Learning JavaScript: Add Sparkle and Life to Your Web Pages [NOOK Book]

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If you're new to JavaScript, or an experienced web developer looking to improve your skills, Learning JavaScript provides you with complete, no-nonsense coverage of this quirky yet essential language for web development. You'll learn everything from primitive data types to complex features, including JavaScript elements involved with Ajax and dynamic page effects. By the end of the book, you'll be able to work with even the most sophisticated ...

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Learning JavaScript: Add Sparkle and Life to Your Web Pages

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Overview

If you're new to JavaScript, or an experienced web developer looking to improve your skills, Learning JavaScript provides you with complete, no-nonsense coverage of this quirky yet essential language for web development. You'll learn everything from primitive data types to complex features, including JavaScript elements involved with Ajax and dynamic page effects. By the end of the book, you'll be able to work with even the most sophisticated libraries and web applications.

Complete with best practices and examples of JavaScript use, this new edition shows you how to integrate the language with the browser environment, and how to practice proper coding techniques for standards-compliant websites. This book will help you:

  • Learn the JavaScript application structure, including basic statements and control structures
  • Identify JavaScript objects—String, Number, Boolean, Function, and more
  • Use browser debugging tools and troubleshooting techniques
  • Understand event handling, form events, and JavaScript applications with forms
  • Develop with the Browser Object Model, the Document Object Model, and custom objects you create
  • Learn about browser cookies and more modern client-side storage techniques
  • Get details for using XML or JSON with Ajax applications
Learning JavaScript follows proven learning principles to help you absorb the concepts at an easy pace, so you'll learn how to create powerful and responsive applications in any browser.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596554378
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/12/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 676,149
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Shelley Powers has been working with and writing about web technologies—from the first release of JavaScript to the latest graphics and design tools—for more than 15 years. Her recent O'Reilly books have covered the semantic web, Ajax, JavaScript, and web graphics. She's an avid amateur photographer and web development aficionado.

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Table of Contents

1 Hello JavaScript! 1

2 JavaScript Data Types and Variables 19

3 Operators and Statements 39

4 The JavaScript Objects 69

5 Functions 103

6 Troubleshooting, Debugging, and Cross-Browser Issues 123

7 Catching Events 145

8 Forms, Form Events, and Validation 165

9 Browser As Puzzle Box 189

10 Cookies and Other Client-Side Storage Techniques 221

11 The DOM, or Web Page As Tree 233

12 Dynamic Pages 261

13 Creating Custom JavaScript Objects 293

14 Moving Outside the Page with Ajax 321

15 Ajax Data: XML or JSON? 343

Index 363

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