JavaScript in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (6th Revised edition)

JavaScript in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (6th Revised edition)

By: Phil Ballard (author)Paperback

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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 extensionsWho 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

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About Author

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" ( ), 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.


Part I: First Steps with JavaScript HOUR 1: Introducing JavaScript Web Scripting Fundamentals Server- Versus Client-Side Programming JavaScript in a Nutshell Where JavaScript Came From The Script Tag Introducing the DOM Talking to the User HOUR 2: Writing Simple Scripts Including JavaScript in Your Web Page JavaScript Statements Variables Operators Capturing Mouse Events HOUR 3: Using Functions General Syntax Calling Functions Passing Arguments to Functions Returning Values from Functions Scope of Variables HOUR 4: DOM Objects and Built-in Objects Interacting with the User Selecting Elements by Their ID Accessing Browser History Using the location Object Browser Information-The navigator Object Dates and Times Simplifying Calculation with the Math Object Part II: Cooking with Code HOUR 5: Numbers and Strings Numbers Strings Boolean Values HOUR 6: Arrays Arrays HOUR 7: Program Control Conditional Statements Loops and Control Structures Setting and Using Timers Part III: Objects HOUR 8: Object-Oriented Programming What Is Object-Oriented Programming? Object Creation Extending and Inheriting Objects Using prototype Encapsulation Using Feature Detection HOUR 9: Scripting with the DOM DOM Nodes Selecting Elements with getElementsByTagName() Reading an Element's Attributes Mozilla's DOM Inspector HOUR 10: Meet JSON What Is JSON? Accessing JSON Data Data Serialization with JSON JSON Data Types Simulating Associative Arrays Creating Objects with JSON JSON Security Part IV: HTML and CSS HOUR 11: JavaScript and HTML5 New Markup for HTML5 Some Important New Elements Drag and Drop Local Storage Working with Local Files HOUR 12: JavaScript and CSS A Ten-Minute CSS Primer The DOM style Property Accessing Classes Using className The DOM styleSheets Object HOUR 13: Introducing CSS3 Vendor-Specific Properties and Prefixes CSS3 Borders CSS3 Backgrounds CSS3 Gradients CSS3 Text Effects CSS3 Transitions, Transformations, and Animations Referencing CSS3 Properties in JavaScript Setting CSS3 Properties with Vendor Prefixes Part V: Using JavaScript Libraries HOUR 14: Using Libraries Why Use a Library? What Sorts of Things Can Libraries Do? Some Popular Libraries Introducing prototype.js HOUR 15: A Closer Look at jQuery Including jQuery in Your Pages jQuery's $(document).ready Handler Selecting Page Elements Working with HTML Content Showing and Hiding Elements Animating Elements Command Chaining Handling Events HOUR 16: The jQuery UI User Interface Library What jQuery UI Is All About How to Include jQuery UI in Your Pages Interactions Using Widgets HOUR 17: Ajax with jQuery The Anatomy of Ajax Using jQuery to Implement Ajax Part VI: Advanced Topics HOUR 18: Reading and Writing Cookies What Are Cookies? The document.cookie Property Cookie Ingredients Writing a Cookie A Function to Write a Cookie Reading a Cookie Deleting Cookies Setting Multiple Values in a Single Cookie HOUR 19: Coming Soon to JavaScript Classes Arrow Functions Modules Using let and const Template Strings Access Arrays with for-of Transpilation HOUR 20: Using Frameworks Software Frameworks Model-View-Controller (MVC) Architecture Using an MVC Framework for Web Apps The AngularJS Framework Building an AngularJS Application HOUR 21: JavaScript Beyond the Web Page JavaScript Outside the Browser Writing Google Chrome Extensions Going Further Part VII: Learning the Trade HOUR 22: Good Coding Practice Don't Overuse JavaScript Writing Readable and Maintainable Code Graceful Degradation Progressive Enhancement Unobtrusive JavaScript Feature Detection Handling Errors Well HOUR 23: Debugging Your Code An Introduction to Debugging More Advanced Debugging HOUR 24: JavaScript Unit Testing What Is Unit Testing? Writing JavaScript for Unit Testing The QUnit Test Suite Part VIII: Appendices APPENDIX A: Tools for JavaScript Development Editors Validators Debugging and Verifying Tools APPENDIX B: JavaScript Quick Reference

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/06/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780672337383
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780672337383
  • weight: 660
  • ISBN10: 067233738X
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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