Which beginner book(s) should i get?

Which beginner book(s) should i get?
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#1

I just started learning to code a week ago here at freecode and was wondering ehat book or books would be helpfull when being offline/travelling etc? Both learning books about html/css/java whatever but maybe also more in general about computers and the history about them and coding.

Thanks!

-Henrik


#2

For JavaScript (it is not JAVA, yo!), I’d recommend Learning JavaScript, 3rd Edition, by Ethan Brown. Later: JavaScript: The Good Parts, by Douglas Crockford. It gets you going quite fast. But for more online reading (you can clone the repo tho & read .md’s) - series of gitbooks (available free) - You Don’t Know JS https://github.com/getify/You-Dont-Know-JS/

As for HTML5 & CSS3 - CSS3 Foundations, by Ian Lunn & HTML5 Foundations, by Matt West. Those are quite light to read, but grasp the basics nicely.

I don’t really like reading history books and general-info-books (had enough of that at Uni), so can’t help you there.