The moment many of you have waited too longfor has finally happened. I just left the office a little while ago after shipping out the second big batch of... Read more
Just a few minutes ago, I posted the final commit to the repo that brings the sixth and final book ES6 & Beyond to draft-complete status, which officially completes the... Read more
Long Overdue Update
It's been waaaaaay too long since I updated you, my dear backers, on what's happening with YDKJS. As always, I apologize for that. I havebeen hard at work... Read more
Third Title "Types & Grammar" is Complete!
The long-awaited third title in the series, "Types & Grammar", is now complete! O'Reilly has a free early release version of the book (not complete, an earlier draft), or... Read more
You all have been incredibly patient!!!!!! It's way more than I could or should have asked of you!
You have no idea the various logistics details (nightmares) I've dealt with... Read more
Series Mission, Progress
Anyonecan spend a few minutes with JS and become familiar with it. In fact, many developers spend years writing JS for their jobs, with nothing but (honestly speaking) a... Read more
Exciting Future for "You Don't Know..."!
Following up yesterday's great news about progress on the "You Don't Know JS" book series, I'm excited to announce that the "You Don't Know..." brand will be extended to a... Read more
Rewards & Books!
I have stickers. I have books (the "Scope & Closures" title). Shirts have been ordered, should be done this week. That means rewards should FINALLYship out in the next... Read more
Just received official notice that "Scope & Closures" completed production today, and was sent to print! We're expecting the digital copies, and early print copies, as soon as next week.... Read more
The nearly-final edits (called QC1) for the first title, "Scope & Closures", have been completed, and I've also posted all those edits back up the github repo:
http://YouDontKnowJS.com... Read more
"Scope & Closures": Edits Complete, In Production!
I received an incredible series of editorial comments and revision suggestions over the last month, and I've now completed all those edits to "Scope & Closures". The title is so... Read more
Survey Link & code
Happy New Years, backers! I hope all is well in your part of the web and world as we kick off 2014.
You should have received an email in the... Read more
Another chapter draft: "Objects"
Continuing the progress on the 2nd title "this & Object Prototypes", I've just posted the draft for Chapter 3 "Objects".
This title is now up to about 50 pages... Read more
In case you missed it, I've been writing at a fun, fast pace (after that regrettably long silent lull), and posting public snapshots on github of drafts, once I have... Read more
"Scope & Closures" draft released!
I have just released the first-draft of the "Scope & Closures" title, the first expected title in the series.
As I promised before, it is released on github as OSS,... Read more
First off, I am sorry there has not been an update for so long. I know all of you who backed this project, or who are just watching it, deserve... Read more
Thank you doesn't even say it!
We made it to the end of the funding period last nite around midnite, and I am absolutely thrilled and honored at the outpouring of support from you,my audience,... Read more
<Mind Blown> I asked yesterday for a few bucks extra bump, and in a little over a day, you came out of nowhere and pitched in nearly $1000. Truly... Read more
A giant thank you to all of you who took yesterday's plea to heart and shared the campaign with at least 3other people. Saw a big uptick in donations,... Read more
The final countdown push is on, with a little over 3 days left to go! I'm thrilled by how far we've come, and I deeply want to thank each and... Read more
I have uploaded a new logo for this project. Neither the previous one, nor this one, should be taken as binding. I'm definitely not a graphic designer. But this new... Read more
First set of stretch goals: more books
OK, now that we've surpassed the funding minimum, let's be a bit more specific about how extra funds are going to be used.
Primarily, the extra funds raised here will... Read more
We made it!
Just over 11 days, 300 backers, $10,003 raised! And we've still got more than 22 days left! Absolutely incredible, and I couldn't have done it without all... Read more
I didn't say this before, but I figured it was important to be explicit: I will be writing these books in the open, in a public github repo for... Read more
Hey, all you JS, HTML5 and developer meetups... following up yesterday's announcement, today I'm starting up a competition between all the meetups.
Here's how it will work: After you've... Read more
More thoughts on the game
I've been asked by a few people what kind of game we might build for "You Don't Know JS". Here's a few of my thoughts:
- We definitely need JS trivia/challenges... Read more
I've announced an offer open to any JS, HTML5, or general/other developer meetup, anywhere world wide.
> For any JS, HTML5, or general/other developer meetup that wants it, I will... Read more
Vote with your keyboard
OK, quickie update today...
Please comment here on this update and vote for what book topics (from the ones listed) you want in what order. List at least the... Read more
Casting the pods
I know it's way too early to be talking about "stretch goals", but I'm just so excited about the great interest and momentum so far, I can't help but speculate... Read more
Wow, I am blown away by the huge response in just the first 24 hours, to have raised over $2500!! You supporters are just awesome! Keep up the effort... Read more
More future book topics...
In addition to what I've already identified, there's several other topics I'd like to write about.
For one, the upcoming ES6 changes are going to be quite interesting. We need... Read more