Beginning JavaScript, 3rd Edition
By Paul Wilton, Jeremy McPeak
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: August 2007
Pages: 767

Do you want to create more exciting web applications that will increase visits to your site? With this up-to-date guide, you'll find everything you'll need to know to develop interactive, robust, and personalized pages using JavaScript. It takes you step by step through this powerful scripting language so you can begin enhancing your site right away.

You'll begin with the basic syntax and learn how to take advantage of native JavaScript objects. Next, you'll see how to manipulate objects that are available to you in the latest browsers. You'll then progress through more advanced topics, such as using cookies and jazzing up your web pages with Dynamic HTML.

Inside, you'll also discover how to use Ajax, a communication technique that uses JavaScript to communicate with a remote web server. All of this will help you build truly professional-looking applications that allow you to interact with the user.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to use objects such as dates and strings to manage complex data and simplify your programs
  • Tips for using forms, windows, and other controls

  • Ways to spot common syntax and logical errors as well as how to use the Microsoft® Script Debugger

  • How to make JavaScript interact with XML and HTML

  • Techniques for integrating ActiveX® and plug-ins with JavaScript

  • Steps for communicating with a server using remote scripting

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to learn JavaScript scripting. You should have some understanding of HTML and how to create static web pages, but no prior programming experience is necessary.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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