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Posted October 10, 2011
jQuery, simply, for beginners
It might sound strange, but first thing I am grateful to Ryan and Ronan is mentioning TextWrangler in the beginning of the book. This way I got familiar with very simple, useful, and free (free as in free beer) editor for Mac OS
I haven't used jQuery before, and I wanted to see what it is all about. First of all, I like to learn by examples - and you got them here. All in one piece - zipped - directly on your hard drive from the Head First Lab web page (each example contains corresponding jQuery library). This is nice. You simply don't have to copy-paste everything you see in the book into your text editor. When it comes to the content. Well, this is always hard thing to judge. I know people who hate Head First series. They say it is not sophisticated enough. I am, on the contrary, a great fan of Head First. jQuery, like any other Head First series book, gives you simple, straight overview of the topic. OK, it will not provide you with as much text as other books, but hey, "A picture is worth a thousand words". And you will find lots of them here. However, if you consider yourself a hacker, don't buy it. It's rather for beginners. If you are a beginner - I'd consider buying it.
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Posted December 17, 2013
I recommend this book to those of us that need examples.
The book has a more laid back format than most manuals. They give examples to show how to use the code. It even has quizzes (quit groaning. It isn't like you'll be tested). It covers a lot of material, however they did not cover debugging and they tell you. Don't know the significance as just starting. So far I like the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 21, 2012
I found this book to be especially well written and I highly rec