9780672337383

JavaScript in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

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  • ISBN13:

    9780672337383

  • ISBN10:

    067233738X

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/9/2015
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

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Summary


In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours helps you learn the fundamentals of programming using the JavaScript language.

Designed for beginners with no previous programming experience, this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to use JavaScript to add a wide array of interactive features and effects to your web pages.


Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.

  • Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common JavaScript programming tasks.
  • Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
  • Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
  • Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions.

Learn how to:

  • Use JavaScript to build dynamic, interactive web pages
  • Debug scripts
  • Create scripts that work in all browsers
  • Write clear, reliable, and reusable code
  • Use object-oriented programming techniques
  • Script with the DOM
  • Access JSON data
  • Work with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Leverage the popular jQuery library
  • Control CSS with simple JavaScripts
  • Read and write cookies
  • Use some of the new ECMAScript 6 features today
  • Get started with frameworks such as AngularJS
  • Build browser add-ons and extensions
Who This Book Is For:
  • Those who have at least a basic understanding of HTML and web page design in general and want to move on to adding some extra interactivity to your pages. 
  • Those who currently code in another programming language and want to see what additional capabilities JavaScript can add to your armory
  • Someone who has never done any computer programming. Browse through an HTML primer before using this book. You don't need to be an HTML expert to use JavaScript but should have a basic understanding.
Contents at a Glance:

Part I: First Steps with JavaScript

1 Introducing JavaScript

2 Writing Simple Scripts

3 Using Functions

4 DOM Objects and Built-in Objects


Part II: Cooking with Code

5 Numbers and Strings

6 Arrays

7 Program Control


Part III: Objects

8 Object-Oriented Programming

9 Scripting with the DOM

10 Meet JSON


Part IV: HTML5 and CSS3

11 JavaScript and HTML5

12 JavaScript and CSS

13 Introducing CSS3


Part V: Using JavaScript Libraries

14 Using Libraries

15 A Closer Look at jQuery

16 The jQuery UI User Interface Library

17 Ajax with jQuery


Part VI: Advanced Topics

18 Reading and Writing Cookies

19 Coming Soon to JavaScript

20 Using Frameworks

21 JavaScript Beyond the Web Page


Part VII: Learning the Trade

22 Good Coding Practice

23 Debugging Your Code

24 JavaScript Unit Testing


Part VIII: Appendices

A Tools for JavaScript Development

B JavaScript Quick Reference

Author Biography

Phil Ballard, the author of various Sams Teach Yourself titles, graduated in 1980 with an honors degree in electronics from the University of Leeds, England. Following an early career as a research scientist with a major multinational, he spent a few years in commercial and managerial roles within the high technology sector, later working full time as a software engineering consultant.

 

Operating as “The Mouse Whisperer” ( www.mousewhisperer.co.uk ), Ballard has spent recent years involved solely in website and intranet design and development for an international portfolio of clients, as well as writing numerous technical books and articles.

 

Table of Contents

Part I First Steps with JavaScript
1 Introducing JavaScript
2 Writing Simple Scripts
3 Using Functions
4 DOM Objects and Built-In Objects

 

Part II Cooking with Code
5 Numbers and Strings
6 Arrays
7 Program Control

 

Part III Objects
8 Object Oriented Programming
9 Scripting with the DOM
10 Meet JSON

 

Part IV HTML and CSS
11 JavaScript and HTML5
12 JavaScript and CSS
13 CSS3

 

Part V Libraries and jQuery
14 Using Libraries
15 A Closer Look at jQuery
16 The jQuery-UI User Interface Library
17 Implementing Ajax with jQuery (New)

 

Part VI Advanced Topics
18 Reading and Writing Cookies
19 New in JavaScript: ECMAScript 6 (New)
20 Using Frameworks (New)
21 JavaScript Beyond the Web Page

 

Part VII Learning the Trade
22 Good Coding Practice
23 Debugging Your Code
24 JavaScript Unit Testing (New)


Part VIII Appendices
A: Tools for JavaScript Development
B: JavaScript Quick Reference
C: DOM Quick Reference

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