JavaScript and AJAX For Dummies

JavaScript and AJAX For Dummies

By: Andy Harris (author)Paperback

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Assuming no prior JavaScript experience, this book shows beginning users how to add JavaScript to their Web development toolbox, including how to design an interface and animations with JavaScript This hands-on reference walks readers through JavaScript, the popular programming language that uses scripts to create elements such as window pop-ups, Web form validation, and image changes on mouseover A new approach that also covers how JavaScript works in the Web 2.0 world with the Ajax programming method, new JavaScript strategies (scripting forms, designing an interface, and managing cookies), and more

About Author

Andy Harris is a lecturer in computer science at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. He was instrumental in developing the university's certificate program in applied computer science and has taught courses in Web development as well as several programming languages.


Introduction. Part I: Programming with JavaScript. Chapter 1: Taking the Web to the Next Level. Chapter 2: Writing Your First Program. Chapter 3: Changing Program Behavior with Conditions. Chapter 4: Loops and Debugging. Chapter 5: Functions, Arrays, and Objects. Part II: Using JavaScript to Enhance Your Pages. Chapter 6: Talking to the Page. Chapter 7: Getting Valid Input. Chapter 8: Moving and Grooving. Part III: Moving Up to AJAX. Chapter 9: AJAX Essentials. Chapter 10: Improving JavaScript and AJAX with jQuery. Chapter 11: Animating jQuery. Chapter 12: Using the jQuery User Interface Toolkit. Chapter 13: Improving Usability with jQuery. Chapter 14: Working with AJAX Data. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Amazing jQuery Plugins. Chapter 16: Ten Great Resources. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470417997
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780470417997
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0470417994

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