Head First JavaScript / Edition 1

Head First JavaScript / Edition 1

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by Michael Morrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0596527748

ISBN-13: 2900596527746

Pub. Date: 12/21/2007

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated

So you're ready to make the leap from writing HTML and CSS web pages to creating dynamic web applications. You want to take your web skills to the next level. And you're finally ready to add "programmer" to the resume. It sounds like you're ready to learn the Web's hottest programming language: JavaScript. Head First JavaScript is your ticket to going beyond…  See more details below

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So you're ready to make the leap from writing HTML and CSS web pages to creating dynamic web applications. You want to take your web skills to the next level. And you're finally ready to add "programmer" to the resume. It sounds like you're ready to learn the Web's hottest programming language: JavaScript. Head First JavaScript is your ticket to going beyond copying and pasting the code from someone else's web site, and writing your own interactive web pages. With Head First JavaScript, you learn: The basics of programming, from variables to types to looping How the web browser runs your code, and how you can talk to the browser with your code Why you'll never have to worry about casting, overloading, or polymorphism when you're writing JavaScript code How to use the Document Object Model to change your web pages without making your users click buttons If you've ever read a Head First book, you know what to expect -- a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. Head First JavaScript is no exception. It starts where HTML and CSS leave off, and takes you through your first program into more complex programming concepts -- like working directly with the web browser's object model and writing code that works on all modern browsers. Don't be intimidated if you've never written a line of code before! In typical Head First style, Head First JavaScript doesn't skip steps, and we're not interested in having you cut and paste code. You'll learn JavaScript, understand it, and have a blast along the way. So get ready... dynamic and exciting web pages are just pages away.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900596527746
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/21/2007
Series:
Head First Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
652

Table of Contents

1The interactive web: Reacting to the Virtual World1
2Storing data: Everything Has Its Place33
3Exploring the client: Browser Spelunking85
4Decision making: If There's a Fork in the Road, Take It135
5Looping: At the Risk of Repeating Myself189
6Functions: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle243
7Forms and validation: Getting the User to Tell All289
8Wrangling the page: Slicing and Dicing HTML with the DOM343
9Bringing data to life: Objects as Frankendata393
10Creating custom objects: Having It Your Way with Custom Objects449
11Kill bugs dead: Good Scripts Gone Wrong485
12Dynamic data: Touchy-Feely Web Applications537

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Head First JavaScript 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Eaglenest01 More than 1 year ago
This book makes it fun, and amusing, to learn JavaScript. Lets face it, code books can be a little rough around the edges when it comes to learning it from scratch, but Head First book are excellent at taking a novice and teaching them what they need to know, in a logical order, and in a memorable way! I recommend this book to anyone that is only a little familiar with any type of code and needs to learn JavaScript.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a teacher decided to make this the text for a class because he thought it would be a fun way to learn. big mistake. the whole class was confused at to what to do and how to write the code. the author does a poor job of explaining everything and jumps around. the index is a joke. while trying to be innovative the book fails to be useful
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