jQuery in Action, Second Edition
Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz
  • May 2010
  • ISBN 9781935182320
  • 488 pages

The best-thought-out and researched piece of literature on the jQuery library.

John Resig, Creator of jQuery

jQuery in Action, Second Edition is a fast-paced introduction to jQuery that will take your JavaScript programming to the next level. An in-depth rewrite of the bestselling first edition, this edition provides deep and practical coverage of the latest jQuery and jQuery UI releases. The book's unique "lab pages" anchor the explanation of each new concept in a practical example. You'll learn how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax to your web pages. This comprehensive guide also teaches you how jQuery interacts with other tools and frameworks and how to build jQuery plugins.

About the Technology

A good web development framework anticipates your needs—jQuery practically reads your mind. You'll fall in love with it when you see 20 lines of code reduced to three. jQuery is concise and readable. And with version 1.4, there's even more to love including new effects and events, usability improvements, and more testing options.

What's inside

  • In-depth jQuery 1.4
  • Complete coverage of jQuery UI 1.8
  • DOM manipulation and event handling
  • Animation and UI effects
  • Many practical examples

About the authors

Bear Bibeault is a software architect and JavaRanch senior moderator and coauthor of Manning's Ajax in Practice and Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action. Yehuda Katz is a developer with Engine Yard. He heads the jQuery plugin development team and runs Visual jQuery.


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