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This book covers jQuery including a developer-level introduction and an in-depth look into some of the more advanced features. The book focuses on features available as of jQuery 1.7.1. but also tries to incorporate feature support in older versions of the library wherever it is relevant.

The first few chapters will help you set up a development environment and review important JavaScript concepts. Detailed ...

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Overview

This book covers jQuery including a developer-level introduction and an in-depth look into some of the more advanced features. The book focuses on features available as of jQuery 1.7.1. but also tries to incorporate feature support in older versions of the library wherever it is relevant.

The first few chapters will help you set up a development environment and review important JavaScript concepts. Detailed coverage includes:

  • functions that make up the library and usages of the core jQuery functions
  • in-depth to select and manipulate HTML elements with jQuery
  • the cross-browser ability to bind and manage browser events
  • Ajax
  • shortcuts jQuery offers for animating components in your web applications including moving, fading, toggling, and resizing elements
  • jQuery UI, which is an associated user interface library for jQuery and contains things such as widgets, effects, animations, and interactions
  • additional jQuery UI features including moving, sorting, resizing, and selection elements with a mouse
  • techniques, best practices, and patterns that you can apply to your code to make it more efficient, maintainable, and clear
  • jQuery Template plugin
  • authoring jQuery plugins.
  • jQuery Deferred Object
  • unit testing and detail of the specific unit testing framework created by and used by the jQuery project itself, QUnit.

If you have experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, this book is for you. For existing jQuery users, it will expand your jQuery knowledge by focusing on the core library with the benefit of strong core JavaScript expertise in many of the lessons. But this book is not aimed at beginners. For those looking to start with the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript/jQuery development, Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with jQuery by Richard York will most likely help you more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118026687
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,402,846
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Cesar Otero is a freelance web developer currently living in Mountain View, California, and his technical interests include Python, Django, JavaScript, and jQuery. He occasionally contributes articles to IBM's developer works and holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

Rob Larsen has more than 12 years' experience as a front end engineer and team leader, building websites and applications for some of the world's biggest brands. He is currently a Senior Specialist, Platform at Sapient Global Markets. Rob is an active writer and speaker on web technology with a special focus on emerging standards like HTML5, CSS3, and the ongoing evolution of JavaScript.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xxi

PART I JQUERY FUNDAMENTALS

CHAPTER 1 Getting Started 3

CHAPTER 2 JavaScript Primer 19

CHAPTER 3 The jQuery Core 41

CHAPTER 4 DOM Element Selection and Manipulation 63

CHAPTER 5 Event Handling 95

CHAPTER 6 HTML Forms, Data, and Ajax 119

CHAPTER 7 Animations and Effects 141

PART II APPLIED JQUERY

CHAPTER 8 jQuery UI Part I—Making Things Look Slick 155

CHAPTER 9 jQuery UI Part II—Mouse Interactions 179

CHAPTER 10 Writing Effective jQuery Code 195

CHAPTER 11 jQuery Templates 221

CHAPTER 12 Writing jQuery Plugins 241

CHAPTER 13 Advanced Asynchronous Programming with jQuery Deferred 263

CHAPTER 14 Unit Testing with QUnit 281

APPENDIX Plugins Used In this Book 303

INDEX 305

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    Found this book more than an introduction to jQUERY than anythin

    Found this book more than an introduction to jQUERY than anything else. It does cover a wide range of content, but it does not seem to go into depth as much as I would’ve liked. I think this book would be a fine choice for someone who doesn’t have a great deal of knowledge or experience with jQuery. 
    Some reviewers have noted that there is a wealth of information about jQuery online and someone looking at a particular area of jQuery would probably be better served going online. The book strength lies in that it offers a wealth of information that the reader may not have thought about before. For me it was chapter 14 - ”Unit Testing with Qunit”.
    I would give this book between three stars and four stars because of the lack of depth on the subject matters. 
    I would recommend this book for someone who is looking for a good introduction into jQuery before they move on to all the online resources that are available.

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    Posted June 14, 2012

    Spanish Culture Rocks!!!!!!!

    But thus book sucks

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