This week’s kick off was a JavaScript special. Here is our selection of the best, tips, tools and techniques from the internet.


1) Free JavaScript books– A great selection of free online books:  http://www.freeprogrammingresources.com/jscriptbook.html

2) JavaScript courses – High quality training courses developed by JavaScript veteran, Eric Elliott: http://learn-javascript.ericelliott.me/courses/

3) JavaScript & jQuery – A great book for learning the basics of computer programming:  http://javascriptbook.com/

4) jQuery surprises – One developer’s findings after reading the jQuery source from top to bottom: http://quickleft.com/blog/18-surprises-from-reading-jquery-s-source-code

5) JS For Us All – A great selection of simple but informative posts on the areas of JavaScript often neglected: http://jsforallof.us/

6) The JavaScript framework decision -Ember, Angular or Backbone? This post by Mike Cunsolo breaks down the main benefits of each framework:  https://cdnify.com/blog/ember-angular-or-backbone

7) JavaScript Modules – The next version of JavaScript comes with a module system heavily inspired by Node.js modules. Here’s how it works: http://jsmodules.io/

8) ES6 – ECMAScript 6 (ES6, often referred to as “Harmony”) is the upcoming sixth major release of the ECMAScript language specification. ES6rocks goes over some of the new features coming in: http://es6rocks.com/

We hope these links prove as helpful to you as they have done to the team here at Carbon.