Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax: Second Editon

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Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax is an essential resource for modern JavaScript programming. This completely updated second edition covers everything you need to know to get up-to-speed with JavaScript development and add dynamic enhancements to web pages, right from the basics. As well as focusing on client-side JavaScript, you will also learn how to work with the Browser Object Model, the Document Object Model (DOM), how to use XML and JSON as well as ...

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Overview

Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax is an essential resource for modern JavaScript programming. This completely updated second edition covers everything you need to know to get up-to-speed with JavaScript development and add dynamic enhancements to web pages, right from the basics. As well as focusing on client-side JavaScript, you will also learn how to work with the Browser Object Model, the Document Object Model (DOM), how to use XML and JSON as well as communicate with service side scripts such as PHP. Find out how to:

  • Construct good JavaScript syntax following modern coding practices
  • Use JavaScript to communicate with the server and retrieve data
  • Dynamically manipulate markup, validate forms and deal with images
  • Debug applications using features inside the browser

JavaScript is one of the most important technologies on the web. It provides the means to add dynamic functionality to your web pages and serves as the backbone of Ajax-style web development. Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax will take you from being a JavaScript novice to work freely with this important technology - begin your JavaScript journey today!

What you’ll learn

  • What functions, variables, events and objects are and how to use them.
  • How build a site that will still work in the case that JavaScript is turned off.
  • How to access and update part of the page using code.
  • How to use JavaScript to communicate with the server and retrieve data.
  • How to use JavaScript to for form validation and user feedback.
  • How to use Third-Party Libraries like jQuery.

Who this book is for

Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax is for the person who has a good grasp of HTML and CSS but wants to add JavaScript to their skillset. If you want to learn some basic programming concepts, have experience but need help updating your skills, or you’re coming from another language, Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax can help.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with JavaScript
  2. Data and Decisions
  3. From DHTML to DOM Scripting
  4. HTML5 and JavaScript
  5. Presentation and Behavior (CSS and Event Handling)
  6. Common Uses of JavaScript: Image and Windows
  7. JavaScript and User Integration: Navigation and Forms
  8. Back-End Interaction with Ajax and Node.js
  9. Data Validation Techniques
  10. Modern JavaScript Case Study: A Dynamic Gallery
  11. Using Third-Party JavaScript
  12. Appendix A: Debugging JavaScript
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430250920
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 6/30/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

RussFerguson is a freelance developer and instructor inthe New York City area. His interest in computers goes back to Atari Basic, CompuServeand BBS systems in the mid 1980�s. For over 10 years he has been fortunate toteach at Pratt Institute, where subjects have been as diverse as the studentbody. Working in New York has given him the opportunity to work with a diversegroup companies who�s projects ranged from, developing real-time chat/videoapplications for start-up�s to developing and managing, content managementsystems for established Media and Advertising agencies like MTV and DC Comics.

Christian Heilmann grew up in Germany and, after a year working with people with disabilities through the Red Cross, he spent a year as a radio producer. Beginning in 1997, he worked for several agencies in Munich as a web developer. In 2000, he moved to the U.S. to work for eToys and, after the dot-com crash, he moved to the U.K., where he currently works as a lead developer for Agilisys. He publishes an almost-daily blog at http://wait-till-i.com and runs an article repository at http://icant.co.uk. He is a member of the Web Standards Project's DOM Scripting Task Force.

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