Coding with JavaScript For Dummies
By Chris Minnick, Eva Holland
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: May 2015
Pages: 360

Learn to:

  • Go from no coding experience to knowing your way around JavaScript
  • Add interactive elements to websites
  • Develop, debug, and deploy JavaScript apps

Learn JavaScript — the fun, fast, and easy way to create dynamic websites!

JavaScript is essential for creating modern websites, and this easy-to-follow guide makes learning JavaScript basics a snap. Discover what JavaScript does, get a handle on basic syntax, learn to work with CSS and graphics online, and even explore how to use JavaScript with HTML5. Once you know the basics, you can refine and practice your skills at Codecademy.com.

  • Build the foundation — learn what JavaScript does, how it works, and where to use it
  • Get started — master the core elements of JavaScript as you begin building basic applications
  • Put the parts together — make sense of variables, arrays, operators, branching, and looping
  • Organize your JavaScript — find out how to create and use functions and objects
  • Move online — discover how JavaScript works in a web browser and learn to manipulate documents, handle events, and integrate input and output
  • Explore advanced uses — see how to use regular expressions, callbacks, anonymous functions, and closures
  • Find more cool tools — learn to use HTML5 APIs and jQuery® to enhance your JavaScript programming
  • Test your skills — visit Codecademy.com to try your hand at coding with JavaScript

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up your development environment
  • What arrays are for
  • The importance of loops
  • Ways to do more with less code using jQuery
  • Help working with JavaScript animations
  • Tips on modifying styles and colors
  • What you can do with AJAX
  • Ten common bugs and how to avoid them
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