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 JS 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 the programming language) 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…
Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but it 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 JS 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 expert by many people in the development community, author Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JS 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, JS became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language….
It 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, it is a flexible, complex language that you can use to build full-scale applications. This reading dives deep into the 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 data. How to organize and clarify your code with object-oriented and functional programming techniquesHow to script the browser and make basic web applications…
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…
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…
Since 1996, this reading has been the bible for programmers-a programmer’s guide and comprehensive reference to the core language and to the client-side 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 JS. It’s recommended for experienced programmers who want to learn the programming language of the Web, and for current programmers who want to master it. “A must-have reference for expert programmers…well-organized and detailed.”-Brendan Eich, creator of JS, CTO of Mozilla” I made a career of what I learned from this reading…
What will you learn? This brain-friendly guide teaches you everything from 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 JS 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. How it works with the browser. The secrets of 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…
What’s the best approach for developing an application? This book helps you answer that question with numerous 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 the language to write a client-side, server-side, or desktop application. Written by expert Stoyan Stefanov—Senior Yahoo! Technical and architect of YSlow 2.0, the web page performance optimization tool 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 code, such as avoiding globals, using single var declarations…