Today there are over half a million unfilled jobs in information technology across all sectors of the economy. These IT jobs make up ~12% of the approximately 5 million job openings making IT the largest occupational category for open jobs right now. One of the largest demands in these unfilled jobs is front-end developers.
There are only 3 learning styles - visual, audio and kinesthetic. Almost 80% of the population are visual learners. That is why you see so many PowerPoint presentations in meetings because people resonate when they see the material.
On the other hand a kinesthetic learner needs to get their hands dirty with the product in order to successfully learn the material. Almost 12% of the population are kinesthetic learners. The best books for kinesthetic learners are the ones that come with a CD with code or have an online site that you can interface with to learn the language.
The book is broken down into bite size chunks of data. In most cases a chapter is no more than 3-5 pages long.
Mark Myers has created a website for this book. You can visit this website and find a quiz to test your knowledge of the material learned in each chapter.
Every chapter has a quiz that has exactly 20 questions on the material. You will find that these questions tend to repeat the same question. But like I said if you are a kinesthetic learner then you will love the repeated learning of the concepts covered in the chapter.
THis book is written by Jon Duckett. This is hands down the best book for visual learners.
The pages in the book are slick material and not the standard paper you find in the majority of books. Almost every other page has a color image or diagram.
This book is written by David Flanagan. The book is published by O'Reilly press which makes a book on just about any technical subject you can imagine. With such a huge repertoire of books, you can rest assured that books published by O'Reilly press are high quality.