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This was a great reference when I started learning JavaScript. It just didn't go over the language, but also gave a great history of programming in general and why JavaScript is structured how it is. A lot has changed in JS land since the first version came out so I look forward to have the author tackles it/

Agreed. This book's conversational style and carefully-worded explanations of core concepts from multiple paradigms helped me begin to grok javascript beyond just $('.that-thing-there').doStuff();

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