JavaScript for Absolute Beginners

Authors: McNavage, Terry

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If you are new to both JavaScript and programming, this hands-on book is for you. Rather than staring blankly at gobbledygook, you'll explore JavaScript by entering and running hundreds of code samples in Firebug, a free JavaScript debugger. Then in the last two chapters, you'll leave the safety of Firebug and hand-code an uber cool JavaScript application in your preferred text editor.

Written in a friendly, engaging narrative style, this innovative JavaScript tutorial covers the following essentials:

  • Core JavaScript syntax, such as value types, operators, expressions, and statements provided by ECMAScript.
  • Features for manipulating XHTML, CSS, and events provided by DOM.
  • Object-oriented JavaScript, including prototypal and classical inheritance, deep copy, and mixins.
  • Closure, lazy loading, advance conditional loading, chaining, currying, memoization, modules, callbacks, recursion, and other powerful function techniques.
  • Encoding data with JSON or XML.
  • Remote scripting with JSON-P or XMLHttpRequest
  • Drag-and-drop, animated scrollers, skin swappers, and other cool behaviors.
  • Optimizations to ensure your scripts run snappy.
  • Formatting and naming conventions to prevent you from looking like a greenhorn.
  • New ECMAScript 5, DOM 3, and HTML 5 features such as Object.create(), Function.prototype.bind(), strict mode, querySelector(), querySelectorAll(), and getElementsByClassName().

As you can see, due to its fresh approach, this book is by no means watered down. Therefore, over the course of your journey, you will go from JavaScript beginner to wizard, acquiring the skills recruiters desire.

About the authors

Terry McNavage has been programming with JavaScript for 14 years and is the author of "JavaScript for Absolute Beginners" (Apress, December 2010). In addition, Terry is an elite runner, typically running 100 or more miles per week, and a bit of a food geek. Like Brendan Eich, JavaScript's creator, Terry is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. So he's hoping the Pirates raise the Jolly Roger more often than not in 2012 rather than notch their 20th losing season in a row.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
JavaScript for Absolute Beginners
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Terry McNavage
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-7218-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-7218-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-7219-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
504
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