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Extending jQuery

Keith B. Wood
Foreword by Dave Methvin
  • August 2013
  • ISBN 9781617291036
  • 312 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Delves into just about every facet of extending jQuery’s functionality.

Dave Methvin, President jQuery Foundation
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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 the 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.

what's inside

  • Create jQuery UI widgets and effects
  • Make extensions available for distribution and reuse
  • Build your own libraries

about the reader

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

about the author

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

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A must-read for all serious web developers.

Ecil Teodoro, IBM

Finally, a complete resource on the extension of jQuery and its framework.

Daniele Midi, Whitelemon Design Studio

A well-written and technically excellent guide.

Brady Kelly, Erisia Web Development
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