Professional jQuery

Professional jQuery

by Cesar Otero, Rob Larsen


$43.38 $44.99 Save 4% Current price is $43.38, Original price is $44.99. You Save 4%.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118026687
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents



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


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


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Professional jQuery 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
George_A More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But thus book sucks