Book Questions

This topic contains 41 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Parvat Bishwakarma 5 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #11763

    杨 丁四

    Cannot wait for it!

  • #11764

    juss

    Please release it! cant wait

  • #11766

    disqus_NHTRRcoafY

    In the Java setter and getter what mean

  • #11767

    Gandalf Hobbitland

    I was wondering when the actual release date was going to be. On your post it says late summer of 2013 but when I checked on Amazon it says January 22, 2014. I was wondering which one is it. I would love to have this book by the end of summer. Thanks. 🙂

    http://www.amazon.com/Head-First-JavaScript-Programming-Freeman/dp/144934013X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373320116&sr=1-2&keywords=head+first+javascript

  • #11768

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Hi Gandalf (great screen name BTW), we are working as fast as we can. We are still hoping this fall, but we’ll see! We’ll keep you posted.

  • #11769

    WickedlySmart
    Keymaster

    Gandalf, are you in the Insiders program? You can already get access to 1/2 the book there. More info is here: http://wickedlysmart.com/jssignup

  • #11772

    James Lake

    I’m making my way through Head First HTML and CSS and wondering which Javascript book I should move on to next out of HF Javascript Programming and HF HTML5 Programming. I have some programming experiencing (Python) but none with Javascript and want to learn the language properly.

    Also, how much similarity/overlapping occurrs between HF Javascript Programming and HF HTML5 Programming?

  • #11773

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Hi James, we cover a small bit of JavaScript in Head First HTML5 Programming… just enough to get you going with the rest of the book. But it’s not an in-depth teaching of the language, so I’d recommend you go with Head First JavaScript Programming next, and then Head First HTML5 Programming.

  • #11774

    Rogerio Silva

    Ahhnnn, thanks a lot, sorry for interrupting, but that’s an important advice because I’m studying alone. Thank you Elisabeth you’re awesome! But one step at a time, love you guys, Eric and Elisabeth you’re my heroes! In economics we don’t learn this, so i have to fix it myself.

  • #11775

    uphillfun

    Hi, I really loved the Head First HTML & CSS book. I have a
    university course re Javascript starting 3rd Mar, 2014. Amazon puts the
    publication date of the new Javascript book at 22nd Mar, 2014. I might
    risk doing the course if the book looked to be on track to be published
    on time (or early!). The book is not listed as required reading,
    however I know that it would make it much easier for me to learn
    Javascript if it were available!… Thanks in advance, Michelle 🙂

  • #11776

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Hi Michelle, it’s on track for that date! It’s in final production right now. Yay!

  • #11777

    uphillfun

    Wow, thanks for the quick reply! I actually have to enrol in my unit (in Australia) by 6 hours from now (midnight deadline!). That’s great news. 🙂

  • #11778

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Hi again, just found out that the date it will be available (in print) on O’Reilly is actually 3/24. hopefully Amazon at the same time. The eBook is always available a few days before, in case that helps.

  • #11779

    uphillfun

    No worries, these things happen. Amazon actually (now) puts the date at Mar 25th. I guess they’re playing it safe! I’ve already pre-ordered, with the super-expensive express delivery to Hobart, Tasmania. With a bit of luck I might get it by the end of Mar (with 2 months after that till the end of my uni subject). Much better than not having the book at all! 🙂

  • #11780

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Thank you! I hope it arrives expeditiously. When you get it, post of photo of yourself in Tasmania with the book – would love to see it! Tasmania is so beautiful…

  • #11781

    Alain

    Hello Eric and Elisabeth. I looked today on amazon.com and I remarked they put the publication date of the new Javascript book at Publication Date: April 3, 2014. Are you sure it will be available at that day

  • #11782

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Hi Alain,
    Unfortunately we don’t have any control of what Amazon does, but I can tell you that we’re currently shooting for 3/24 as the date the book is available at O’Reilly, and books are usually available on Amazon within a few days after they are on O’Reilly.

    Hope that helps!!

    Elisabeth

  • #11762

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Head First JavaScript Programming is a whole new take on teaching programming with JavaScript. If you’ve read Head First HTML and CSS, and you’re ready to take on programming for the first time, or you’ve had a little experience with hacking together a few scripts, but really need to learn the language right, or you want to tackle Head First HTML5 Programming but need a little more help wrapping your head around JavaScript first, Head First JavaScript Programming is for you.

    [See the full post at: /head-first-javascript-programming-post/]

  • #11783

    Ankur Sharma

    hi elisabeth and eric…i love the style of head first books…but i want to know that why the text are not justified

  • #11784

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Justified text is harder to read than left-aligned text. We do everything we can to make things easy for you to learn!

  • #11785

    Ankur Sharma

    we appreciate all your hard work, we students completely rely on you when it comes to learning something, thank you for making us happy

  • #11786

    WickedlySmart
    Keymaster

    Thanks Ankur, what else would you like to see from us in terms of materials and topic areas?

  • #11787

    Ankur Sharma

    I am so glad that I had been asked to specify something, but head first
    books are already the best, and they cover everything required to master
    the subject

  • #11788

    wayne

    I need help!
    I bought this book, but could not find the code .
    This book was published in 2008.

  • #11789

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Oh I think you have the book Head First JavaScript by Michael Morrison? Ours was published in 2014. Sorry, I don’t know where the code is for Head First JavaScript. Try the O’Reilly book page.

  • #11790

    WickedlySmart
    Keymaster

    Wayne, where did you purchase the book? The book was replaced by our recent version, which is totally a new book.

  • #11791

    Jose Campos

    hey, where are the samples, I tried to download them but the link does not exists

  • #11792

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    They should be there! I think the page was temporarily unavailable. Try again now.

  • #11793

    kapil

    How can i download games images java script 9th chap blurred images?

  • #11794

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    They’re all available on github, download the code: https://github.com/bethrobson/Head-First-JavaScript-Programming/archive/master.zip

  • #11795

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Hi Dineen, feel free to ask questions here!

  • #11796

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Yes, that’s an error that we fixed in the most recent printing – thanks! Check the book’s errata page online, and feel free to submit any other errata you find there!

  • #11797

    Dineen Oliver

    Thanks Elisabeth. I enjoy learning with Headfirst.
    Could you tell me where I can find the images board.jpg, ship.png & miss.png images in “chapter: bringing it all together”/ on page319 from the http://wickedlysmart.com/hfjs page?

  • #11798

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Hi Dineen, you can find all resources for the code here: https://github.com/bethrobson/Head-First-JavaScript-Programming

  • #11799

    Khaison Duong

    Hello,
    I teach a web design 1 class and we use HF HTML and CSS 2nd. I will be teaching web design 2 in the future and was wondering which book would be the more appropriate next step “HF JavaScript Programming” or “HF HTML5 Programming”. Thanks for any advice.

  • #11800

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Hi Khaison,
    If your students don’t yet know any or much JavaScript, I’d definitely recommend Head First JavaScript Programming to learn the core language features really well, and then HF HTML5 Programming for the web apis.

    Hope that helps!!

  • #11801

    Nick

    I’m having difficulty understanding the role return true/false play in the game in chapter 8. Are they absolutely necessary? Where can I find some more information on this topic? I’d be very grateful if I got an answer.

  • #11802

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    Nick,
    Can you email me with more details? I’m assuming you mean the code on page 344, but it would be good to email and get more specifics.

    Elisabeth

  • #11803

    Elisabeth Robson
    Keymaster

    It’s not a free book. You can purchase it online at Amazon.com or O’Reilly Media.

  • #13907

    Prakash Sharma
    Participant

    Hello admin I am having doubt regarding which book should I go with head first HTML5 WITH Javascript or Headfirst Javascript programming ..I am having prior knowledge and understanding of HTML using CSS (Head first publication 2nd edition)and I loved that book so much that now I believe that programming/coding is so easy to go with when you have Headfirst beside you

  • #14613

    H3yfinn
    Participant

    Hi Elisabeth, I’ve been working through the Headfirst Javascript Programming ebook and have come to a halt at the beginning of the first-order functions section in chapter ten. In the Flying First Class task I haven’t been able to make any of the code in page 444 to work. Using console.log to log an array of objects doesn’t seem to work (although using console.table does!)? Could you please help? I’ve had a look on the internet and can’t find anything about the subject so you are my final hope!
    I’ll post my code so you can understand what I mean. (BTW i’ve changed the theme up to suit a web app I’ve been creating, other than the property names everything is pretty similar)

    var beers = [ { name: “Tui”, inStock: true },
    { name: “Speights”, inStock: true },
    { name: “Waikato Draught”, inStock: false },
    { name: “Guinness”, inStock: false } ];
    var offBeers = [“Tui”];

    function checkInStock(beers) {
    for(var i = 0; i < beers.length; i++){
    if(!beers[i].inStock){
    alert(“We are out of” + ” ” + beers[i].name + “!”);
    return false;
    }
    }
    return true;
    };
    function checkNotOff(offBeers) {
    for( var i = 0; i < offBeers.length; i++){
    if(offBeers(beers[i].name)){
    return false;
    }
    }
    return true;
    };

    function printAvailableBeers(beers) {
    for( var i = 0; i < beers.length; i++){
    console.log(beers[i].name);
    return false;
    }
    return true;
    }

    Sincerely.

  • #18288

    Parvat Bishwakarma
    Participant

    I’m sorry if it’s not the right place to ask this question, “Where can I find the images for Chapter 8 Battleship Board Game?”. Thanks and sorry!

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