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The Joy of jQuery (2014)

The Joy of jQuery

English | 2014 | 86 Pages | ISBN: 1495269361 | PDF | 1.2 MB

From the author of the #1 best seller “The Joy of PHP” comes another great beginner’s guide for those seeking to learn jQuery. jQuery is a programming language you can use to create cool web applications. It’s free, powerful, simple to reference in your web pages, and now easy to learn too. You can get started quickly, and you won’t 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, it’s just plain fun too. That’s what inspired this book. Most programming books are dry and boring, and while you can’t 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 salesman’s 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 don’t 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



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