Professional JavaScript Frameworks
Prototype,YUI, ExtJS, Dojo and MooTools
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: January 2010
Pages: 894

Professional JavaScript® Frameworks

Prototype, YUI, Ext JS, Dojo and MooTools

As the needs and demands of developers have evolved over theyears, so has JavaScript, which boasts a track record of deliveringhigh-performing and exceptionally impressive web-user experiences.This flexible, dynamic programming language is increasingly usedfor serious development on the web, and several of its tools andprojects are being shared in the form of libraries and frameworks.Packed with coverage of many of the most popular JavaScriptframeworks, this authoritative guide examines how these frameworkscan present unique and varying approaches to a variety of problemsin web development—each of which has its own pros andcons.

This unparalleled team of authors has assembled some of the mostactive and popular JavaScript frameworks available and they walkyou through common web development tasks addressed by eachframework, while also examining how the framework approaches aparticular set of tasks. In addition, practical examples and clearexplanations demonstrate the many aspects of contemporary webdevelopment and exactly what the selection of JavaScript frameworkshas to offer so that you can get up and running quickly.

What you will learn from this book

  • The Prototype framework: handling cross-browser events,manipulating common data functions, simplifying AJAX and dynamicdata, and more

  • Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) library: using animation and dragand drop, building user interfaces with widgets, working with YUICSS tools, and more

  • Ext JS framework: talking with the server, using dataviews andgrids, dealing with form controls and validation, and more

  • The Dojo framework: manipulating the DOM, composing animators,deploying and expanding Dojo, and more

  • The MooTools framework: enhancing development with MooTools,building user interfaces and using animation, and more

Who this book is for

This book is for web developers who are eager to explore thebenefits of JavaScript frameworks. A working knowledge of HTML,CSS, and JavaScript is required.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by workingprogrammers to meet the real-world needs of programmers,developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, theyaddress the issues technology professionals face every day. Theyprovide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in newtechnologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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