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New! Responsible JavaScript by Jeremy Wagner

Oct 26, 2021

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Responsible JavaScript by Jeremy Wagner

JavaScript plays a powerful role in creating rich interactive experiences. But its power comes at a cost: longer load times, sluggish pages, and inaccessible content. The more we rely on client-side rendering, the more likely we are to exclude visitors with older devices, slower connections, or those who have disabled JavaScript altogether.

If we want people to fully experience the sites we have worked so hard to craft, then we must be judicious in our use of JavaScript. In thoughtful detail, Jeremy Wagner shows how JavaScript can be used to progressively enhance server-side functionality, while improving speed and access for more visitors. By centering user needs every step of the way—from toolchains to metrics to testing—we can all contribute to a more inclusive, accessible, and resilient web.

On sale now: paperbacks ship within 48 hours and ebooks are available for immediate download.

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What people are saying about Responsible JavaScript

“Jeremy’s clear and straight-to-the-point style shines throughout this book, explaining dense subjects approachably. Anyone wanting to write JavaScript well should read this book.
JavaScript developer at Oddbird

“Jeremy breaks down the technology that powers the modern web, and offers reliable techniques for creating robust, resilient user-facing experiences—experience that could be the difference between someone getting what they need, or being left out in the cold.”

Designer and A11Y Project maintainer

Responsible JavaScript is a refreshingly pragmatic and motivational read, offering a blunt but deft reminder that our work comes with heavy responsibility. Do yourself—and, more importantly, your users—a favor: read this book and help us all start building better software today.
Senior software engineer for developer tools at Stripe

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