Who Wrote It?
The book is very well written and its discussions precise. Stoyan doesn’t take a lot of time going through complex examples. Instead, he gives bite-size chunks for you to play with and expand upon. If you’re someone who prefers playing with concepts yourself over going through expanded examples in books, this book is right up your alley.
While the book has chapters on the DOM and primitive data types, it is in the discussions of topics like closures and inheritance where the book really stands out. These sometimes confusing topics are presented in a very clear and concise way, helping to break down the learning barrier that so often stands in the way of truly understanding those subjects.
Should I Read It?
I’m sure the refinement and overall quality of the information presented is in no small part due to the plethora of quality technical reviewers. It’s clear Stoyan took the task of accurately presenting this information very seriously, as his list of technical reviewers sounds a bit like a who’s who of web development.