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

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Appendix. JavaScript that you need to know but might not!

This appendix covers

  • Which JavaScript concepts are important for effectively using jQuery
  • JavaScript Object basics
  • How functions are first-class objects
  • What’s an IIFE?
  • Determining (and controlling) what this means
  • What’s a closure?

One of the great benefits that jQuery brings to your web applications is the ability to implement a great deal of scripting-enabled behavior without having to write a whole lot of script yourself. jQuery handles the nuts-and-bolts details so that you can concentrate on the job of making your applications do what they need to do!

For the first few chapters in this book, you needed only rudimentary JavaScript skills to code and understand the examples ...

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