HTML5/JavaScript Developer Beta Readers Needed

I’m starting a new book project for a book named HTML5 Programming with JavaScript For Dummies. I’ve always been excited about JavaScript because you can use it in so many places. This is the language you want to learn if you want to develop skills that transfer to any device, any operating system, and any environment that supports both HTML5 and JavaScript. This particular book will focus on applications that you typically run within a Web browser, but you can easily use the skills you learn here to perform other tasks with JavaScript.

This is a novice level book at the outset, but quickly moves toward intermediate level tasks. You won’t learn everything there is to know about JavaScript. Rather, you’ll get a great introduction to the language that will help you learn any additional skills you need at an accelerated rate.

I’m assuming that you’ve at least looked at a few Web pages in the past, that you have some idea of what tags are and know the basic tags for a Web page (such as <html>, <head>, and <body>). I’m not assuming very much. You also need to know how to use your computer with some degree of competency. I’m looking for readers of any platform that supports HTML5 and JavaScript. If you want to test my code on a cellphone, please do. I’m specifically targeting the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms with this book, so I’d love to hear from developers in any of these environments.

It’s important to remember
that beta readers provide direct input on my books while I’m writing
them. In short, you get to help shape the final form of my book. Every
beta reader comment is carefully considered and I implement as many of
your suggestions as possible. Your input is incredibly important at this
phase and unlike many other reader suggestions, you’ll see the results
in the final product, rather than as a post on my blog after the fact.

worry about me bugging you for input. You sign up, I send the
manuscript your way, and then, if you choose to provide suggestions on a
particular chapter, you send the suggestions back to me. During the
author review process (when I answer the questions of all of my
editors), I’ll incorporate your suggestions. If you have any desire to
work with HTML5/JavaScript and would like to be a beta reader for this book,
ask for details at


Author: John

John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 99 books and over 600 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. Some of his current books include a Web security book, discussions of how to manage big data using data science, a Windows command -line reference, and a book that shows how to build your own custom PC. His technical editing skills have helped over more than 67 authors refine the content of their manuscripts. John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has also contributed articles to magazines such as Software Quality Connection, DevSource, InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, Hard Core Visual Basic, asp.netPRO, Software Test and Performance, and Visual Basic Developer. Be sure to read John’s blog at When John isn’t working at the computer, you can find him outside in the garden, cutting wood, or generally enjoying nature. John also likes making wine and knitting. When not occupied with anything else, he makes glycerin soap and candles, which comes in handy for gift baskets. You can reach John on the Internet at John is also setting up a website at Feel free to take a look and make suggestions on how he can improve it.