The first part in the lecture series (111 minutes) covers the basics of the language, its history and quirks:
Then, the third part covers more advanced language topics such as debugging, patterns and the interesting alternative to traditional object classing using prototypal inheritance (67 min):
Crockford is also the developer of the JSLint code-checking utility and has a Web site chocked full of other tips and aids, including a very good set of JS coding standards. I highly recommend you find the three or four hours necessary to give these tutorials your undivided attention.
Because of the excellence of this series, it gets a J & D award.
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