Author: Mike McGrath
Publisher: In Easy Steps
Audience: Beginners already acquainted with HTML
Reviewer: Ian Elliot
This is a book that is aimed at the beginner. It is full of colorful text and it is slim and unintimadating. It oozes a desire to be simple and friendly, but it also matters what the book tries to convey and how it does it.
The next step moves on to operations and we have lightning looks as arithmetic, assignment, logic, conditionals and operator precedence. It isn't until step 3 we reach the bit that most beginners find really difficult i.e. flow of control. In this short section we have all of the control statements - if, if else, switch, for, while, do while and breaking out of loops. If you have never programmed before this is a tough section that is going to need reading more than once.
Section 12 is about creating web apps, but really it only introduces the idea of Ajax. The final section is called Scripting Magic and it consists of a collection of more advanced and impressive topics such a canvas, SVG and so on.