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Modern JavaScript: Develop and Design

By Larry Ullman

Published by Peachpit Press

Published Date: Feb 21, 2012

Description

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

Larry Ullman's Modern JavaScript: Develop and Design teaches the JavaScript language as it is used today. The book embraces JavaScript's best practices including key Web development approaches such as progressive enhancement. The book teaches everything readers need to know to understand and use JavaScript, including the most important aspects of what JavaScript is today. Tons of real-world code is demonstrated using both hand-written JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks.

Table of Contents

Introduction

About This Book

What You'll Need

About the Author

Getting Support

 

Part 1: Getting Started

 

Chapter 1: (Re-)Introducing JavaScript

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript Versions and Browser Support

JavaScript Programming Goals

 

Chapter 2: JavaScript in Action

Choosing a DOCTYPE

Introducing HTML5

Embedding JavaScript in HTML

JavaScript Approaches

Cobbling Together Some Code

A Framework Approach

Steal This JavaScript

 

Chapter 3: Tools of the Trade

The Great Debate: Text Editors vs. IDEs

The Browser: Your Friend, Your Enemy

Executing JavaScript

Debugging Fundamentals

Online Resources

 

Part 2: JavaScript Fundamentals

 

Chapter 4: Simple Variable Types

Basic Variable Syntax

Common Operators

Working with Numbers

Working with Strings

Other Simple Types

Performing Type Conversions

Generating Dates and Times

 

Chapter 5: Using Control Structures

Conditionals

What is true?

Logical Operators

Comparison Operators

Preventing Bugs

Performing Iterations

 

Chapter 6: Complex Variable Types

Working with Arrays

Working with Objects

Arrays as Objects

Comparing Types

 

Chapter 7: Creating Functions

Defining Your Own Functions

Passing Values to Functions

Returning Values from Functions

Understanding Variable Scope

Anonymous Functions

Nested Functions

Functions Acting as Classes

Function Prototypes

Nested Functions

 

Chapter 8: Event Handling

Event Phases

Browser Events

Keyboard Events

Input Device Events

Accessible Events

Assigning Event Handlers

Creating an Event Assigner

Referencing the Event

Preventing Default Event Behavior

 

Chapter 9: JavaScript and the Browser

DOM Manipulation

JavaScript and CSS

Alerts and Prompts

The Window

 

Chapter 10: Working with Forms

Handling Form Submissions

Form Validation

Using Regular Expressions

Handling File Uploads

 

Chapter 11: Ajax

Understanding Ajax

Providing Dynamic Content

Form Validation

Ajax Performance Tips

Working with Other Data

 

Chapter 12: Error Management

Simple Debugging Errors

Handling Problems Gracefully

Creating Informative Errors

Creating Useful Errors

Throwing Exceptions

 

Part 3: Next Steps

 

Chapter 13: Frameworks

Choosing a Framework

Introducing jQuery

Introducing ExtJS

Introducing YUI

 

Chapter 14: Advanced JavaScript

Unit Testing

Profiling

Closures

Prototypes

Namespaces

Minifying

 

Chapter 15: Putting It All Together

   

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ISBN-10: 0-13-290519-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-290519-0

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