Beginning jQuery: From the Basics of jQuery to Writing your Own Plug-ins, Second Edition

  • 2h 48m
  • Jack Franklin, Russ Ferguson
  • Apress
  • 2017

Navigate the tricky issues around cross-browser inconsistencies and use jQuery to avoid wasting time fixing these bugs. This book is your step-by-step guide to learning the jQuery library and allows you to concentrate on what really matters to you, mastering the most popular JavaScript library in a web developer’s toolkit.

Throughout this book, you'll discover how expressive yet concise jQuery’s code is and how much quicker and efficiently you can develop with jQuery. Beginning jQuery takes you from the basics of getting you started with jQuery, right through to extending jQuery by writing your own plug-ins. You'll discover best practices you can follow, how you can avoid common mistakes, and learn about the many other assets that jQuery has to offer.

This second edition is completely updated for jQuery version 3.x, including integration with npm, and guidelines for working with the Data set API specification.

What You'll Learn

  • Use jQuery’s powerful tools to dynamically update content on your site, including DOM manipulation.
  • Extend jQuery’s capabilities by writing your own plugins on top of the framework.
  • Animate elements and build your own jQuery slider.
  • Employ best practices and avoid common errors made by beginners.

Who This Book is For

Web developers confident with HTML and CSS and now ready to get to grips with JavaScript and for the developers wanting to enhance their skill set and learn new tools.

About the Authors

Jack Franklin is a Developer Evangelist at Pusher. He is a keen blogger, developer and author. He first started creating websites back in 2005 and has experience in a number of web languages including HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, Python and others, although his main focus is JavaScript. He runs the popular online resource javascriptplayground.com and has released a number of open source jQuery plug-ins online.

Russ Ferguson is a freelance developer and instructor in the New York City area. His interest in computers goes back to Atari Basic, CompuServe and BBS systems in the mid-1980s. For over 10 years, he has been fortunate to teach at Pratt Institute, where subjects have been as diverse as the student body. Working in New York has given him the opportunity to work with a diverse group of companies whose projects ranged from developing real-time chat/video applications for start-ups to developing and managing content management systems for established Media and Advertising agencies like MTV and DC Comics.

In this Book

  • JavaScript You Need to Know
  • The Basics of jQuery
  • Traversing the DOM
  • DOM Manipulation with jQuery
  • An Introduction to Events
  • More Events
  • Animation
  • Ajax with jQuery
  • Writing a jQuery Plug-in
  • More jQuery Plug-ins
  • A jQuery Image Slider
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