jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile: Recipes and Examples

jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile: Recipes and Examples

by Adriaan de Jonge, Phillip Dutson
     
 

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100+ Practical jQuery Recipes for Solving Your Real-World Web and Mobile Development Challenges!

jQuery makes it easier than ever for developers to build exceptionally robust, cross-platform websites and mobile apps. jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile: Recipes and Examples is a practical

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100+ Practical jQuery Recipes for Solving Your Real-World Web and Mobile Development Challenges!

jQuery makes it easier than ever for developers to build exceptionally robust, cross-platform websites and mobile apps. jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile: Recipes and Examples is a practical “cookbook,” packed with realistic, easy-to-use solutions for making the most of jQuery Core, jQuery UI, plugins, and jQuery Mobile.

This guide brings together more than one hundred self-contained, downloadable examples, each with an in-depth explanation of how the code works and how to adapt it for your own needs. Pioneering web/mobile developers Adriaan de Jonge and Phil Dutson present examples you can apply immediately in virtually any web or mobile app, and with any server-side platform, including PHP, .NET, Java, Ruby, Node.js, or Python. This extremely useful guide will help you

  • Test browser support and provide for graceful degradation
  • Fine-tune DOM element selection and manipulate your site’s DOM structure
  • Master the newest techniques for event handling and binding
  • Communicate with web servers: AJAX, page errors, redirects, XML, and more
  • Use advanced UI widgets, from accordions and autocomplete to sliders and tabs
  • Build mobile-optimized sites with the jQuery Mobile library
  • Write and smoothly incorporate new plugins
  • Integrate powerful third-party plugins, such as the Twitter Bootstrap framework

The authors’ proven “code first, explain later” approach supports developers at all levels who want to start experimenting immediately. Their exceptionally readable examples never take shortcuts or compromise quality,and their detailed walk-throughs are ideal for anyone who wants to thoroughly understand their code. If you have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and basic JavaScript, you’ll feel right at home immediately; if not, de Jonge and Dutson’s careful explanations and full HTML page layout examples will get you up to speed quickly.

Covers jQuery 1.6.4 and 1.7, with Tips for 1.8

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Praise for jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile

“de Jonge and Dutson’s cookbook approach to jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile teaches how to create sophisticated projects quickly, removing all the guesswork. They really make jQuery seem effortless!”

—Joseph Annuzzi, Jr., Web architect, PeerDynamic.com

“This book is great for all aspects of jQuery development; it has it all, from a great UI section down to the most current tech, which is mobile. I found myself referencing this book numerous times for projects I am currently working on.

“This book will be excellent for anyone who is eager to learn more about jQuery and what the capabilities are. The authors put the learning in terms that anyone can understand and build from.”

—Erik Levanger, UI UX engineer

“I have often said that when it comes to jQuery, half the battle is just being familiar with the types of things it is capable of doing. Having a good foundation can easily help you bridge the gap between ‘This is going to be complicated’ and ‘I can do that with jQuery!’ Like any good recipe book, this book includes ready-to-use code samples that demonstrate basic to advanced techniques. In addition to the major areas noted in the book title, there are references on how to customize the jQuery UI features to meet your needs and bonus sections about creating and using plugins. I also really appreciate the authors’ insights regarding performance issues and best practices. Lastly, speaking as someone with no previous jQuery Mobile experience, this book provides solid examples to get you up and running fast. Overall, this book will help to greatly expand the skills in your jQuery arsenal.”

—Ryan Minnick, software developer, Verizon Wireless

“The ultimate cookbook for anyone using jQuery, jQuery UI, or jQuery Mobile.”

—Stretch Nate, Web applications developer, HealthPlan Services

“Through easy-to-understand recipes, de Jonge and Dutson give the reader a practical introduction to all things jQuery, from the most basic selectors to advanced topics, such as plugin authoring and jQuery Mobile. A great starting point for anyone interested in one of the most powerful JavaScript libraries.”

—Jacob Seidelin, Web developer, Nihilogic

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321822086
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
11/23/2012
Series:
Developer's Library Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
923,007
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Adriaan de Jonge is a consultant for Xebia IT Architects in The Netherlands. Adriaan specializes in Internet, content management, and Java. He is interested in new technologies like MongoDB, Node.js, HTML5, and various cloud computing platforms. Adriaan is also the author of Essential App Engine (Addison-Wesley, 2012) and several articles for IBM developerWorks on Java, XML, and Internet technologies. He was a conference speaker at JFall 2011 and the Scandinavian Developer Conference in 2012.

Phil Dutson is the lead front-end developer for ICON Health and Fitness. He has worked on projects and solutions for NordicTrack, ProForm, Freemotion, Sears, Costco, Sam’s Club and others. Phil cofounded and currently manages The E-Com DevBlog, a development blog focused on web development and solutions. To learn more visit dev.tonic1394.com. He is also the author of Sams Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile in 24 Hours (Sams, 2013).

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