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The Joy of Jquery: A Beginners Guide to the Worlds Most Popular JavaScript Library Alan Forbes

The Joy of Jquery: A Beginners Guide to the Worlds Most Popular JavaScript Library

Alan Forbes

Published January 19th 2014
ISBN : 9781495269363
Paperback
152 pages
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 About the Book 

From the author of the #1 best seller The Joy of PHP comes another great beginners guide for those seeking to learn jQuery. jQuery is a programming language you can use to create cool web applications. Its free, powerful, simple to reference inMoreFrom the author of the #1 best seller The Joy of PHP comes another great beginners guide for those seeking to learn jQuery. jQuery is a programming language you can use to create cool web applications. Its free, powerful, simple to reference in your web pages, and now easy to learn too. You can get started quickly, and you wont outgrow it later when you get really good at it. Learning jQuery is well worth it the time and effort you put into it. Frankly, its just plain fun too. Thats what inspired this book. Most programming books are dry and boring, and while you cant get away from all of that, you can inject some humor into the learning process to keep it light and fun. We use the example of a used car salesmans web site to give the learning some context. The Joy of PHP, is consistently the top-rated book in its category precisely because it made learning PHP fun. This book does the same for jQuery. jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. (JavaScript library means that it is full of JavaScript that you dont need to understand to be able to use-- in the same way that an automobile is a car parts library. The parts are there and we can use them, so who cares how they work? ) jQuery makes things like HTML manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler. jQuery even works across a multitude of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility, jQuery has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript, and this book can change how YOU code too! Book Contents Include: What is jQuery? Get the Source Code Getting Started with jQuery Introduction to HTML Introduction to CSS jQuery Selectors jQuery UI Widgets: Dramatic Page Enhancements Using jQuery for Form Validation jQuery AJAX jQuery Mobile jQuery Animation