Extending jQuery

Keith Wood
Foreword by Dave Methvin

August 2013 | 312 pages
ISBN: 9781617291036

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Summary

Extending jQuery teaches you to build custom extensions to the jQuery library. It covers all the extension points within jQuery and provides guidelines and techniques on how to make use of them. You'll not only discover how to write plugins, but how to design them for maximum reuse. You'll also learn how to write new widgets and effects for jQuery UI. Along the way, you'll explore extensions in key areas including Ajax, events, animation, and validation.

About the Technology

jQuery, the most popular JavaScript library, helps make client-side scripting of HTML easy. It offers many built-in abilities to traverse and alter the DOM, but it can't do everything. Fortunately, you can tap into jQuery's numerous extension points to create your own selectors and filters, plugins, animations, and more. This book shows you how.

About this Book

Extending jQuery teaches you to build custom extensions to the jQuery library. In it, you'll discover how to write plugins and how to design them for maximum reuse. You'll also learn to write new widgets and effects for the jQuery UI. Along the way, you'll explore extensions in key areas including Ajax, events, animation, and validation.

This book assumes intermediate-level knowledge of jQuery and JavaScript. No experience writing plugins or other extensions is required.

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About the Author

Keith Wood has developed over 20 jQuery plugins including the original Datepicker, World Calendar, Countdown, and SVG.