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Modern JavaScript: Develop and Design, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Larry Ullman

Published by Peachpit Press

Published Date: Feb 22, 2012

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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


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


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







Chapter 15: Putting It All Together


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$27.49 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-290589-3