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Thank you for becoming an early adopter of The Joy of JavaScript (TJoJ), and welcome! To get the most out of this book, you’ll want to have a professional grasp of JavaScript either on the server or the client side, as well as an interest in learning new ways to write JavaScript.

In these strange and turbulent times of seclusion and social distancing, reading and writing have become my escape. I hope that reading this book can help you get through this “coronanxiety,” just as writing it is helping me, and that we can come out of this crisis stronger and more motivated.

We’re at the perfect point of inflection for a book like Joy of JavaScript. The language is moving at a frantic pace, and this book allows you to jump ahead and begin to grasp the stream of new proposals and modern programming idioms that will equip you to tackle today’s challenges in the cleanest, most elegant way; and have fun while doing it!

I began coding JavaScript many years ago, but really became passionate about it when I surfed the functional and reactive programming wave that began about four years ago. This opened up my eyes to a completely different perspective on the language, while inspiring me to write Manning titles like Functional Programming in JavaScript and RxJS in Action.