Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

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This title dispels the myth that JavaScript is a "baby" language and demonstrates why it is the scripting language of choice used in the design of millions of Web pages and server-side applications. It quickly covers JavaScript basics and then moves on to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming, XML, Web services, and remote scripting. It addresses the many issues that Web application developers face, including internationalization, security, privacy, optimization, intellectual property issues, and obfuscation. It builds on the reader's basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and the Web in general. This book is also available as part of the 4-book "JavaScript and Ajax Wrox Box" (ISBN: 0470227818). This 4-book set includes: "Professional JavaScript for Web Developers" (ISBN: 0764579088), "Professional Ajax 2nd edition" (ISBN: 0470109491), "Professional Web 2.0 Programming" (ISBN: 0470087889), and, "Professional Rich Internet Applications: Ajax and Beyond" (ISBN: 0470082801).
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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 40mm | 997.91g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764579088
  • 9780764579080
  • 1,110,274

Table of contents

Acknowledgments.Introduction.Chapter 1: What Is JavaScript?Chapter 2: ECMAScript Basics.Chapter 3: Object Basics.Chapter 4: Inheritance.Chapter 5: JavaScript in the Browser.Chapter 6: DOM Basics.Chapter 7: Regular Expressions.Chapter 8: Browser and Operating System Detection.Chapter 9: All about Events.Chapter 10: Advanced DOM Techniques.Chapter 11: Forms and Data Integrity.Chapter 12: Sorting Tables.Chapter 13: Drag and Drop.Chapter 14: Error Handling.Chapter 15: XML in JavaScript.Chapter 16: Client-Server Communication.Chapter 17: Web Services.Chapter 18: Interacting with Plugins.Chapter 19: Deployment Issues.Chapter 20: The Evolution of JavaScript.Index.
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About Nicholas C. Zakas

Nicholas C. Zakas has a BS in Computer Science from Merrimack College and an MBA from Endicott College. He is the author of Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (Wiley 2005), Professional Ajax (1st and 2nd editions, Wiley 2007 and 2007) as well as several online articles. Nicholas works for Yahoo! as a frontend engineer and has worked in web development for more than 6 years, during which time he has helped develop web solutions in use at some of the largest companies in the world. Nicholas can be reached through his web site at
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