JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
The book that should have been in the box.
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2014
Pages: 686

JavaScript lets you supercharge your HTML with animation, interactivity, and visual effects—but many web designers find the language hard to learn. This easy-to-read guide not only covers JavaScript basics, but also shows you how to save time and effort with the jQuery and jQuery UI libraries of prewritten JavaScript code. You’ll build web pages that feel and act like desktop programs—with little or no programming.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Pull back the curtain on JavaScript. Learn how to build a basic program with this language.
  • Get up to speed on jQuery. Quickly assemble JavaScript programs that work well on multiple web browsers.
  • Transform your user interface. Learn jQuery UI, the JavaScript library for interface features like design themes and controls.
  • Make your pages interactive. Create JavaScript events that react to visitor actions.
  • Use animations and effects. Build drop-down navigation menus, pop-ups, automated slideshows, and more.
  • Collect data with web forms. Create easy-to-use forms that ensure more accurate visitor responses.
  • Practice with living examples. Get step-by-step tutorials for web projects you can build yourself.
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      For newbie/amateur only

      By Rabbit

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        • Difficult to understand
        • Not comprehensive enough
        • Too basic

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        Comments about oreilly JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition:

        * its step by step tutorial teach you how to insert empty line in text editor, repeat in almost every chapter

        * it assuming that you don't know what if/else statement is too

        * some poor explanations and examples that author had to use more words to explain itself all over again, thus a lot "for example" follow by another "for example"

        * too much redundant/repeat content, ctrl-c and ctrl-v everywhere

        * as point 3 described, some poor explanations and examples that author had to use more words to explain itself all over again, thus a lot "for example" follow by another "for example", and none of it is practicable (see what i mean in "ctrl-c and ctrl-v"?)

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        Well done ...

        By Harry Espaillat

        from Brentwood, NY

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          Comments about oreilly JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition:

          I just finished reviewing this book for a course being offered at a SUNY College and I am recommending it for the classroom. It is brilliantly written, precise and updated.

          We will have to create the PowerPoints and any supplemental material but this is defenitely one of the best JavaScript/jQuery books I have read in a while.

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          5.0

          It is the missing manual!

          By Deadlymuffin

          from Essex, UK

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          Comments about oreilly JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition:

          I consider myself a good middleweight front end developer but this has taught me so much which I seem to have missed! So many simple things you miss out on when you're rushing to get a project finished and find a solution - a must have read for anyone keeping up to date with their JS and jQuery, and for filling in the gaps.

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