jQuery in Action

SummaryjQuery in Action, Third Edition, is a fast-paced and complete guide to jQuery, focused on the tasks you'll face in nearly any web dev project. Written for readers with minimal JavaScript experience, this revised edition adds new examples and exercises, along with the deep and practical coverage you expect from an In Action book. You'll learn how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, write plugins, and even unit test your code. The unique lab pages anchor each concept with real-world code. Several new chapters teach you how to interact with other tools and frameworks to build modern single-page web applications.Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.About the TechnologyThanks to jQuery, no one remembers the bad old days when programmers manually managed browser inconsistencies, CSS selectors support, and DOM navigation, and when every animation was a frustrating exercise in raw JavaScript. The elegant, intuitive jQuery library beautifully manages these concerns, and jQuery 3 adds even more features to make your life as a web developer smooth and productive.About the BookjQuery in Action, Third Edition, is a fast-paced guide to jQuery, focused on the tasks you'll face in nearly any web dev project. In it, you'll learn how to traverse the DOM, handle events, perform animations, write jQuery plugins, perform Ajax requests, and even unit test your code. Its unique Lab Pages anchor each concept in real-world code. This expanded Third Edition adds new chapters that teach you how to interact with other tools and frameworks and build modern single-page web applications.What's InsideUpdated for jQuery 3DOM manipulation and event handlingAnimations and effectsAdvanced topics including Unit Testing and PromisesPractical examples and labsAbout the ReadersReaders are assumed to have only beginning-level JavaScript knowledge.About the AuthorsBear Bibeault is coauthor of Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, Ajax in Practice, and Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action. Yehuda Katz is an early contributor to jQuery and cocreator of Ember.js. Aurelio De Rosa is a full-stack web developer and a member of the jQuery content team.Table of ContentsPART 1 STARTING WITH JQUERYIntroducing jQueryPART 2 CORE JQUERYSelecting elementsOperating on a jQuery collectionWorking with properties, attributes, and dataBringing pages to life with jQueryEvents are where it happens!Demo: DVD discs locatorEnergizing pages with animations and effectsBeyond the DOM with jQuery utility functionsTalk to the server with Ajax 260Demo: an Ajax-powered contact formPART 3 ADVANCED TOPICSWhen jQuery is not enough...plugins to the rescue!Avoiding the callback hell with DeferredUnit testing with QUnitHow jQuery fits into large projects

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