JavaScript Cookbook

JavaScript Cookbook

Book - 2010
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Why reinvent the wheel every time you run into a problem with JavaScript? This cookbook is chock-full of code recipes that address common programming tasks, as well as techniques for building web apps that work in any browser. Just copy and paste the code samples into your project--you'll get the job done faster and learn more about JavaScript in the process.

You'll also learn how to take advantage of the latest features in ECMAScript 5 and HTML5, including the new cross-domain widget communication technique, HTML5's video and audio elements, and the drawing canvas. You'll find recipes for using these features with JavaScript to build high-quality application interfaces.

Create interactive web and desktop applications Work with JavaScript objects, such as String, Array, Number, and Math Use JavaScript with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and the canvas element Store data in various ways, from the simple to the complex Program the new HTML5 audio and video elements Implement concurrent programming with Web Workers Use and create jQuery plug-ins Use ARIA and JavaScript to create fully accessible rich internet applications
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780596806132
Branch Call Number: 005.2762/POWERS
Characteristics: xxii, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Dec 03, 2010

This book is good for people who already have programming experience. It avoids the over explaining basic programming concepts and cuts straight to the chase. This book is broken in 21 chapters, with each chapter starting with a very brief-usually a single paragraph-introduction followed by several well articulated examples. Most every example introduces no more than one new topic, but the examples that do introduce more than one new topic are well documented--this is rather unusual for computer programming books.

Although this is an excellent book for intermediate to experienced programmers, it is not ideal for beginners. Some of the topics in the book introduce cutting edge technology that is not widely supported yet. The authors do not explain basic concepts, which makes for quick reading for an experienced or intermediate programmer, but it will leave a beginner in the smog. This book is loaded with typographical errors; most are just annoying, but some of the errors made int the code samples can really confuse a beginner.


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