JavaScript & JQuery

JavaScript & JQuery

eBook - 2011
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JavaScript is an essential language for creating modern, interactive websites, but its complex rules challenge even the most experienced web designers. With JavaScript: The Missing Manual , you'll quickly learn how to use JavaScript in sophisticated ways -- without pain or frustration -- even if you have little or no programming experience.

JavaScript expert David McFarland first teaches you the basics by having you build a simple program. Then you'll learn how to work with jQuery, a popular library of pre-built JavaScript components that's free and easy to use. With jQuery, you can quickly build modern, interactive web pages -- without having to script everything from scratch

Learn how to add scripts to a web page, store and manipulate information, communicate with the browser window, respond to events like mouse clicks and form submissions, and identify and modify HTML Get real-world examples of JavaScript in action Learn to build pop-up navigation bars, enhance HTML tables, create an interactive photo gallery, and make web forms more usable Create interesting user interfaces with tabbed panels, accordion panels, and pop-up dialog boxes Learn to avoid the ten most common errors new programmers make, and how to find and fix bugs Use JavaScript with Ajax to communicate with a server so that your web pages can receive information without having to reload
Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, 2011, c2012.
ISBN: 9780596555306
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: McFarland, David Sawyer
OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: JavaScript and jQuery


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Feb 03, 2016

Thanks for the great feedback. I'm working my way through the Jon Duckett and Head First Javascript books, so your distinction re JQuery helps.

May 21, 2015

A great introduction to both disciplines. What I like about this book is that it rightly steers you into jQuery more than JavaScript. While JS is useful, knowing JQ as an additive is even better and makes coding much easier. That being said it should be noted that this book is a bit outdated as far as learning JQ goes. To best utilize this book make sure you download the proper jQuery library or else you will find that some of the examples don't work correctly. Understanding that you can't print a book as fast as libraries get released, leaves you with having to learn from the jQuery blog for all things that were updated.


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Apr 08, 2016

This is a book for newcomers to Javascript, but learn it well and you will be writing top quality code. It starts with the basics, then dives into usage of the jQuery toolkit. I find it much more readable than the other jQuery books. jQuery is a big complicated toolkit, so where should you start learning? This book takes you straight to the more useful bits. Sample code is at sawmac 500 pages. This is an ebook, and the previous edition is available on paper.

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