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Beginning JavaScript

Beginning JavaScript
Author: Paul Wilton - Jeremy McPeak
ISBN 13: 9780470525937
ISBN 10: 470525932
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wrox
Publication Date: 2009-10-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 792
List Price: $39.99

Step-by-step guidance to creating powerful web apps with JavaScript

JavaScript allows you to enhance your web pages and web applications by providing dynamic, personalized, and interactive content. Serving as a great introduction to JavaScript, this book offers all you need to start using JavaScript on your web pages right away. It's fully updated and covers utilizing JavaScript with the latest versions of the Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, and Safari® browsers.

  • Walks you through the basics of JavaScript: what it is, how it works, and what you can do with it

  • Covers the various tools needed to create JavaScript web applications

  • Escorts you through selecting a single character from a string, converting character codes to a string, and copying string parts

  • Shows you how to join arrays, copy parts of an array, sort arrays, and reverse an array's order

  • Explains how using a JavaScript framework (such as jQuery, Prototype, and MooTools) makes JavaScript programming faster and more efficient

  • Offers an in-depth look at Ajax

  • Reviews common mistakes, debugging, and error handling

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