JavaScript Programmer's Reference
By Alexei White
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: July 2009
Pages: 1056

JavaScript is one of today's most widely used scripting languages,and is an essential ingredient for building standards-based dynamicweb sites and applications. While JavaScript has long enjoyedsupport within all major web browsers, a recent wave of browsersspecifically boast significant improvement in JavaScript supportand performance. This improvement, combined with new web standardssuch as HTML 5, makes learning JavaScript more important now thanever.

This book covers the JavaScript language in its entirety,showing you how to leverage its many features to create the nextgeneration of standards-compliant Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)using Ajax, JSON, and much more.

Alexei White, a veteran programming instructor, provides youwith both a practical tutorial and an easily accessible reference.The material presented reviews a range of topics from basicJavaScript syntax and core functions to advanced topics such asanimation, debugging, remote server interaction, and offlinestorage.

As you progress through the chapters, you'll advanceyourJavaScript skills while gaining a strong understanding of theJavaScript language. You'll also discover new tools to solvedifficult real-world problems and find numerous reasons to keepthis book within arm's reach.

What you will learn from this book

  • All the core features of JavaScript, including types, objects,operators, syntax, and regular expressions
  • Various ways to create and work with functions, including theuse of closures

  • How to create dynamic effects using DHTML and CSS, and how touse Ajax techniques from the ground up

  • Tips for mastering the quirks of and the differences betweenbrowsers with each new technique or feature of the language

  • How to use object-oriented design principles correctly inJavaScript applications

  • Ways to shorten your development time by mastering one of anumber of available debugging tools such as Firebug or Fiddler

  • Methods for persisting data across web sessions using offlinestorage

  • How to avoid common traps and pitfalls like memory leaks andperformance hogs to make your programs run smoother and save youtime

Who this book is for
This book is written for web developers learning JavaScript for thefirst time, or seasoned veterans looking to brush up on the latestfeatures of JavaScript.

Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give theexperienced developer straight facts on a new technology, withouthype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard informationwith plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools toyour development projects today.

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