JS101: JavaScript for Beginners (2.0)

by kirupa   |   20 March 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to learn a programming language like JavaScript without all the boring and unnecessary stuff that usually goes along with it? Well, wonder no more:

JS101 - the book!

Learning JavaScript can be one of the funnest (and most useful) things you ever do in your life, and to help you with that, you have my new book called JS101: JavaScript for Beginners.

This book assumes you have no knowledge of how to work with JavaScript, but by the time you reach the last page, you'll be slicing, laughing, dicing, and uppercutting your way through lines of code like a ninja. Along the way, you'll find that each chapter is beautifully designed with cleanly explained concepts, practical code snippets, and totally sweet illustrations that help entertain and make sense of what is going on.

Buy via Amazon.com

Click the links below to purchase the paperback and/or Kindle versions:

Note that if you buy the Paperback version, Amazon makes the Kindle version available to you at no cost. That's right. You pay zero pesos for the digital version if you also buy the analog version!


Many of you have kindly stepped up to ping me about mistakes in the book. You can see the current list of the issues and how to fix them in the Corrections - JS101 post.

Sample Chapter

If all of the above doesn't convince you of why you should give this book a spin, the following sample chapter may change your mind:

You can also download this sample chapter as a PDF for reading locally if you aren't into the whole "iframed PDF in a browser thing."

Also, don't forget - the Kindle versions of the book are in full color and are available for free if you purchase the paperback editions from Amazon!

Having fun so far?


Before I go and wrap things up, I just want to say THANK YOU!!! I am most happy when I get to write and share something cool that I learned to do. If you just happen to laugh a lot along the way, that is an added bonus...kinda like an extra dousing of butter on an already butter-soaked tub of popcorn. You just can't beat that!

The other thing that makes me really happy is when I get to hear from you. Feel free to reach me at kirupa@kirupa.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter. Also, if you are ever in the Seattle area and want to chat over coffee or bubble tea, I am totally up for that as well.


Kirupa Chinnathambi


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