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jQuery Cookbook

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    Full of "recipes"

    This book is full of jQuery "recipes", by recipes the author is supplying a set short problems, solutions, and discussions covering a concept. Most of the recipes are between one and two pages and cover a wide variety of jQuery. Although I read this book cover to cover, it is probably better as a reference tool. It starts out with simple examples and progresses into more advanced examples. Still this book appears to be aimed more at the beginner to intermediate. Having very little jQuery experience I found the book quite easy to follow and examples easy to understand.

    Although the book is mostly examples, it does address some interesting concepts, such as the concept of putting your JavaScript at the end of the page to enhance performance.

    I like to type code when studying a book, but all the examples are on the web and can be viewed without writing any code. You can also do a "view page" and copy all the code to be modified if you want to use it. I don't normally give five stars for books, but I did for this one. I find it very useful and keep it on the desk for easy reference. Even an advanced person might find a few gems in it, which they could find useful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    WARNING! Broken book

    I have made several attempts to download a sample of this book. When I attempt to open it, I get a message saying it cannot be opened.

    I know that the downloads are corrupt; I loaded it on my Nook Color and on the Nook reader for the PC. This file cannot be opened.

    Worse, I made several attempts to report this problem to B&N Customer Service, only to be hand- held through repeated download attempts (as if I somehow didn't know how to download!). The file or the system used for this book is obviously corrupted, yet my repeated attempts to explain this to the Customer Service personnel have failed.

    Until B&N finally figures out that there is a problem here and fixes it, I'd advise getting the print version of this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2010

    NOT suitable for reading on Mac

    Although the content of this book is clear and well-suited to both beginners and experts -- because it assumes nothing and proceeds at a good pace -- it is NOT displaying properly on a Mac Nook client. This info is deeply buried in the B&N purchasing webpages, and I did not see it when deciding to buy it.

    Buy the paper copy, or use a non-Mac, non-Blackberry client to read it.
    Shame on B&N for burying the most important part of my buying decision and also writing a half-baked clients.

    BTW, as of this writing (Sep 2010), there STILL is no Kindle version of this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Sample Won't Work

    I downloaded the sample to test this book out. It won't work therefore I won't buy it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2011

    As of 6/9/2011 sample still does not open

    Title says it all

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

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    Nice book

    I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn jQuery. This book consists of receipes which are stand alone examples followed by details on how it works. It also provides information on what to avoid, how to do something more efficient and is oriented towards good performance so that your pages load pretty fast. Each chapter is written by a separate author on a specific jQuery topics with external reference links as needed. The book is oriented more towards the intermediate or advanced users - though begineers should not have much trouble picking it up. The examples are well written and the explanation is good. The code which needs to be focused on is highlighted in bold so that it gets your attention. This book can also be used as a reference though not as a pocket reference. Overall I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn jQuery.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    It's true -- sample doesn't work

    I thought I'd try downloading the sample (assuming it had surely been fixed by now), but it hasn't. My nook cannot open it. I'm tempted by the book but won't take a chance on its not working.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2009

    Excellent Book

    Excellent Book

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