Coding with JavaScript For Dummies

Coding with JavaScript For Dummies

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Go from beginner to builder quickly with this hands-on JavaScript guide Coding with JavaScript For Dummies provides easy, hands-on instruction for anyone looking to learn this popular client-side language. No experience? No problem! This friendly guide starts from the very beginning and walks you through the basics, then shows you how to apply what you've learned to real projects. You'll start building right away, including web page elements and simple applications, so you can immediately see how JavaScript is used in the real world. Online exercises allow you to test your code and expand your skills, and the easy-to-follow instruction provides step-by-step guidance toward understanding the JavaScript syntax, applications, and language. JavaScript enhances static web pages by providing dynamic elements that can adapt and react to user action. It's a need-to-know tool for aspiring web designers, but anyone can benefit from understanding this core development language.
Coding with JavaScript For Dummies takes you from beginner to builder quickly as you: * Learn what JavaScript does, how it works, and where to use it * Master the core elements of JavaScript and immediately put it to work * Build interactive web elements and try out your code online * Create basic applications as you apply JavaScript to the app development workflow Anytime a website responds to your movement around the screen, that's JavaScript. It makes websites more functional, more beautiful, and more engaging, and your site visitors will demand nothing less. If you want to build a better website, you need JavaScript. If you need JavaScript, Coding with JavaScript For Dummies gets you started off quickly and painlessly, with plenty of hands-on practice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 195 x 234 x 21mm | 508g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119056071
  • 9781119056072
  • 144,955

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Learn to: Go from no coding experience to knowing your way around JavaScript Add interactive elements to websites Develop, debug, and deploy JavaScript apps

Learn JavaScript -- the fun, fast, and easy way to create dynamic websites!

JavaScript is essential for creating modern websites, and this easy-to-follow guide makes learning JavaScript basics a snap. Discover what JavaScript does, get a handle on basic syntax, learn to work with CSS and graphics online, and even explore how to use JavaScript with HTML5. Once you know the basics, you can refine and practice your skills at Build the foundation -- learn what JavaScript does, how it works, and where to use it Get started -- master the core elements of JavaScript as you begin building basic applications Put the parts together -- make sense of variables, arrays, operators, branching, and looping Organize your JavaScript -- find out how to create and use functions and objects Move online -- discover how JavaScript works in a web browser and learn to manipulate documents, handle events, and integrate input and output Explore advanced uses -- see how to use regular expressions, callbacks, anonymous functions, and closures Find more cool tools -- learn to use HTML5 APIs and jQuery(R) to enhance your JavaScript programming Test your skills -- visit to try your hand at coding with JavaScript

Open the book and find: How to set up your development environment What arrays are for The importance of loops Ways to do more with less code using jQuery Help working with JavaScript animations Tips on modifying styles and colors What you can do with AJAX Ten common bugs and how to avoid them
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with JavaScript 5 Chapter 1: The World s Most Misunderstood Programming Language 7 Chapter 2: Writing Your First JavaScript Program 19 Chapter 3: Working with Variables 39 Chapter 4: Understanding Arrays 55 Chapter 5: Working with Operators, Expressions, and Statements 67 Chapter 6: Getting into the Flow with Loops and Branches 81 Part II: Organizing Your JavaScript 95 Chapter 7: Getting Functional 97 Chapter 8: Making and Using Objects 117 Part III: JavaScript on the Web 131 Chapter 9: Controlling the Browser with the Window Object 133 Chapter 10: Manipulating Documents with the DOM 147 Chapter 11: Using Events in JavaScript 169 Chapter 12: Integrating Input and Output 181 Chapter 13: Working with CSS and Graphics 195 Part IV: Beyond the Basics 211 Chapter 14: Searching with Regular Expressions 213 Chapter 15: Understanding Callbacks and Closures 225 Chapter 16: Embracing AJAX and JSON 237 Part V: JavaScript and HTML5 253 Chapter 17: HTML5 APIs 255 Chapter 18: jQuery 271 Part VI: The Part of Tens 289 Chapter 19: Ten JavaScript Frameworks and Libraries to Learn Next 291 Chapter 20: Ten Common JavaScript Bugs and How to Avoid Them 303 Chapter 21: Ten Online Tools to Help You Write Better JavaScript 313 Index 325
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About Chris Minnick

Chris Minnick is an accomplished author, trainer, and web developer who has worked on web and mobile projects for both small and major businesses. Eva Holland is an experienced writer and trainer who has designed and taught online, in-person, and video courses. They are cofounders of WatzThis?
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