JavaScript: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition

  • 8h 30m
  • John Pollock
  • McGraw-Hill/Osborne
  • 2020

Get up and running on the latest JavaScript standard using this fully updated beginner’s guide

This hands-on, fast-paced guide shows, from start to finish, how to create dynamic Web pages complete with special effects using JavaScript. This edition contains updates for all major new features and the latest Web development techniques and practices. You will discover how to extend JavaScript’s capabilities to the server side using Node.js.

JavaScript: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition begins by clearly explaining the fundamentals, including variables, functions, operators, event handlers, objects, arrays, strings, and forms. From there, the book moves on to more advanced techniques, such as debugging, accessibility, and security. Throughout, “Ask the Expert,” “Try This,” notes, tips, and self tests highlight salient points and aid in learning.

  • Teaches, step by step, how to get started developing Web applications
  • Features detailed examples and downloadable project files
  • Written by an experienced Web developer and JavaScript expert

About the Author

John Pollock is a front-end UX developer who has been working on Web sites since 1995. He has previously operated Web development-related sites which were known for their easy-to-follow HTML and JavaScript tutorials. Pollock has over 20 years of practical experience with JavaScript and the Web.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • Placing JavaScript in an HTML File
  • Using Variables
  • Using Functions
  • JavaScript Operators
  • Conditional Statements and Loops
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • Objects
  • The Document Object
  • Event Handlers
  • Introduction to Node.js
  • Math, Number, and Date Objects
  • Handling Strings
  • Browser-Based JavaScript
  • JavaScript Forms and Data
  • Further Browser-Based JavaScript