevertheless, I was inspired to re-read the Javascript book because, as I said, I really didn't learn much, and have never really done much of anything with JavaScript.

Now, two years later, I'm going back and learning JavaScript all over again...

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