Creating Plug-ins with jQuery

Web developers often tend to deviate from the path of software engineering. This chapter will bridge the gap by explaining and demonstrating a very essential principle of software engineering—reusability. In this chapter, we will familiarize you with plug-ins in a jQuery context. You will learn that (jQuery) plug-ins are often handy in regard to functionalities that span multiple projects. By the end of this chapter, you will become familiar with

  • Why you would need a plug-in
  • The basic features of a plug-in
  • How to write a good plug-in
  • Creating a form validation plug-in
  • Creating an accordion plug-in

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