January 6, 2011
jQuery Pocket Reference--New from O'Reilly
"This book fills a unique niche," explains acclaimed author David Flanagan
. "jQuery is a very powerful library, and to use it well you must master quite a few details, so a cheat sheet is not enough for anything but trivial use. And although jQuery is kind of complicated, it does not require an entire full-size book. The 150 pages in this book are enough to explain the entire library, with all its complications, and to include a quick reference (or cheat sheet, if you prefer) 25 pages long."
Flanagan continues, "The power of jQuery is summarized in its motto: 'Write less, do more.' This book has a motto, too, and you'll see it right on the front cover: 'Read less, learn more.' Be warned, though: my tech reviewer called the book 'relentless.' You'll learn something new on every page."
jQuery Pocket Reference explains everything you need to know about jQuery, completely and comprehensively. The 25-page quick reference summarizes the library, listing all jQuery methods and functions, with signatures and descriptions.
You'll learn how to:
- Select and manipulate document elements
- Alter document structure
- Handle and trigger events
- Create visual effects and animations
- Script HTTP with Ajax utilities
- Use jQuery's selectors and selection methods, utilities, plugins and more
"As someone who uses jQuery on a regular basis, it was surprising to discover how much of the library I'm not using. This book is indispensable for anyone who is serious about using jQuery for non-trivial applications."
—Raffaele Cecco, longtime developer of video games, including Cybernoid, Exolon, and Stormlord
For a review copy or more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your delivery address and contact information.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920016182
For a quick, fun look at what jQuery can do, go to http://jqwiky.net.
jQuery Pocket Reference
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By David Flanagan
Print ISBN: 9781449397227
Ebook ISBN: 9781449397326
Print Price: $12.99
Ebook Price: $10.99
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