I have read the first half of that book three times. That’s usually when I throw up my hands and go back to a strongly typed language. Ahem.
When I saw the video Crockford produced for O’Reily Media was available in their Blogger’s Review Program, I jumped at the chance to get it. Full disclosure note: I got the video for free as part of their review program.
Here is an opportunity to hear Crockford discuss how to take the slapped together Netscape scripting language, avoid the nasty, nasty bits, and discover a nice little programming language.
I must say that the video is much more accessible than the book. That could be a bias on my part. I’m very much an auditory learner.
I think a great approach would be to watch this video, then read the book.
The only quibbles I have regarding this video are the occasional background noise. I’m guessing this was shot in a hotel conference area and meals were served. A few times you can hear the dishes being cleared away. Nothing terrible, but a slight distraction.
At almost six hours, you certainly get your money’s worth for $99. Like most O’Reilly offerings, the video is DRM free, so you can put it on all your devices.
I watched the bulk of this series on my phone while using the elliptical machine at the gym.
Would I recommend this video? Absolutely.
You can find the video series on O’Reilly’s website.