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jQuery in Action, Third Edition by Yehuda Katz Bear Bibeault and Aurelio De Rosa

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Chapter 12. When jQuery is not enough... plugins to the rescue!

This chapter covers

  • Why extend jQuery with custom code
  • Using third-party plugins
  • Guidelines for effectively extending jQuery
  • Writing custom utility functions
  • Writing custom methods for jQuery objects

Over the course of this book, you’ve seen that jQuery gives you a large toolset of useful methods and utility functions, and you’ve also seen that you can easily tie these tools together to give your pages whatever behavior you choose. Sometimes that code follows common patterns you’ll want to use again and again. When such patterns emerge, it makes sense to capture these repeated operations as reusable tools that you can add to your original toolset. In this chapter, we’ll ...

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