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ISBN-10 0133016307ISBN-13 9780133016307
ISBN-10 0321832744ISBN-13 9780321832740
Author(s): Tim Wright
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 360

Get Started Fast with Modern JavaScript Web Development!

With the arrival of HTML5, jQuery, and Ajax, JavaScript web development skills are more valuable than ever! This complete, hands-on JavaScript tutorial covers everything you need to know now. Using line-by-line code walkthroughs and end-of-chapter exercises, top web developer and speaker Tim Wright will help you get results fast, even if you’ve never written a line of JavaScript before. Smart, friendly, enthusiastic, and packed with modern examples, Learning JavaScript covers both design-level and development-level JavaScript. You’ll find expert knowledge and best practices for everything from jQuery and interface design to code organization and front-end templating. Wright’s focused coverage includes regular break points and clear reviews that make modern JavaScript easier to learn–and easier to use!

All code samples and answers to chapter exercises are available for download at and on the author’s companion site,

Learning JavaScript is your fastest route to success with JavaScript–whether you’re entirely new to the language or you need to sharpen and upgrade skills you first learned a decade ago!

Coverage includes

  • Mastering all of the JavaScript concepts and terminology you need to write new programs or efficiently modify existing code

  • Creating robust, secure code for both the design and development levels

  • Maximizing usability, reusability, accessibility, clarity, security, and performance

  • Taking full advantage of the browser environments your code will run in

  • Accessing the DOM to create behaviors and data interactions

  • Storing data for easy and efficient access

  • Using variables, functions, loops, and other core language features

  • Interacting with users through events

  • Communicating with servers through Ajax

  • Improving your productivity with JavaScript libraries