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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
  • Get details for using XML or JSON with Ajax applications
Learning JavaScript follows proven learning principles to help you absorb the concepts at an easy pace, so you'll learn how to create powerful and responsive applications in any browser.

Synopsis:

JavaScript beginners will find no-nonsense coverage of this quirky yet essential language for web development — taught at a pace they'll enjoy. JavaScript has grown in prominence with the advent of Ajax web development. This book teaches readers proper JavaScript coding techniques by combining the latest examples of standards-compliant web development with proven learning principles. By the end of the book, readers will have the skills to create basic JavaScript applications.

About the Author

Shelley Powers has been working with, and writing about, web technologies--from the first release of JavaScript to the latest graphics and design tools--for more than 12 years. Her recent O'Reilly books have covered the semantic web, Ajax, JavaScript, and web graphics. She's an avid amateur photographer and web development aficionado, who enjoys applying her latest experiments on her many web sites.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Hello JavaScript!Chapter 2: JavaScript Data Types and VariablesChapter 3: Operators and StatementsChapter 4: The JavaScript ObjectsChapter 5: FunctionsChapter 6: Troubleshooting, Debugging, and Cross-Browser IssuesChapter 7: Catching EventsChapter 8: Forms, Form Events, and ValidationChapter 9: Browser As Puzzle BoxChapter 10: Cookies and Other Client-Side Storage TechniquesChapter 11: The DOM, or Web Page As TreeChapter 12: Dynamic PagesChapter 13: Creating Custom JavaScript ObjectsChapter 14: Moving Outside the Page with AjaxChapter 15: Ajax Data: XML or JSON?Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596521875
Author:
Powers, Shelley
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Programming Languages - CGI, Javascript, Perl, VBScript
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Programming Languages - JavaScript
Subject:
Web - Page Design
Subject:
JavaScript (Computer program language)
Subject:
Computer Languages-CGI
Subject:
DOM;Firefox;Internet Explorer;JSON;JavaScript;Opera;Safari;browser;cookies;data;debugging;forms;object;validation
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
398
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 0.8 in 1.21 lb

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JavaScript beginners will find no-nonsense coverage of this quirky yet essential language for web development — taught at a pace they'll enjoy. JavaScript has grown in prominence with the advent of Ajax web development. This book teaches readers proper JavaScript coding techniques by combining the latest examples of standards-compliant web development with proven learning principles. By the end of the book, readers will have the skills to create basic JavaScript applications.
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