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Press Release: July 14, 2010

JavaScript Cookbook: Programming the Web--New from O'Reilly

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Sebastopol, CA—Why reinvent the wheel every time you run into a problem with JavaScript? This newest book in O'Reilly's popular Cookbook series, JavaScript Cookbook (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD) is chock-full of code recipes that address common programming tasks, as well as techniques for building web apps that work in any browser. Just copy and paste the code samples into your project—you'll get the job done faster and learn more about JavaScript in the process.

"The use of JavaScript continues to grow as an application environment and not just as a client-side web development tool," says author and JavaScript evangelist Shelley Powers. "At the same time, JavaScript application development is now more complex, requiring a deeper understanding of the language and APIs available in web browsers and other environments. I wanted to write a book that, along with the basics, covered some of the more advanced development topics."

You'll also learn how to take advantage of the latest features in ECMAScript 5 and HTML5, including the new cross-domain widget communication technique, HTML5's video and audio elements, and the drawing canvas. You'll find recipes for using these features with JavaScript to build high-quality application interfaces.

With JavaScript Cookbook, you will:
  • Create interactive web and desktop applications
  • Work with JavaScript objects, such as String, Array, Number, and Math
  • Use JavaScript with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and the canvas element
  • Store data in various ways, from the simple to the complex
  • Program the new HTML5 audio and video elements
  • Implement concurrent programming with Web Workers
  • Use and create jQuery plug-ins
  • Use ARIA and JavaScript to create fully accessible rich internet applications

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Shelley Powers has been working with and writing about web technologies—from the first release of JavaScript to the latest graphics and design tools—for more than 15 years. Her recent O'Reilly books have covered the semantic web, Ajax, JavaScript, and web graphics. She's an avid amateur photographer and web development aficionado.

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For more information about the book, including sample content, full table of contents, author bio, and cover graphic, see:

JavaScript Cookbook JavaScript Cookbook
Shelley Powers
ISBN: 978-0-596-80613-2, 560 pages,
Book Price: $49.99 USD, Ebook Price: $31.99 USD
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