Beginning JavaScript, 5th Edition
By Jeremy McPeak
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: February 2015
Pages: 768

Learn the latest features and create powerful web apps with JavaScript

JavaScript has shaped the Web from a passive medium into one that is rich, dynamic, and interactive. With this comprehensive beginner's guide, you'll learn JavaScript the way it's most commonly used today—with the latest tools and most up-to-date techniques available so you can start creating dynamic web apps. You'll discover how to work effectively with JavaScript frameworks, functions, and modern browsers, and how to employ the most effective coding practices using HTML5.

Beginning JavaScript, 5th Edition:

  • Presents JavaScript using the most up-to-date coding style
  • Makes it easy to understand JSON, functions, events, and feature detection
  • Teaches the fundamentals of finding, creating, and manipulating elements in the page
  • Utilizes new HTML5 elements and the related API
  • Uncovers tips for new features, including geolocation, local storage, and more
  • Demonstrates how to use JavaScript to make HTTP requests to the web server (Ajax)
  • Covers common mistakes, debugging, and error handling
  • Features helpful exercises with solutions that provide plenty of opportunity to practice, while the companion website offers downloadable code for all examples given in the book

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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