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Artem Sapegin

By the time of writing this article, it’s 2020 and JavaScript is still one of the most used programming languages in the world, and my guess is it’s going to stay like that for a very long time. By the Stack Overflow Survey in 2020, it is for the eighth year in a row the most commonly used programming language, and by looking at the GitHub stats it is the most used programming language in repositories.

Why is that you may ask? Well, JavaScript was born in 1995 as a web programming language to give dynamic properties to the static pages back in the day. With a steady evolution, it gave a new life the internet, enabling web applications development but soon it wouldn’t stop there. With the release of Node.js in 2009, it penetrated to back-end development becoming the full-stack programming language, so instead of relying on multiple languages, JavaScript managed to unify the whole stack. Many of the big companies shifted their backend systems to the NodeJS with very much improved results.

Besides web development, JavaScript also very successful in the development of cross-platform applications, it enables us to build applications with a single code-base for multiple platforms. For example, with React Native we can make an application for iOS and Android with just JavaScript. And that’s very powerful for single devs or small teams.

As you can see the possibilities when knowing how to program in JavaScript are virtually endless, it gives a whole range of options for your future and current professional career. So starting from the very beginning or learning just to have another programming language in your skillset is always a good idea.

So we created a list of best books for learning JavaScript, in order from absolute beginners to the people who are already familiar with programming and want to improve their level of knowledge.

If you have any of these books let us know in the comments if you would recommend it.

1. JavaScript For Kids

2. Coding with JavsScript for Dummies

3. A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript

4. JavaScript: A Beginner’s Guide

5. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

6. Eloquent JavaScript

7. The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript

8. Professional JavaScript for Web Developers


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