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Beyond jQuery

Authors: Nicholus, Ray

  • Most comprehensive book on the market that discusses a life without jQuery 
  • Based on a series of successful blog posts that have helped thousands of developers
  • Author is an expert in the field who has been featured in Fortune Magazine and has created many resources for developers including Fine Uploader
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eBook 29,74 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2235-5
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Softcover 39,58 €
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About this book

Learn about the most important concepts surrounding web development and demystify jQuery. This book gives you the confidence to abandon your jQuery crutches and walk freely with the power of the web API and JavaScript. Beyond jQuery doesn't just throw code at you - everything is explained in detail from the perspective of a jQuery developer.  
jQuery is often injected into web applications and libraries with no logical reason for pulling it in as a dependency. Many web developers don’t really know when they need to use jQuery, and when they don’t - it's just a standard step when setting up a new library or web application. But relying solely on jQuery as your window to the web leaves large gaps in your knowledge. This in turn results in frustration when the abstraction that jQuery provides “leaks” and exposes you to the native aspects of the browser. 
This book educates developers, reveals the magic behind jQuery, helps you solve common problems without it, and gives you more confidence to embrace the power of the web API and standardized JavaScript.

What You'll Learn

  • Use the web API and standardized JavaScript
  • Determine when you need jQuery and when you don't
  • Review common JavaScript utility functions
  • Work with HTML elements
Who This Book Is For
Any web developer who is interested in learning how to live without jQuery, and deepening their understanding of web development. 

About the authors

Ray Nicholus is a software developer for Action Verb in Madison, Wisconsin, and has been heavily involved in web development for years. While much of his code is closed-source and not publicly available, he has spent a great deal of time contributing to the open source software movement, primary focusing on JavaScript, front-end library development, and developer education. His open source contributions range from large and popular open source projects, to small and focused libraries and educational code repositories. He is a true believer in FOSS, and has even written about the topic, such as in his post on Medium.com that detailed his decision to release Fine Uploader, a popular commercially-licensed JavaScript library, to the free open source software community.

Since 2012 he has been the lead developer and product manager of the Fine Uploader organization, which is commonly known as for its uniquely-featured cross-browser no-dependency file upload JavaScript library. His involvement outside of Fine Uploader in the open source community has included creation of other popular software libraries dealing with web components (namely ajax-form and file-input), video and image manipulation (such as frame-grab.js), and informative code collections, such as the notable fullstack-react project on GitHub and its associated articles on the Widen Engineering site.

In addition to frequent coding outside of his day job, he also spends time speaking about web development topics. He has presented to students at the University of Wisconsin and DePaul University regarding careers in software development. Furthermore, he has prepared and delivered presentations to many professional developers regarding the mysteries of Cross Origin Resource Sharing, the importance of automated testing, the File API web specification, the web components specifications, agile software development, accessibility, and software architecture (among others).

He organized and taught a JavaScript 101 class targeted at interested professionals, and spoke about the usefulness of uploading files directly to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service from the browser via Fine Uploader.

His writing also includes the precursor to this book, the “You Don’t Need jQuery” series of blog posts, articles on Google Glass, and a large number of other articles that help developers integrate file uploading capabilities into their web application or library. He was also featured in an article in Fortune Magazine by Anne Fisher based on his experiences with Google Glass in the workplace.

He currently lives in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, with his wife Kat, and his son Ray IV. They are known to spend long stretches of time in Thailand (especially in the Udon Thani area) where a portion of this book was written.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Oppressive Magic of jQuery

    Nicholus, Ray

    Pages 1-9

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  • You Don’t Need jQuery (Anymore)

    Nicholus, Ray

    Pages 11-18

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  • Understanding the Web API and “Vanilla” JavaScript

    Nicholus, Ray

    Pages 19-29

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  • Finding HTML Elements

    Nicholus, Ray

    Pages 31-52

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  • Using and Understanding HTML Element Attributes

    Nicholus, Ray

    Pages 53-67

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Buy this book

eBook 29,74 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2235-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 39,58 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2234-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond jQuery
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Ray Nicholus
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2235-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2235-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2234-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 217
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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