JavaScript by Example
  • JavaScript by Example
  • JavaScript by Example

JavaScript by Example

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by Ellie Quigley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131401629

ISBN-13: 9780131401624

Pub. Date: 06/20/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

"Quigley's book strikes a perfect balance: serious, yet exceptionally accessible. I strongly recommend it to anybody learning JavaScript for the first time."
—Nick Main, software engineer

In JavaScript by Example, Ellie Quigley teaches JavaScript using the same proven approach that's made her the world's favorite scripting author and

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"Quigley's book strikes a perfect balance: serious, yet exceptionally accessible. I strongly recommend it to anybody learning JavaScript for the first time."
—Nick Main, software engineer

In JavaScript by Example, Ellie Quigley teaches JavaScript using the same proven approach that's made her the world's favorite scripting author and instructor. This book's unique and classroom-tested learning path contains hundreds of small, easy-to-understand examples that demonstrate the full range of JavaScript's power. One step at a time, Quigley guides new JavaScript programmers through every essential technique, from script setup to advanced DOM and CSS programming.

Coverage includes:

  • Data types, literals, and variables
  • Operators, control structures, and functions
  • Building dialog boxes and working with JavaScript objects using the Browser object: navigator, windows frames, dynamic images, and links
  • Event handling, regular expressions, and form validation
  • The JavaScript Document Object Model (DOM), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Dynamic HTML

Whether you're a first-time or long-time scripter, a Web professional or sysadmin, Ellie Quigley will help you write rock-solid JavaScripts that get the job done.

The CD-ROM contains HTML versions of Netscape's JavaScript 1.5 Core Reference and JavaScript 1.5 Core Guide PLUS all the source code and data files used in the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131401624
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/20/2003
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction to JavaScript1
2Script Setup15
3The Building Blocks: Data Types, Literals, and Variables31
4Dialog Boxes47
5Operators55
6Under Certain Conditions93
7Functions111
8Objects127
9JavaScript Core Objects151
10The Browser Objects: Navigator, Windows, and Frames201
11The Document Objects: Forms, Images, and Links253
12Handling Events351
13Regular Expressions and Pattern Matching399
14Cookies477
15Dynamic HTML: Style Sheets, the DOM, and JavaScript495
AJavaScript Web Resources581
BHTML Documents: A Basic Introduction583
CCGI and Perl: They Hyper Dynamic Duo605
Index709

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JavaScript by Example 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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JavaScript is most often used in a browser on the client side. It is a scripting language that can make vanilla HTML pages more interactive. By now it, like HTML, is very stable. And if you design web pages, it is a good addition to your skill set. Being stable and popular means that there is no shortage of books on it. So on what basis should you prefer this book? Well, it takes its title very literally. The pedagogy really does emphasise copious examples. In a typical chapter, the examples take up over half the space. Plus each chapter includes a problem set. Yay! You need to learn by doing. Yet so many computer books omit this. Granted, some topics require so many parts to interoperate that writing problems is nontrivial. But to test JavaScript code, all you need is a browser, text editor and a web server. These days, all computers have the first two items. And, in the context of you wanting to learn JavaScript, you DO have a web server that you can load files onto, don't you? My only quibble is that I wish there were more problems in each chapter. This could take up very little extra room, say a page per chapter. But it would roughly triple the number of problems, and give the reader an even more exhaustive exploration of the topics.