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Ajax in Action by Darren James, Eric Pascarello, Dave Crane

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Appendix B. JavaScript for object-oriented programmers

There are many routes into becoming a JavaScript programmer, ranging from graphic design to a serious programmer coming up from the business tiers.

This appendix won’t aim to teach you how to program in JavaScript—there are already many good books and articles to help you do that. What I intend to record here are a few core concepts that will help Java and C# programmers make the leap to JavaScript programming in a relatively painless way. (The same is true to a lesser extent of C++ programmers, but C++ inherits a lot of strange flexibility from C, so that JavaScript should prove less of a shock to the system.) If you are a serious enterprise programmer with a grounding in OO design principles, ...

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