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
  • Determining (and controlling) what this means
  • What’s a closure?

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

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

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