Beginning JavaScript

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 21, 2011 - Computers - 792 pages
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The perennial bestseller returns with new details for using the latest tools and techniques available with JavaScript

JavaScript is the definitive language for making the Web a dynamic, rich, interactive medium. This guide to JavaScript builds on the success of previous editions and introduces you to many new advances in JavaScript development. The reorganization of the chapters helps streamline your learning process while new examples provide you with updated JavaScript programming techniques.

You'll get all-new coverage of Ajax for remote scripting, JavaScript frameworks, JavaScript and XML, and the latest features in modern Web browsers. Plus, all the featured code has been updated to ensure compliance with the most recent popular Web browsers.

  • Introduces you to the latest capabilities of JavaScript, the definitive language for developing dynamic, rich, interactive Web sites
  • Features new coverage of data types and variables, JavaScript and XML, Ajax for remote scripting, and popular JavaScript frameworks
  • Offers updated code that ensures compliance with the most popular Web browsers
  • Includes improved examples on the most up-to-date JavaScript programming techniques

Continuing in the superlative tradition of the first three editions, Beginning JavaScript, Fourth Edition, gets you up to speed on all the new advances in JavaScript development.


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Spelling errors galore. Also the books explanation of why JavaScript supposedly does math differently and they are completely wrong. JavaScript actually does math how it's supposed to be done. You are supposed to do factors and exponents first, then multiplication and division and finally addition and subtraction, unless of course there are parenthesis or brackets. Please see 

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I wish it had page numbers. I am supposed to read pages 17-26 for school and I can't tell where I am supposed to start.


Introduction to JavaScript and the
Data Types and Variables
Decisions Loops and Functions
Common Mistakes Debugging and Error
JavaScript An ObiectBased Language
Creating New Types of Obiects Reference Types
HTML Forms Interacting with the User
Using ActiveX and PlugIns with
Exercise uestion
JavaScript Frameworks
Diving into Prototype
Answers to Exercises
Chapter 6
Chapter 9
JavaScript Core Reference

Windows and Frames
String Manipulation
Date Time and Timers
Storing Information Cookies
Exercise Questions
Dynamic HTML and the W3C Document
W3C DOM Reference
Latin1 Character

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About the author (2011)

Paul Wilton owns his own company, providing online booking systems to vacation property owners, which is largely developed using JavaScript.

Jeremy McPeak is a self-taught programmer who began his career by tinkering with web sites in 1998. He is the coauthor of Professional Ajax, 2nd Edition and several online articles covering topics such as XSLT, ASP.NET Web Forms, and C#. He is currently employed at an energy-based company building in-house conventional and web applications.

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