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jQuery in Action, Third Edition

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Bear Bibeault, Yehuda Katz, and Aurelio De Rosa

MEAP Began: January 2014
Softbound print: April 2015 (est.) | 475 pages
ISBN: 9781617292071

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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources

Table of Contents         Resources 
PART 1: STARTING WITH JQUERY
  1 Introducing jQuery - FREE

PART 2: CORE JQUERY
  2 Selecting elements - AVAILABLE
  3 Operating on a wrapped set - AVAILABLE
  4 Working with properties, elements and data - AVAILABLE
  5 Bringing pages to life with jQuery - AVAILABLE
  6 Events are where it happens! - AVAILABLE
  7 Demo: DVD discs locator - AVAILABLE
  8 Energizing pages with animations and effects - AVAILABLE
  9 Beyond the DOM with jQuery utility functions - AVAILABLE
10 Talk to the server with Ajax - AVAILABLE
11 Demo: An Ajax-powered contact form - AVAILABLE

PART 3: ADVANCED TOPICS
12 When jQuery is not enough...plugins to the rescue! - AVAILABLE
13 Avoiding the callback hell with Deferred - AVAILABLE
14 Unit Testing with QUnit - AVAILABLE
15 How jQuery fits into large projects - AVAILABLE

Appendix A

DESCRIPTION

Thanks to jQuery, almost no one remembers the bad old days when you had to manually manage browser inconsistencies, CSS support, and DOM navigation, and every animation was a frustrating exercise in hand-coded JavaScript. jQuery beautifully manages these concerns, and more, through an elegant, instantly-intuitive library that's become a nearly-universal part of the web. And the latest version of jQuery adds even more features and components to make your life as a web developer smooth and productive.

jQuery in Action, Third Edition, is a fast-paced complete guide to jQuery focused on the tasks you'll face in nearly any web dev project. Written for readers with minimal JavaScript experience, this revised edition adds new examples and exercises, along with the deep and practical coverage you expect from an In Action book. You'll learn how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, write plugins, and even unit test your code. The unique lab pages anchor each concept with real-world code. Several new chapters teach you how to interact with other tools and frameworks to build modern single-page web applications.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Readers need only beginning-level JavaScript knowledge. No prior experience with jQuery is required.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Aurelio De Rosa is a full-stack web and app developer who develops jQuery plugins and contributes to various open source projects including the jQuery API documentation. Bear Bibeault is coauthor of Manning's bestselling Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, along with Ajax in Practice and Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action. Yehuda Katz is an early contributor to jQuery and co-creator of the Ember.js framework.

ABOUT THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION

This Early Access version of jQuery in Action, Third Edition enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online forum.

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