JQuery in Action

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Manning, 2010 - Computers - 452 pages
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A really good web development framework anticipates your needs. jQuery does more-it practically reads your mind. Developers fall in love with this JavaScript library the moment they see 20 lines of code reduced to three. jQuery is concise and readable.

jQuery in Action, Second Edition is a fast-paced introduction and guide. It shows you how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax to your web pages. The book's unique "lab pages" anchor the explanation of each new concept in a practical example. You'll learn how jQuery interacts with other tools and frameworks and how to build jQuery plugins. This book requires some knowledge of JavaScript and Ajax but no previous experience with jQuery.

This revised and expanded second edition includes even more lab pages than before, along with numerous examples that show the latest best practices developed by the jQuery community. It provides full coverage of jQuery 1.4, along with a deeper look at the ever-expanding world of jQuery plug-ins.

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This book is available free of charge in digital form, including PDF, Kindle, and ePub, from Manning's website for those who own a print copy. The Kindle format ebook is 8.1 MB in size. Instructions on how to register your copy and download the ebook are found inside the book.

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JQuery in Action has hands on exercises to teach the framework. There's a more recent version, but this is the one I first learned on. The jQuery online documentation is good enough you can rely on it instead of the book for the most part. Still, it's a good introduction. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Easy to read, but ended just when it was getting good! I understand why - there's probably a whole separate book for the UI widgets. Good for beginners but intermediates will want to skim and move on to the widgets. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Bear Bibeault

has been working in the area of web applications since the midnineties,

getting started with beta versions of JSP and Servlets. He is a senior moderator

at the popular JavaRanch site, and has contributed articles to that site’s

JavaRanch Journal. He is a co-author of the Manning books Ajax in Practice and

Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action. He works and resides in Austin, TX.

Yehuda Katz is a developer with Engine Yard. He contributes actively to jQuery,

heading up the plug-in development team. He also runs Visual jQuery, a dynamic,

browsable version of the jQuery API, used heavily by new users of the library

and core developers alike.

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