Beginning Object-Oriented Javascript

Beginning Object-Oriented Javascript

by Stoyan Stefanov

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Overview

Beginning Object-Oriented Javascript by Stoyan Stefanov

This book for beginning/intermediate JavaScript developers does not assume any prior knowledge of JavaScript. It introduces object-oriented programming and the basics of objects in JavaScript. It has a do-it-yourself approach to writing code, because writing code is the best way to really learn a programming language; it encourages readers to type code into Firebug's console, see how it works, and experiment with it. Each chapter ends with practice questions for review. JavaScript (ECMAScript) is the language of the web browser, the third pillar in today's paradigm that considers web pages should consist of clearly distinguishable parts: content (HTML), presentation (CSS), and behavior (JavaScript). JavaScript can be used to create desktop widgets, browser and application extensions, and other pieces of software as well as web pages; a chapter is dedicated to the web browser environment including DOM, events, and AJAX tutorials, but the rest is applicable to the other environments too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847194145
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 07/24/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Stoyan Stefanov is a Yahoo! web developer, Zend Certified Engineer, book author, and contributor to the international PHP community. He talks regularly about JavaScript, PHP, and other web development topics at conferences and his blog www.phpied.com and also runs a number of other sites, including www.JSPatterns.com - a site dedicated to exploring JavaScript patterns. Stoyan is the engineering lead of Yahoo's performance optimization tool YSlow, as well as other open-source tools and PEAR libraries.

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