Pragmatic Guide to JavaScript

Pragmatic Guide to JavaScript

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by Christophe Porteneuve
     
 

JavaScript is everywhere. It's a key component of today's Web-a powerful, dynamic language with a rich ecosystem of professionalgrade development tools, infrastructures, frameworks, and toolkits. This book will get you up to speed quickly and painlessly with the 35 key JavaScript tasks you need to know.

The task-oriented two-page spreads get you up and running

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JavaScript is everywhere. It's a key component of today's Web-a powerful, dynamic language with a rich ecosystem of professionalgrade development tools, infrastructures, frameworks, and toolkits. This book will get you up to speed quickly and painlessly with the 35 key JavaScript tasks you need to know.

The task-oriented two-page spreads get you up and running fast. The left pages explain the underlying implementation for each task, and the right pages contain code snippets for that task, along with cross-references to related tasks.

You'll learn essential JavaScript tasks in a framework-agnostic way. Learn How to manipulate the DOM and CSS, and how to use event handling and timers. You'll discover JavaScript tricks for user interface functionality: tooltips, lightboxes, image processing, infinite scrolling, and more. You'll work with forms for receiving and validating input and explore the client-server relationship with cookies, JSON, and Ajax, as well as mashups with Twitter, Flickr, and geo-related APIs. We round it off with a cheat sheet that gives you JavaScript at a glance.

Use this Pragmatic Guide to get started creating your own killer web applications, quickly and professionally.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934356678
Publisher:
Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date:
12/08/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Christophe Porteneuve has been doing IT R&D for more than 10 years, specializing early in Web development. He joined Prototype Core in 2006, wrote Prototype and script.aculo.us in 2007, and sometimes speaks at conferences such as The Ajax Experience. He's the CTO of Ciblo.net in Paris, France, where he lives with his wife, Elodie.

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George_A More than 1 year ago
This book is written in a style that some people will like and others will not. It's a small book with less than 150 pages, so it is not a book for learning JavaScript. Don't pick this book as a beginner's guide to JavaScript or if you want a complete book on everything to do with JavaScript. The book gives a look at JavaScript at a glance. Showing examples of different aspects of JavaScript. What is good about the book is that most of the book is written with the left page as a discussion of the code on the opposite page. It makes for easy reading and lots of code examples. On the other hand, if looking at code and writing out code examples is not your cup of tea, you will not like this book. With only one page to discuss the code, don't expect in-depth discussions of the subject matter. In the section on working with DOM elements the author shows examples in several libraries (Prototype, jQuery, MooTools, YUI 3, Dojo) and discusses some of the differences. I found the book easy and quick to get though, the examples simple to understand and write.