JavaScript & JQuery

JavaScript & JQuery

The Missing Manual

Book - 2012
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JavaScript lets you supercharge your web pages with animation, interactivity, and visual effects, but learning the language isn't easy. This fully updated and expanded guide takes you step-by-step through JavaScript basics, then shows you how to save time and effort with jQuery--the library of prewritten JavaScript code--and the newest innovations from the jQuery UI plug-in.

The important stuff you need to know:

Make your pages come alive. Use jQuery to create interactive elements that respond to visitor input. Get acquainted with jQuery UI. Expand your interface with tabbed panels, dialog boxes, date pickers, and other widgets. Display good forms. Get information from visitors, help shoppers buy goods, and let members post their thoughts. Go beyond the browser with Ajax. Communicate with the web server to update your pages without reloading. Put your new skills right to work. Create a simple application step-by-step, using jQuery and jQuery UI widgets. Dive into advanced concepts. Use ThemeRoller to customize your widgets; avoid common errors that new programmers often make.
Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, c2012.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781449399023
1449399029
Characteristics: xvi, 518 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: JavaScript and jQuery

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pth17
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.

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WickedLady888
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 That being said it should be noted that this book is a bit outdated as far as learning JQ goes.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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RickLeir
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 http://sawmac.com/javascript/. 500 pages. This is an ebook, and the previous edition is available on paper.

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