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#1

JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development

This full-color book will show you how to make your websites more interactive and your interfaces more interesting and intuitive. THIS BOOK COVERS: Basic programming concepts – assuming no prior knowledge of programming beyond an ability to create a web page using HTML & CSS Core elements of the JavaScript language – so you can learn how to write your own scripts from scratch jQuery – which will allow you to simplify the process of writing scripts (this is introduced half-way through the book once you have a solid understanding of JavaScript) How to recreate techniques you will have seen on other web sites such as sliders, content filters, form validation, updating content using Ajax, and much more (these examples demonstrate writing your own scripts from scratch and how the theory you have learned is put into practice). As with our first book (the best-selling HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites), each chapter…

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#2

JavaScript: The Good Parts

JavaScript: The Good Parts

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that’s more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole—a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code.Considered the JavaScript expert by many people in the development community, author Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language-ideas such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an expressive object literal notation. Unfortunately, these good ideas are mixed in with bad and downright awful ideas, like a programming model based on global variables.When Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language….

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#3

Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming

Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming

JavaScript lies at the heart of almost every modern web application, from social apps to the newest browser-based games. Though simple for beginners to pick up and play with, JavaScript is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications.Eloquent JavaScript, 2nd Edition dives deep into the JavaScript language to show you how to write beautiful, effective code. Author Marijn Haverbeke immerses you in example code from the start, while exercises and full-chapter projects give you hands-on experience with writing your own programs. As you build projects such as an artificial life simulation, a simple programming language, and a paint program, you’ll learn:The essential elements of programming, including syntax, control, and dataHow to organize and clarify your code with object-oriented and functional programming techniquesHow to script the browser and make basic web applications…

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#4

Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

Learning Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics

Do you want to build web pages, but have no previous experience? This friendly guide is the perfect place to start. You’ll begin at square one, learning how the Web and web pages work, and then steadily build from there. By the end of the book, you’ll have the skills to create a simple site with multi-column pages that adapt for mobile devices. Learn how to use the latest techniques, best practices, and current web standards—including HTML5 and CSS3. Each chapter provides exercises to help you to learn various techniques, and short quizzes to make sure you understand key concepts.This thoroughly revised edition is ideal for students and professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels, whether you’re a beginner or brushing up on existing skills. Build HTML pages with text, links, images, tables, and formsUse style sheets (CSS) for colors, backgrounds, formatting text, page layout, and even simple animation effectsLearn about the new HTML5 elements…

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#5

Learning React

Learning React: A Hands-On Guide to Building Maintainable, High-Performing Web Application User Interfaces Using the React JavaScript Library

High-profile sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Airb2b increasingly rely on React as a core web development tool, and React is rapidly gaining traction amongst web professionals worldwide. Learning React helps you master this breakthrough technology, and leverage it to rapidly build professional web sites and apps of your own. Kirupa Chinnathambi explains how React overcomes long-time UI performance challenges, and helps you make the most of it by mastering its radically new approach to developing web user interfaces. Offering more clarity, greater depth, and far more useful examples than any competing book, this guide covers all you need to know, from the absolute basics to advanced techniques: Adding React to existing pages, and building your first React app. Mastering JSX, rendering elements, and using types, properties, and children…

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#6

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Activate Your Web Pages (Definitive Guides)

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Activate Your Web Pages (Definitive Guides)

Since 1996, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide has been the bible for JavaScript programmers-a programmer’s guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side JavaScript APIs defined by web browsers. The 6th edition covers HTML5 and ECMAScript 5. Many chapters have been completely rewritten to bring them in line with today’s best web development practices. New chapters in this edition document jQuery and server side JavaScript. It’s recommended for experienced programmers who want to learn the programming language of the Web, and for current JavaScript programmers who want to master it. “A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers…well-organized and detailed.”-Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, CTO of Mozilla” I made a career of what I learned from JavaScript: The Definitive Guide…

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#7

Angular 2 Cookbook – Second Edition

Angular 2 Cookbook – Second Edition

About This BookFrom the author of the bestselling AngularJS Web Application Development Cookbook, Angular 2 Cookbook is the newest edition of Packt’s Angular cookbook series.Book Features 70+ extensive examples: Each recipe provides you with strategies to face every challenge in Angular 2 head on All code from the latest version: Covers no legacy material from the outdated Angular release candidates; all code up-to-date with the latest release of Angular 2.4 Companion website links: Each recipe provides a unique URL on the book’s companion website; the page includes links to a working example on Plunker, the recipe’s source code on GitHub, and various related resources. The companion website has no login, and is free to use. Immediately experiment with working code: Almost every recipe in the book has a link on the companion site to a working Plunker. Visit the link and start experimenting with Angular 2 right away – no setup or installation required. Step-by-step examples: All the code in the book is explicitly written out…

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#8

Head First JavaScript Programming

Head First JavaScript Programming

What will you learn from this book? This brain-friendly guide teaches you everything from JavaScript language fundamentals to advanced topics, including objects, functions, and the browser’s document object model. You won’t just be reading—you’ll be playing games, solving puzzles, pondering mysteries, and interacting with JavaScript in ways you never imagined. And you’ll write real code, lots of it, so you can start building your own web applications. Prepare to open your mind as you learn (and nail) key topics including: The inner details of JavaScript. How JavaScript works with the browser. The secrets of JavaScript types. Using arrays. The power of functions. How to work with objects. Making use of prototypes. Understanding closures. Writing and testing applications. What’s so special about this book? We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts…

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#9

JavaScript Patterns

JavaScript Patterns

What’s the best approach for developing an application with JavaScript? This book helps you answer that question with numerous JavaScript coding patterns and best practices. If you’re an experienced developer looking to solve problems related to objects, functions, inheritance, and other language-specific categories, the abstractions and code templates in this guide are ideal—whether you’re using JavaScript to write a client-side, server-side, or desktop application. Written by JavaScript expert Stoyan Stefanov—Senior Yahoo! Technical and architect of YSlow 2.0, the web page performance optimization tool—JavaScript Patterns includes practical advice for implementing each pattern discussed, along with several hands-on examples. You’ll also learn about anti-patterns: common programming approaches that cause more problems than they solve. Explore useful habits for writing high-quality JavaScript code, such as avoiding globals, using single var declarations…

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#10

Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja

Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja

More than ever, the web is a universal platform for all types of applications, and JavaScript is the language of the web. For anyone serious about web development, it’s not enough to be a decent JavaScript coder. They need to be ninja-stealthy, efficient, and ready for anything. Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, Second Edition dives below the surface and helps readers understand the deceptively-complex world of JavaScript and browser-based application development. It skips the basics, and dives into core JavaScript concepts such as functions, closures, objects, prototypes, promises, and so on. With examples, illustrations, and insightful explanations, readers will benefit from the collective wisdom of seasoned experts John Resig, Bear Bibeault, and Josip Maras. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from…

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