Javascript: A Beginner's Guide

Javascript: A Beginner's Guide

by John Pollock
     
 

This hands-on, step-by-step tutorial is ideal for new programmers and those new to JavaScript. Designed for easy learning, this beginner's guide features:* Modules-Each programming concept is divided into logical modules (chapters), ideal for individualized learning * Goals-Each module opens with the specific programming skills you'll have by the end of the module…  See more details below

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This hands-on, step-by-step tutorial is ideal for new programmers and those new to JavaScript. Designed for easy learning, this beginner's guide features:* Modules-Each programming concept is divided into logical modules (chapters), ideal for individualized learning * Goals-Each module opens with the specific programming skills you'll have by the end of the module * Ask the Experts-Q&A sections throughout are filled with extra information and interesting commentary * 1-Minute Drills-Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress * Annotated Syntax-Example code annotated with commentary that points to the particular technique illustrated * Projects-Coding exercises contained in each module show how to apply what you are learning * Mastery Checks-End-of-module reviews that test your knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and simple coding questions

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More than 3.5 million web pages use JavaScript. It's still the No. 1 way to get web scripting done. If you've never programmed before, but you've now got to add JavaScript functionality to your site (or understand the functionality some developer or software program has added for you), you can't beat JavaScript: A Beginner's Guide.

John Pollock, whose web-based JavaScript tutorials have already taught thousands of web designers, has crafted a great first course in JavaScript programming. You'll find plenty of examples that show you how it's done, and plenty of screen shots that show you how it'll look.

Pollock assumes you know little or nothing about JavaScripting and gently walks you through the absolute basics -- placing JavaScript in your HTML files, variables, functions, and "meat and potatoes" JavaScripting (conditional statements, loops, event handling, the document object, and so forth).

The book closes with a brief guide to debugging, as well as examples of several of the most common uses for JavaScript, from rollovers and animation to forms validation and cookies.

There aren't as many good "beginner" JavaScript books around as there used to be. But all you need is one: this one. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072131406
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/23/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
603
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.45(d)

Meet the Author

John Pollock has been working with Javascript and other Web development tools for more than five years. He runs two Web sites devoted to Web development technology and publishes a weekly newsletter on Web development issues.

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