Beautiful JavaScript (2015)

After working on my previous book, I vowed to never write a book again because, it turned out, writing a book was hard. Then I had an idea: what if I act more as an editor and make other people writing chapters for my book. I remembered how much I liked Beautiful Code so I contacted O'Reilly and pitched them my idea of Beautiful JavaScript.

Author copies for Beautiful JavaScript

It turned out that making a bunch of busy computer programmers to write and edit chapters was even harder than doing it all by yourself! Nevertheless, I love how Beautiful JavaScript turned out. I gave authors a lot of editorial freedom and it paid off. The book is a collection of personal, sometimes weird, sometimes satirical essays about JavaScript and the craft of writing computer programs. Writers' personalities shine through their essays. It's great.