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Book Club: Dom Enlightenment

  • Jul 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Neo

Welcome to the new Book Club's Book:

DOM Enlightenment!

Most people find themselves learning JavaScript on the job; usually they'll be given some task which requires JavaScript, and thus they are forced to learn JavaScript, and often they will get by without truly "understanding" JavaScript.

This phenomena of "learning as much as I need to get by" happens too with the DOM; Most people aren't taught much about it, and it's usually hidden away behind a dollar sign of some flavour.

It's not surprising vanilla DOM usage is fairly uncommon as until recently the DOM hasn't had much documentation outside of technical specifications.

The idea of reading through DOM Enlightenment is to ensure everyone is aware of what their browser is capable of out of the box. This should be a fairly quick read-through as it doesn't cover any particularly deep topics, but is packed full of many "Why didn't I know this?!" moments.


  1. Buy the book and read the Chapter BEFORE the meetup.
  2. Pick an Item from the Chapter and prepare some discussion points and/or questions.
  3. Let the rest of us know which Item you picked by leaving a comment

Neo is again sponsoring the venue. Doors open 6:30pm, starts at 7:00pm. Enjoy reading the book and see you guys soon =)

Chapters for this week: 5 & 6.

Cheers!
Wei & Tim

 

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  • Pui K.

    Yikes. I can't seem to get into this book. If there are only a handful of us, is it possible to ask stuff outside the book please? :) As a JS novice, what I really want to know is how to recognise good code. One is just as likely to find bad code unknowingly while trawling the web, without knowing it's bad. It's worse when your JS skills are self-taught.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Chinmay P.

    So this will be Chp 5?

    June 30, 2013

    • Lu W.

      5 and 6 =)

      1 · July 2, 2013

  • Alyssa

    Sorry! I'm going to the Geek girls meet!

    July 2, 2013

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