Appendix A. Learning jQuery

Because this is a book on jQuery UI and not jQuery Core, I assume the reader has some knowledge of the jQuery library before starting this book. Because I often get asked, “What’s the best way to learn jQuery?” I thought I’d gather a few of the resources that have worked for me.

A.1. Experimentation

Different people learn in different ways, but what has helped me is digging right into code. The appeal of jQuery is that it makes difficult tasks extraordinarily easy (its motto is write less, do more, after all!), and seeing results visually provides amazing feedback. Here are some of my favorite ways to experiment.

A.1.1. Try jQuery (try.jquery.com)

My go-to starting point for learning jQuery is Try jQuery—which ...

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