While I was reading this, I liked to imagine that I was at university and that Douglas Crockford was the insanely popular genius professor that showed up late for lectures, and then either spoke too fast or else mumbled a lot, and then locked himself in his office refusing to answer the door during office hours while he worked on his Next Big Thing that would make everyone oooh and aaah and validate his brilliance. Meanwhile, in that same imaginary university, Nicholas Zakas was the graduate student that served as the TA to that class—and he happened to be equally brilliant and super-accessible and willing to take the time out to explain it all in a way that was thorough and comprehensible.
In a nutshell, if you are doing professional web development on the front end, this book needs to be on your desk. I can’t wait to check out his next book3…
DOUBLE BONUS ROUND: Apparently, I made the man laugh.
TRIPLE BONUS ROUND: Shout from the man himself, albeit with a pointer to this review as it appears on Amazon.
- …since, as a front-end engineer on the web, you’re stuck with it. [↩]
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