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Learning JavaScript / Shelley Powers.

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Author/Creator:
Powers, Shelley.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2006
Imprint:
1st ed. - Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, 2006.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiv, 335 p. ; 24 cm.
Note:
"Covers Ajax and DOM scripting"--Cover. Includes index.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Preface 1. Introduction and First Looks Twisted History: Specs and Implementations Cross-Browser Incompatibility and Other Common JavaScript Myths What You Can Do with JavaScript First Look at JavaScript: "Hello World!" The JavaScript Sandbox Accessibility and JavaScript Best Practices 2. JavaScript Data Types and Variables Identifying Variables Scope Simple Types Constants: Named but Not Variables Questions 3. Operators and Statements Format of a JavaScript Statement Simple Statements Conditional Statements and Program Flow The Conditional Operators The Logical Operators Advanced Statements: The Loops Questions 4. The JavaScript Objects The Object Constructor The Number Object The String Object Regular Expressions and RegExp Purposeful Objects: Date and Math JavaScript Arrays Associative Arrays: The Arrays That Aren't Questions 5. Functions Defining a Function: Let Me Count the Ways Callback Functions Functions and Recursion Nested Functions, Function Closure, and Memory Leaks Function As Object Questions 6. Catching Events The Event Handler at DOM Level 0 Questions 7. Forms and JiT Validation Accessing the Form Attaching Events to Forms: Different Approaches Selection Radio Buttons and Checkboxes Input Fields and JiT Regular Expressions Questions 8. The Sandbox and Beyond: Cookies, Connectivity, and Piracy The Sandbox All About Cookies Alternative Storage Techniques Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Questions 9. The Basic Browser Objects BOM at a Glance The window Object Frames and Location history, screen, and navigator The all Collection, Inner/Outer HTML and Text, and Old and New Documents Something Old, Something New Questions 10. DOM: The Document Object Model A Tale of Two Interfaces The DOM and Compliant Browsers The DOM HTML API Understanding the DOM: The Core API The DOM Core Document Object Element and Access in Context Modifying the Tree Questions 11. Creating Custom JavaScript Objects The JavaScript Object and Prototyping Creating Your Own Custom JavaScript Objects Object Detection, Encapsulation, and Cross-Browser Objects Chaining Constructors and JS Inheritance One-Off Objects Advanced Error-Handling Techniques (try, throw, catch) What's New in JavaScript Questions 12. Building Dynamic Web Pages: Adding Style to Your Script DHTML: JavaScript, CSS, and DOM Fonts and Text Position and Movement Size and Clipping Display, Visibility, and Opacity Questions 13. Moving Outside the Page with Ajax Ajax: It's Not Only Code How Ajax Works Hello Ajax World! The Ajax Object: XMLHttpRequest and IE's ActiveX Objects Working with XML-or Not Google Maps Questions 14. Good News: Juicy Libraries! Amazing Web Services! Fun APIs! Before Jumping In, A Word of Caution Working with Prototype Script.aculo.us: More Than the Sum of Its Periods Sabre's Rico Dojo The Yahoo! UI MochiKit Questions Appendix: Answers Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
As web browsers have become more capable and standards compliant, JavaScript has grown in prominence. JavaScript lets designers add sparkle and life to web pages, while more complex JavaScript has led to the rise of Ajax - the latest rage in web development that allows developers to create powerful and more responsive applications in the browser window. "Learning JavaScript" introduces this powerful scripting language to web designers and developers in easy-to-understand terms. Using the latest examples from modern browser development practices, this book teaches you how to integrate the language with the browser environment, and how to practice proper coding techniques for standards-compliant web sites. By the end of the book, you'll be able to use all of the JavaScript language and many of the object models provided by web browsers, and you'll even be able to create a basic Ajax application.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780596527464
0596527462

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