Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 21 Days

Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 21 Days

by Jonathan A. Watt
     
 

The aim of Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 21 Days is to tutor the Web-literate novice JavaScripter through to a high level of competency in applying JavaScript to Web pages.

In addition to core uses of client-side JavaScript, Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 21 Days also covers emerging topics such as the use of JavaScript with PDFs and the

Overview

The aim of Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 21 Days is to tutor the Web-literate novice JavaScripter through to a high level of competency in applying JavaScript to Web pages.

In addition to core uses of client-side JavaScript, Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 21 Days also covers emerging topics such as the use of JavaScript with PDFs and the scripting of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).

The key principles taught throughout the book are backed up with clear and useful examples. This enables the reader to easily apply what they¿ve learned with confidence in order to meet their own coding needs.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Whether JavaScript is your first language or your tenth, whether you’re building web doodads or e-commerce applications, this systematic, disciplined course will help you master the language with remarkable efficiency. And with some of the more egregious browser incompatibilities fading into memory, now’s a great time to learn JavaScript -- or to go beyond “snippet-stealing” to build real new functionality of your own.

Updated through version 1.5, Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 21 Days consists of 21 neatly organized one-hour lessons, plus a handy function reference. In the first several lessons, you’ll how to work with data, functions, statements, arrays, and JavaScript objects -- especially the Number and Math objects, and the String object, designed for capturing data entered on HTML forms. Next, there are detailed lessons on browser compatibility and checking; date/time manipulation; event handling; debugging and error handling; and DHTML/CSS. You’ll also find an excellent introduction to regular expressions, which enable you to perform a truly incredible array of web tasks, from cleaning content to validating email addresses.

Part III leverages your skills in real application building, from cookies to shopping carts, password protection to on-the-fly graphics with SVG. By the time you’re done, you’ll have the confidence to try just about anything. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672322976
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
04/29/2002
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Series
Pages:
755
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Watt is an independent consultant and author with expertise in XML and Web technologies including SVG. He is author of Designing SVG Web Graphics (New Riders) and XPath Essentials (Wiley). He is co-author of XML Schema Essentials (Wiley) and contributing author to XHTML, XML & Java 2 Platinum Edition (Que), Professional XSL, Professional XML 2nd Edition, and Professional XML Meta Data (Wrox).

Jonathan Watt has been working with JavaScript for two years and has been Webmaster of the Strathclyde University Skills Society Web site, as well as a number of his own Web sites such as dsvg.com. His primary expertise is in the application of JavaScript in the client-side environment, but he also has used ASP and PHP to create database-driven Web sites. He is currently in the third year of a master's degree in engineering at Strathclyde.

Jinjer Simon has been actively involved in the computer industry for the past 17 years. Her involvement in the industry has included programming, providing software technical support, end-user training, developing written and online user documentation, creating software tutorials, developing Internet Web sites, and writing technical books. Jinjer and her husband currently live in Coppell, Texas, with their two children where she currently works as a consultant for MillenniSoft Inc. by providing Web site development and online documentation development.

Jim O'Donnell was born on October 17, 1963, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (you may forward birthday greetings to jim@odonnell.org). After a number of unproductive years, he went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for 11 years earning three degrees. He now lives in Washington, DC, and spends most of his time building spacecraft. He has been writing and editing books for eight years. When he isn't working, he collects comic books and PEZ dispensers and plays ice hockey for the DC Nationals. Go, Nats!

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