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JavaScript For Dummies / Edition 2

JavaScript For Dummies / Edition 2

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by Emily A. Vander Veer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0764502239

ISBN-13: 9780764502231

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

Everyone is creating Web pages for fun and profit — now, no matter how little programming experience you have, you can get into the action as well with JavaScript For Dummies, 2nd Edition. This easy-to-use reference takes the mystery out of creating vibrant, attention-getting Web pages by using the latest version of JavaScript. Use the design tips and

Overview

Everyone is creating Web pages for fun and profit — now, no matter how little programming experience you have, you can get into the action as well with JavaScript For Dummies, 2nd Edition. This easy-to-use reference takes the mystery out of creating vibrant, attention-getting Web pages by using the latest version of JavaScript. Use the design tips and real-life sample JavaScript code you find in this book to wake up your Web pages and keep those Web surfers coming back for more!

Inside, find helpful advice on how to

  • Add JavaScript scripts to existing HTML code to create easy-to-use forms for users to fill out
  • Take advantage of the latest JavaScript features available in Netscape Navigator 4.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0
  • Integrate other programming languages, such as C++ and Java, with JavaScript to create powerful multimedia applications
  • Test and debug your scripts with ease
  • Explore options for creating full-blown client-server applications with JavaScript
  • Test-drive the latest cool JavaScript tools

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764502231
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Building Killer Web Pages for Fun and Profit.

Chapter 1: Hitting the Highlights: JavaScript Basics.

Chapter 2: First Things First: Getting Started with JavaScript.

Chapter 3: Low-Budget HTML Primer.

Chapter 4: Object-Oriented Concepts.

Chapter 5: A Bird's-Eye View of the JavaScript Language.

Part II: JavaScript in Action.

Chapter 6: Hunting and Gathering (And Validating) User Input.

Chapter 7: Getting a Handle on Events.

Chapter 8: Take Control!

Chapter 9: Hey! Can I Get Some Service Around Here?

Part III: JavaScript Language Reference.

Chapter 10: Fun with Objects.

Chapter 11: For Sale by Owner: Object Properties.

Chapter 12: There's a Method to This Madness.

Chapter 13: Fully Functioning.

Chapter 14: How Do You Handle a Hungry Event? Event Handlers!

Part IV: Advanced JavaScript Topics.

Chapter 15: Cool JavaScript Tricks.

Chapter 16: JavaScript ToolTime.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Top Ten (Or So) Online JavaScript Resources.

Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Most Common JavaScript Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them).

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Tips for Debugging Your Scripts.

Appendix A: JavaScript Reserved Words.

Appendix B: JavaScript Color Values.

Appendix C: About the CD.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

Installation Instructions.

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JavaScript For Dummies 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this book a fair chance (about 40 hrs) and gave up. This book uses keywords in its examples that are not defined in the book!!!!. Its pretty hard to program something when you have to guess keywords.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've had only a little experience with JavaScript, mainly getting scripts from repositories on the web and using/adapting them to my needs. This book has given me a better foundation in JavaScript so that now I at least have a clue when I read the scripts. This book is good at explaining terms and concepts, and the real-world examples help put them into context. However, it is not the best reference out there; JavaScript for the World Wide Web is better for that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am very experienced in HTML. I'm no moron to computers and have dealt with them since I was 7 years old, now I'm 20 and trying to learn javascript. All I have to say is if you are a beginner do NOT BUY this book. I am sure that if you are experienced with javascript this book would be fantastic for you. FOR GODS sake it's a dummies book and it doesn't teach the basics like how to break down the simple construction of javascript syntax!!! This book like I said would be great if you had experience using javascript or maybe if you were a prodigy lol. WASTE of money for someone new to javascript!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I learned so much from this book. I am already some what experienced with javascript, and don't know if I would call it a novice book, but it is very good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was very much so a waist of money. I read the book and never figured out what was going on and how I would do it. This might be a good book if you are experienced, but for a novice, this book is way to confusing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Contrary to popular belief, this book is very coherent and descriptive in giving the reader what they expect. Why other people have commented negatively on the subject of this book, I do not, and never will, know. Excellent - Highly Reccomended