Learning JavaScript Add Sparkle and Life to Your Web Pages

ISBN-10: 0596521871
ISBN-13: 9780596521875
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Shelley Powers
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Description: If you're new to JavaScript, or an experienced web developer looking to improve your skills, Learning JavaScript provides you with complete, no-nonsense coverage of this quirky yet essential language for web development. You'll learn everything from  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.584

If you're new to JavaScript, or an experienced web developer looking to improve your skills, Learning JavaScript provides you with complete, no-nonsense coverage of this quirky yet essential language for web development. You'll learn everything from primitive data types to complex features, including JavaScript elements involved with Ajax and dynamic page effects. By the end of the book, you'll be able to work with even the most sophisticated libraries and web applications. Complete with best practices and examples of JavaScript use, this new edition shows you how to integrate the language with the browser environment, and how to practice proper coding techniques for standards-compliant websites. This book will help you:Learn the JavaScript application structure, including basic statements and control structures Identify JavaScript objects -- String, Number, Boolean, Function, and more Use browser debugging tools and troubleshooting techniques Understand event handling, form events, and JavaScript applications with forms Develop with the Browser Object Model, the Document Object Model, and custom objects you create Learn about browser cookies and more modern client-side storage techniques Venture into advanced JavaScript, including dynamic page effects and Ajax Get details for using XML or JSON with Ajax applications With proven learning principles that help you absorb the concepts at a pace you'll enjoy, Learning JavaScript teaches you how to create powerful and responsive applications in any browser.

Shelley Powers is an independent contractor, currently living in St. Louis, who specializes in technology architecture and software development. She's authored several computer books, including Developing ASP Components, Unix Power Tools 3rd edition, Essential Blogging, and Practical RDF. In addition, Shelley has also written several articles related primarily to web technology, many for O'Reilly. Shelley's web site network is at http://burningbird.net , and her weblog is Burningbird, at http://weblog.burningbird.net .

Hello JavaScript!
JavaScript Data Types and Variables
Operators and Statements
The JavaScript Objects
Functions
Troubleshooting, Debugging, and Cross-Browser Issues
Catching Events
Forms, Form Events, and Validation
Browser As Puzzle Box
Cookies and Other Client-Side Storage Techniques
The DOM, or Web Page As Tree
Dynamic Pages
Creating Custom JavaScript Objects
Moving Outside the Page with Ajax
Ajax Data: XML or JSON?
Index

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