Head First jQuery

Head First jQuery

by Ryan Benedetti, Ronan Cranley
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Head First JQuery 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
m_k_o More than 1 year ago
It might sound strange, but first thing I am grateful to Ryan and Ronan is mentioning TextWrangler in the beginning of the book. This way I got familiar with very simple, useful, and free (free as in free beer) editor for Mac OS I haven't used jQuery before, and I wanted to see what it is all about. First of all, I like to learn by examples - and you got them here. All in one piece - zipped - directly on your hard drive from the Head First Lab web page (each example contains corresponding jQuery library). This is nice. You simply don't have to copy-paste everything you see in the book into your text editor. When it comes to the content. Well, this is always hard thing to judge. I know people who hate Head First series. They say it is not sophisticated enough. I am, on the contrary, a great fan of Head First. jQuery, like any other Head First series book, gives you simple, straight overview of the topic. OK, it will not provide you with as much text as other books, but hey, "A picture is worth a thousand words". And you will find lots of them here. However, if you consider yourself a hacker, don't buy it. It's rather for beginners. If you are a beginner - I'd consider buying it.
seredith More than 1 year ago
The book has a more laid back format than most manuals. They give examples to show how to use the code. It even has quizzes (quit groaning. It isn't like you'll be tested). It covers a lot of material, however they did not cover debugging and they tell you. Don't know the significance as just starting. So far I like the book.
Ken_SF More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be especially well written and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn and understand Ajax. The book is written in a way to guide you through the fundamentals of Ajax all the while putting Ajax in perspective of how it fits in with HTML, Javascript and CSS. After reading this book you should be able to incorporate Ajax into your own projects and feel comfortable with the concepts. You'll also be ready to use a book written more in the style of a reference manual which would be a boring way to learn and wouldn't describe the technology in a way to help you undersstand how it fits in to the overall scheme of web programming. Kudos the the authors. I purchased this book to update my skills and I'm very pleased.