ScriptyBooks is about rethinking the traditional programming book.

The mission is help you learn new skills quickly and deeply, by adapting the classical form of written text to an interactive, online experience that encourages you to work with the code.

All content is distilled and focused, in a concise, high-octane format that helps you make the most of your time. Please try a free sample: Chapter: Quick Tour

To purchase and access the online book, you need to sign in with a GitHub account.

This is a truly amazing concept, and your implementation seems nearly flawless. I really think it might be a game changer in the world of programming literature.

Simon Hicks

Very nice way to "read" about code — extremely helpful to be able to live-tinker with the code and see what happens when you do.

Chriztian Steinmeier

This book is a really great piece of work. I have been able to put in production a backbone widget on a customer website today starting with almost no backbone knowledge yesterday.


Dang this is cool. I have to say you have done a bang up job with inlining the test environment right into the book. Very cool.

Michael Natkin

Wow! I have to tell you that I have read numerous PDF's and eBooks, taken the online classes at other sites, and everything else I could to really get a grasp on Backbone and CoffeeScript. This I have to tell you is the first time that I have really been able to pick up the concepts while reading. It is the closest I could get to being in a classroom type environment with a teacher given instructions while I am interacting. I love the ability to not only run the examples while reading, but also creating my own code to run to make sure I am understanding what I have just read. The first chapter alone has been of more value that any other e book/pdf that has been put out there to date. Thank you Chris for this wonderful concept.

Rob Simpson

I haven't yet had a tutorial on Backbone that's made much sense to me, and this has been the best by far... It's wonderful. The material was well presented, and the interactive examples made a big difference. I went back and forth, reading code, reading descriptive text, executing, tweaking. It's a great format for learning.

Brandon Hays

Backbone + CoffeeScript by @quartzmo is incredibly well done. It's not just a book, it's an experience.

Eric Berry

So far so good! Taking it all in, really well done book. Tired, but too interested to stop.

Sam Barnum