Beginning JavaScript, 4th Edition
By Paul Wilton, Jeremy McPeak
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Released: January 2010
Pages: 792

Step-by-step guidance to creating powerful web apps with JavaScript

JavaScript allows you to enhance your web pages and web applications by providing dynamic, personalized, and interactive content. Serving as a great introduction to JavaScript, this book offers all you need to start using JavaScript on your web pages right away. It's fully updated and covers utilizing JavaScript with the latest versions of the Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, and Safari® browsers.

  • Walks you through the basics of JavaScript: what it is, how it works, and what you can do with it

  • Covers the various tools needed to create JavaScript web applications

  • Escorts you through selecting a single character from a string, converting character codes to a string, and copying string parts

  • Shows you how to join arrays, copy parts of an array, sort arrays, and reverse an array's order

  • Explains how using a JavaScript framework (such as jQuery, Prototype, and MooTools) makes JavaScript programming faster and more efficient

  • Offers an in-depth look at Ajax

  • Reviews common mistakes, debugging, and error handling

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    Comments about oreilly Beginning JavaScript, 4th Edition:

    This book is great. I tried reading other books to do with JavaScript but they don't explain each line of code like this book. This book is great for beginners, a bit of html and css knowledge is needed.

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    Best JavaScript book for Beginners!

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      Comments about oreilly Beginning JavaScript, 4th Edition:

      I am trying to expand my programming skills and other books I have read on JavaScript tell you what to type and do but don't explain why. That doesn't help you when you try to change anything in the code because you don't understand what the code is doing.
      This book takes you step by step and explains how each piece of the code works and why. I now understand each line and what it is doing and can work out changes all because of this book.
      EXCELLENT BOOK!

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