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Ready to learn JavaScript? Start Here!

Learn the fundamentals of modern programming with JavaScript?and begin building your first apps for the web. If you have no previous experience with JavaScript, no ...

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Overview

Ready to learn JavaScript? Start Here!

Learn the fundamentals of modern programming with JavaScript—and begin building your first apps for the web. If you have no previous experience with JavaScript, no problem—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.

Here’s where you start learning JavaScript

  • Learn the basics of JavaScript programming
  • Find out how to access browser content from JavaScript
  • Manage images and validate form entries
  • Retrieve data using the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
  • Use JavaScript and HTML5 in Windows 8 applications
  • Put it all together by creating your first programs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735666740
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 8/29/2012
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 970,209
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Suehring is a technology architect who’s written about programming, security, network and system administration, operating systems, and other topics for several industry publications. He speaks at conferences and user groups and has served as an editor for a popular technology magazine.

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Table of Contents

Introduction;
Who Should Read This Book;
Who Should Not Read This Book;
Organization of This Book;
Conventions and Features in This Book;
System Requirements;
Code Samples;
Acknowledgments;
Errata and Book Support;
We Want to Hear from You;
Stay in Touch;
Chapter 1: What Is JavaScript?;
1.1 A First JavaScript Program;
1.2 Where JavaScript Fits;
1.3 Writing Your First JavaScript Program;
1.4 Summary;
Chapter 2: JavaScript Programming Basics;
2.1 JavaScript Placement: Revisited;
2.2 Basic JavaScript Syntax;
2.3 JavaScript Variables and Data Types;
2.4 Looping and Conditionals in JavaScript;
2.5 Summary;
Chapter 3: Building JavaScript Programs;
3.1 Functions;
3.2 Objects in JavaScript;
3.3 Debugging JavaScript;
3.4 Summary;
Chapter 4: JavaScript in a Web Browser;
4.1 JavaScript Libraries;
4.2 Getting jQuery;
4.3 Getting jQuery UI;
4.4 The Browser Object Model;
4.5 The DOM;
4.6 Retrieving Elements with JavaScript and jQuery;
4.7 Summary;
Chapter 5: Handling Events with JavaScript;
5.1 Common Events with JavaScript;
5.2 Handling Mouse Events;
5.3 Validating Web Forms with jQuery;
5.4 Keyboard Events and Forms;
5.5 Summary;
Chapter 6: Getting Data into JavaScript;
6.1 AJAX in Brief;
6.2 AJAX and JavaScript;
6.3 Retrieving Data with jQuery;
6.4 Using JSON for Efficient Data Exchange;
6.5 Sending Data to the Server;
6.6 Summary;
Chapter 7: Styling with JavaScript;
7.1 Changing Styles with JavaScript;
7.2 Working with CSS Classes;
7.3 Advanced Effects with jQuery UI;
7.4 Putting It All Together: A Space Travel Demo;
7.5 Summary;
Chapter 8: Using JavaScript with Microsoft Windows 8;
8.1 JavaScript Is Prominent in Windows 8;
8.2 A Stroll Through a Windows 8 Application;
8.3 Building a Windows 8 App;
8.4 Summary;

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

    Would say the book works as an introduction to JavaScript and th

    Would say the book works as an introduction to JavaScript and the JavaScript environment.
    Don’t know if it would work for someone who hasn’t programmed before. Knowledge of HTML and CSS is almost a must. The author does take a couple of pages to explain HTML and CSS, that wouldn’t be enough for a true beginner.

    If someone has some knowledge of HTML and CSS then this is easy book to read and understand. The author explains the concepts without going into too much detail, as an introduction book should. This book won’t make the reader an expert in JavaScript, but will give a good beginning to the world of JavaScript.

    The book also gives an introduction into jQuery, Ajax and also touches on JSON. With only about 200 pages, all subject matter is more introduction than in-depth.
    One last thing, the book uses Visual Studio for the development environment. The reader can get the free version of Visual Studio (Express) from Microsoft and the book tells you how to do it. The reader can use another text editor, just realize that the examples in the book use Visual Studio.

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