Free Book: The Past, Present, and Future of JavaScript

Anyone doing web development these days knows the importance of JavaScript.  Those that know me, also know that JavaScript is one of my least-liked languages, and my opinion is well summed-up by my favourite Javascript quote:

Develop by Netscape over a weekend. And it shows!

Nevertheless Javascript marches on and is now also becoming used more and more for server-based development. Node.js and IBM’s XPages are two such examples. Therefore this free book available from is a must-read for all developers, application development managers and solution architects.