JavaScript in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself eBook (7e) : 9780135166956

JavaScript in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself eBook (7e)

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About the book: Designed for beginners with no previous programming experience, this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to use JavaScript to add a wide array of interactive features and effects to your web pages.

Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common JavaScript programming tasks. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills. Learn how to

  • Use JavaScript to build dynamic, interactive web pages
  • Debug scripts
  • Create scripts that work in all browsers
  • Write clear, reliable, and reusable code
  • Use object-oriented programming techniques
  • Script with the DOM
  • Manipulate JSON data
  • Work with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Control CSS with simple JavaScript code
  • Read and write cookies
  • Use some of the new ECMAScript features today
  • Match patterns using regular expressions
  • Understand and use closures
  • Organise your code with modules

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Table of contents
  • Part I - Your First Steps with JavaScript
  • 1  Introducing JavaScript
  • 2  Writing Simple Scripts
  • 3  Introducing Functions
  • 4  More Fun with Functions
  • 5  Using DOM Objects and Built-in Objects
  • Part II - Cooking with Code
  • 6  Dealing with Numbers
  • 7  Working with Character Strings
  • 8  Storing Data in Arrays
  • 9  Handling Events in JavaScript
  • 10  Controlling Program Flow
  • Part III - Understanding JavaScript Objects
  • 11  Introducing Object-Oriented Programming
  • 12  Learning More about Objects
  • 13  Scripting with the DOM
  • 14  Meet JSON
  • Part IV - Manipulating Web Pages with JavaScript
  • 15  Programming HTML with JavaScript
  • 16  Manipulating CSS in JavaScript
  • 17  More Advanced Control of CSS
  •  Part V - Some Advanced Techniques for Your JavaScript Toolkit
  • 18  Reading and Writing Cookies
  • 19  Matching Patterns Using Regular Expressions
  • 20  Understanding and Using Closures
  • 21  Organizing Code with Modules
  • Part VI - Learning the Trade
  • 22  Good Coding Practice
  • 23  Debugging Your Code
  • 24  Where To Go Next
  • Appendix A - Tools for JavaScript Development
Author biography

Phil Ballard, the author of several books, graduated in 1980 with an honors degree in electronics from the University of Leeds, England. Following an early career as a research scientist with a major multinational, he spent a few years in commercial and managerial roles within the high technology sector, later working full time as a software engineering consultant.

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