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Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible for JavaScript programmers—a programmer's guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.

The 6th edition covers HTML5 and ECMAScript 5. Many chapters have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today's best web development practices. New chapters in this edition document jQuery and server side JavaScript. It's recommended for ...

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Overview

Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible for JavaScript programmers—a programmer's guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers.

The 6th edition covers HTML5 and ECMAScript 5. Many chapters have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today's best web development practices. New chapters in this edition document jQuery and server side JavaScript. It's recommended for experienced programmers who want to learn the programming language of the Web, and for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it.

"A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed."
—Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, CTO of Mozilla

"I made a career of what I learned from JavaScript: The Definitive Guide.”
—Andrew Hedges, Tapulous

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596805524
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1100
  • Sales rank: 103,051
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Flanagan is a programmer and writer with a website at http://davidflanagan.com. His other O'Reilly books include JavaScript Pocket Reference, The Ruby Programming Language, and Java in a Nutshell. David has a degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife and children in the Pacific Northwest between the cities of Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Dedication;
Preface;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Example Code;
Errata and How to Contact Us;
Acknowledgments;
Chapter 1: Introduction to JavaScript;
1.1 Core JavaScript;
1.2 Client-Side JavaScript;
Core JavaScript;
Chapter 2: Lexical Structure;
2.1 Character Set;
2.2 Comments;
2.3 Literals;
2.4 Identifiers and Reserved Words;
2.5 Optional Semicolons;
Chapter 3: Types, Values, and Variables;
3.1 Numbers;
3.2 Text;
3.3 Boolean Values;
3.4 null and undefined;
3.5 The Global Object;
3.6 Wrapper Objects;
3.7 Immutable Primitive Values and Mutable Object References;
3.8 Type Conversions;
3.9 Variable Declaration;
3.10 Variable Scope;
Chapter 4: Expressions and Operators;
4.1 Primary Expressions;
4.2 Object and Array Initializers;
4.3 Function Definition Expressions;
4.4 Property Access Expressions;
4.5 Invocation Expressions;
4.6 Object Creation Expressions;
4.7 Operator Overview;
4.8 Arithmetic Expressions;
4.9 Relational Expressions;
4.10 Logical Expressions;
4.11 Assignment Expressions;
4.12 Evaluation Expressions;
4.13 Miscellaneous Operators;
Chapter 5: Statements;
5.1 Expression Statements;
5.2 Compound and Empty Statements;
5.3 Declaration Statements;
5.4 Conditionals;
5.5 Loops;
5.6 Jumps;
5.7 Miscellaneous Statements;
5.8 Summary of JavaScript Statements;
Chapter 6: Objects;
6.1 Creating Objects;
6.2 Querying and Setting Properties;
6.3 Deleting Properties;
6.4 Testing Properties;
6.5 Enumerating Properties;
6.6 Property Getters and Setters;
6.7 Property Attributes;
6.8 Object Attributes;
6.9 Serializing Objects;
6.10 Object Methods;
Chapter 7: Arrays;
7.1 Creating Arrays;
7.2 Reading and Writing Array Elements;
7.3 Sparse Arrays;
7.4 Array Length;
7.5 Adding and Deleting Array Elements;
7.6 Iterating Arrays;
7.7 Multidimensional Arrays;
7.8 Array Methods;
7.9 ECMAScript 5 Array Methods;
7.10 Array Type;
7.11 Array-Like Objects;
7.12 Strings As Arrays;
Chapter 8: Functions;
8.1 Defining Functions;
8.2 Invoking Functions;
8.3 Function Arguments and Parameters;
8.4 Functions As Values;
8.5 Functions As Namespaces;
8.6 Closures;
8.7 Function Properties, Methods, and Constructor;
8.8 Functional Programming;
Chapter 9: Classes and Modules;
9.1 Classes and Prototypes;
9.2 Classes and Constructors;
9.3 Java-Style Classes in JavaScript;
9.4 Augmenting Classes;
9.5 Classes and Types;
9.6 Object-Oriented Techniques in JavaScript;
9.7 Subclasses;
9.8 Classes in ECMAScript 5;
9.9 Modules;
Chapter 10: Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions;
10.1 Defining Regular Expressions;
10.2 String Methods for Pattern Matching;
10.3 The RegExp Object;
Chapter 11: JavaScript Subsets and Extensions;
11.1 JavaScript Subsets;
11.2 Constants and Scoped Variables;
11.3 Destructuring Assignment;
11.4 Iteration;
11.5 Shorthand Functions;
11.6 Multiple Catch Clauses;
11.7 E4X: ECMAScript for XML;
Chapter 12: Server-Side JavaScript;
12.1 Scripting Java with Rhino;
12.2 Asynchronous I/O with Node;
Client-Side JavaScript;
Chapter 13: JavaScript in Web Browsers;
13.1 Client-Side JavaScript;
13.2 Embedding JavaScript in HTML;
13.3 Execution of JavaScript Programs;
13.4 Compatibility and Interoperability;
13.5 Accessibility;
13.6 Security;
13.7 Client-Side Frameworks;
Chapter 14: The Window Object;
14.1 Timers;
14.2 Browser Location and Navigation;
14.3 Browsing History;
14.4 Browser and Screen Information;
14.5 Dialog Boxes;
14.6 Error Handling;
14.7 Document Elements As Window Properties;
14.8 Multiple Windows and Frames;
Chapter 15: Scripting Documents;
15.1 Overview of the DOM;
15.2 Selecting Document Elements;
15.3 Document Structure and Traversal;
15.4 Attributes;
15.5 Element Content;
15.6 Creating, Inserting, and Deleting Nodes;
15.7 Example: Generating a Table of Contents;
15.8 Document and Element Geometry and Scrolling;
15.9 HTML Forms;
15.10 Other Document Features;
Chapter 16: Scripting CSS;
16.1 Overview of CSS;
16.2 Important CSS Properties;
16.3 Scripting Inline Styles;
16.4 Querying Computed Styles;
16.5 Scripting CSS Classes;
16.6 Scripting Stylesheets;
Chapter 17: Handling Events;
17.1 Types of Events;
17.2 Registering Event Handlers;
17.3 Event Handler Invocation;
17.4 Document Load Events;
17.5 Mouse Events;
17.6 Mousewheel Events;
17.7 Drag and Drop Events;
17.8 Text Events;
17.9 Keyboard Events;
Chapter 18: Scripted HTTP;
18.1 Using XMLHttpRequest;
18.2 HTTP by : JSONP;
18.3 Comet with Server-Sent Events;
Chapter 19: The jQuery Library;
19.1 jQuery Basics;
19.2 jQuery Getters and Setters;
19.3 Altering Document Structure;
19.4 Handling Events with jQuery;
19.5 Animated Effects;
19.6 Ajax with jQuery;
19.7 Utility Functions;
19.8 jQuery Selectors and Selection Methods;
19.9 Extending jQuery with Plug-ins;
19.10 The jQuery UI Library;
Chapter 20: Client-Side Storage;
20.1 localStorage and sessionStorage;
20.2 Cookies;
20.3 IE userData Persistence;
20.4 Application Storage and Offline Webapps;
Chapter 21: Scripted Media and Graphics;
21.1 Scripting Images;
21.2 Scripting Audio and Video;
21.3 SVG: Scalable Vector Graphics;
21.4 Graphics in a <canvas>;
Chapter 22: HTML5 APIs;
22.1 Geolocation;
22.2 History Management;
22.3 Cross-Origin Messaging;
22.4 Web Workers;
22.5 Typed Arrays and ArrayBuffers;
22.6 Blobs;
22.7 The Filesystem API;
22.8 Client-Side Databases;
22.9 Web Sockets;
Core JavaScript Reference;
Client-Side JavaScript Reference;
Colophon;

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