jQuery Cookbook
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jQuery Cookbook

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by Cody Lindley
     
 

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jQuery simplifies building rich, interactive web frontends. Getting started with this JavaScript library is easy, but it can take years to fully realize its breadth and depth; this cookbook shortens the learning curve considerably. With these recipes, you'll learn patterns and practices from 19 leading developers who use jQuery for everything from integrating

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jQuery simplifies building rich, interactive web frontends. Getting started with this JavaScript library is easy, but it can take years to fully realize its breadth and depth; this cookbook shortens the learning curve considerably. With these recipes, you'll learn patterns and practices from 19 leading developers who use jQuery for everything from integrating simple components into websites and applications to developing complex, high-performance user interfaces.

Ideal for newcomers and JavaScript veterans alike, jQuery Cookbook starts with the basics and then moves to practical use cases with tested solutions to common web development hurdles. You also get recipes on advanced topics, such as methods for applying jQuery to large projects.

  • Solve problems involving events, effects, dimensions, forms, themes, and user interface elements
  • Learn how to enhance your forms, and how to position and reposition elements on a page
  • Make the most of jQuery's event management system, including custom events and custom event data
  • Create UI elements-such as tabs, accordions, and modals-from scratch
  • Optimize your code to eliminate bottlenecks and ensure peak performance
  • Learn how to test your jQuery applications

The book's contributors include:

  • Cody Lindley
  • James Padolsey
  • Ralph Whitbeck
  • Jonathan Sharp
  • Michael Geary and Scott González
  • Rebecca Murphey
  • Remy Sharp
  • Ariel Flesler
  • Brian Cherne
  • Jörn Zaefferer
  • Mike Hostetler
  • Nathan Smith
  • Richard D. Worth
  • Maggie Wachs, Scott Jehl, Todd Parker, and Patty Toland
  • Rob Burns

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596159771
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/03/2009
Series:
Animal Guide Series
Pages:
451
Sales rank:
1,342,064
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Cody Lindley, editor of jQuery Cookbook, brings together over a dozen contributors, all of them key people in jQuery's ongoing development process. Each focuses on subjects they've worked with and often helped create.

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JQuery Cookbook 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
George_A More than 1 year ago
This book is full of jQuery "recipes", by recipes the author is supplying a set short problems, solutions, and discussions covering a concept. Most of the recipes are between one and two pages and cover a wide variety of jQuery. Although I read this book cover to cover, it is probably better as a reference tool. It starts out with simple examples and progresses into more advanced examples. Still this book appears to be aimed more at the beginner to intermediate. Having very little jQuery experience I found the book quite easy to follow and examples easy to understand. Although the book is mostly examples, it does address some interesting concepts, such as the concept of putting your JavaScript at the end of the page to enhance performance. I like to type code when studying a book, but all the examples are on the web and can be viewed without writing any code. You can also do a "view page" and copy all the code to be modified if you want to use it. I don't normally give five stars for books, but I did for this one. I find it very useful and keep it on the desk for easy reference. Even an advanced person might find a few gems in it, which they could find useful.
Ayp More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn jQuery. This book consists of receipes which are stand alone examples followed by details on how it works. It also provides information on what to avoid, how to do something more efficient and is oriented towards good performance so that your pages load pretty fast. Each chapter is written by a separate author on a specific jQuery topics with external reference links as needed. The book is oriented more towards the intermediate or advanced users - though begineers should not have much trouble picking it up. The examples are well written and the explanation is good. The code which needs to be focused on is highlighted in bold so that it gets your attention. This book can also be used as a reference though not as a pocket reference. Overall I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn jQuery.
FactorThree More than 1 year ago
I have made several attempts to download a sample of this book. When I attempt to open it, I get a message saying it cannot be opened. I know that the downloads are corrupt; I loaded it on my Nook Color and on the Nook reader for the PC. This file cannot be opened. Worse, I made several attempts to report this problem to B&N Customer Service, only to be hand- held through repeated download attempts (as if I somehow didn't know how to download!). The file or the system used for this book is obviously corrupted, yet my repeated attempts to explain this to the Customer Service personnel have failed. Until B&N finally figures out that there is a problem here and fixes it, I'd advise getting the print version of this book.
greggT More than 1 year ago
Although the content of this book is clear and well-suited to both beginners and experts -- because it assumes nothing and proceeds at a good pace -- it is NOT displaying properly on a Mac Nook client. This info is deeply buried in the B&N purchasing webpages, and I did not see it when deciding to buy it. Buy the paper copy, or use a non-Mac, non-Blackberry client to read it. Shame on B&N for burying the most important part of my buying decision and also writing a half-baked clients. BTW, as of this writing (Sep 2010), there STILL is no Kindle version of this book.
inquisitivedancer More than 1 year ago
I downloaded the sample to test this book out. It won't work therefore I won't buy it.
CraigNY More than 1 year ago
I thought I'd try downloading the sample (assuming it had surely been fixed by now), but it hasn't. My nook cannot open it. I'm tempted by the book but won't take a chance on its not working.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Title says it all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent Book