JavaScript for Assholes


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JavaScript for Assholes

About the Book

I was sick of being bored to death by computer books, so I set out to write one in my own voice, and as my own voice is one from Boston, Massachusetts, it's laced with profanity and a glaring lack of political correctness. I don't feel as if a computer book has to read like a college text, and I also don't think that learning needs to be such a serious endeavor.

My goal is to create a book where the reader feels compelled to read every page, even if only to find out what the insane author is going to say next, and regardless of whether or not you agree with my opinions. In the process though, I'm hoping you'll accidentally learn a thing or two.


Before purchasing, I recommend reading the Sample. This book really is full of profanity and crassness. If you're easily offended, do not purchase it!

About the Author

Thomas S. Bradford
Thomas S. Bradford

Thom Bradford is a malcontent and provoker. A native of Boston, he now lives in Berlin, where he divides his time between Software Development, Music, Writing, Photography and general Mischief-making.

Table of Contents

  • Warning
    • Who is This Book For?
    • Why Am I Writing This Book?
    • To Readers
    • To Reviewers
  • Introduction
    • Why JavaScript Won against Java
    • Why JavaScript is Better than Java
    • Why You Should Learn JavaScript
    • Four Steps in Transitioning to JavaScript
  • Part One
  • Chapter One - JavaScript Goes Forth!
    • Computer Programming
    • What Do I Need To Do First?
    • Your First Shitty Program
    • Data, He’s An Android, Right?
  • Chapter Two - Expressions
    • Types and Coercion
    • How JavaScript Evaluates Expressions
  • Chapter Three - Statements
    • Basic Branching
    • Basic Looping
    • Variable Promotion… FUCK!
  • Chapter Four - Functions 101
  • Chapter Five - Arrays and Objects
  • Chapter Six - Closures
    • Object Oriented Programming? Some Help?
    • Closures Are Better Than Cheddar!
  • Chapter Seven - Classes
    • Inheritance? You Lost Me!

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