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9 Best Free JavaScript Books - Page 3

9 Best Free JavaScript Books - Page 3

7. Building Browser Apps with Google Chrome

Building Browser Apps with Google Chrome
Author Andy Sylvester
Format HTML
Pages -

Building Browser Apps for Google Chrome is a book that provides step-by-step instructions for getting started in developing packaged apps for the Google Chrome web browser.

Topics in this book include:

  • Setting up your development environment
  • Basics of using the Git version control system and Qunit software testing frameworks when developing your applications
  • Using the Bootstrap framework within a Google Chrome packaged app
  • Three example programs, including a Internet newsreader app

8. jQuery Fundamentals

jQuery Fundamentals
Author Rebecca Murphey
Format HTML
Pages -

jQuery Fundamentals is designed to get you comfortable working through common problems you will be called upon to solve using jQuery.

Chapters cover:

  • JavaScript Basics - Syntax basics, operators, operations on numbers & strings, logical operators, comparison operators, loops, arrays, objects, functions, scope, closures
  • jQuery Basics
  • jQuery Core - Utility methods, checking types, data methods, 
  • Events - jQuery provides simple methods for attaching event handlers to selections. When an event occurs, the provided function is executed. Inside the function, this refers to the element that was clicked
  • Effects - jQuery makes it trivial to add simple effects to your page. Effects can use the built-in settings, or provide a customized duration. You can also create custom animations of arbitrary CSS properties
  • Ajax - Examines key concepts such as GET vs Post and Data Types, jQuery's Ajax-related methods, Ajax and Forms, Ajax Events
  • Plugins - Make your own plugins and use them privately in your code or you can release them into the wild. There are thousands of jQuery plugins available online
  • Performance Best Practices - covers a number of jQuery and JavaScript best practices: Cache length during loops, append new content outside of a loop, keep things dry, beware anonymous functions, optimize selectors, use event delegation, detach elements to work with them, use stylesheets for changing CSS on many elements, and more
  • Code Organization - takes a look at various code organization patterns you can use in your jQuery application and explore the RequireJS dependency management and build system
  • Custom Events - open up a whole new world of event-driven programming. In this chapter, the authors uses jQuery’s custom events system to make a simple Twitter search application

This book is licensed by under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States license.

9. Aspects of AJAX

Aspects of AJAX
Author Matthias Hertel
Format PDF
Pages 142

Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) is a group of interrelated web development techniques used on the client-side to create asynchronous web applications. Ajax is a group of technologies.

Aspects of AJAX is about an Ajax Framework and an Ajax Engine for JavaScript, XML, SOAP, WSDL und ASP.NET using standard Web Services on the server.

Chapters cover:

  • Asynchronous programming
  • Native AJAX programming
  • Client-Server Protocols
  • The AJAX Engine
  • JavaScript Behaviors
  • Building JavaScript enabled web controls
  • Connecting Controls
  • AJAX enabled web controls
  • Visual Effects Library
  • Some HTML and http basics
  • Listings
  • JavaScript Proxy Reference
  • DataConnections Reference

Aspects of AJAX is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License.

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