Pro PHP and jQuery

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Apress, Jun 22, 2010 - Computers - 400 pages

This book is for intermediate programmers interested in building Ajax web applications using jQuery and PHP. Along with teaching some advanced PHP techniques, it will show you how to take your dynamic applications to the next level by adding a JavaScript layer with jQuery.

Learn to utilize built-in PHP functions to build calendar tools. Learn how jQuery can be used for Ajax, animation, client-side validation, and more. What you’ll learn How to use PHP to build a calendar application that allows users to post, view, edit, and delete events How to use jQuery to allow the calendar app to be viewed and edited without requiring page refreshes using built-in Ajax functions The power and versatility of PHP's object-oriented programming style The various forms of security available and how to best apply them jQuery plug-in development patterns to create modular, reusable jQuery plug-ins. The basics of jQuery effects, including fading elements, generating HTML markup on the fly, and creating modal windows Who this book is for

This book is intended for programmers who want to bridge the gap between front- and back-end programming. It does not cover HTML or CSS except where absolutely necessary, and it focuses on taking intermediate PHP developers to the next level while getting comfortable with Ajax and the power of jQuery.

Table of Contents Introducing jQuery Common jQuery Actions and Methods Object-Oriented Programming Build an Events Calendar Add Controls to Create, Edit, and Delete Events Password Protecting Sensitive Actions and Areas Enhancing the User Interface with jQuery Editing the Calendar with Ajax and jQuery Performing Form Validation with Regular Expressions Extending jQuery

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About the author (2010)

Jason Lengstorf is a 27-year-old turbogeek from Portland, OR. He started building websites in his late teens when his band couldn’t afford to pay someone to do it, and he continued building websites after he realized his band wasn’t actually very good. He’s been a full-time freelance web developer since 2007, and expanded his business under the name Copter Labs, which is now a distributed freelance collective, keeping about 10 freelancers worldwide busy. He is also the author of PHP for Absolute Beginners and Pro PHP and jQuery.

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