Coding with JavaScript For Dummies, 1st Edition

  • Chris Minnick
  • Eva Holland
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  • ISBN-10: 1119056063
  • ISBN-13: 9781119056065
  • DDC: 005.2762
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This guide 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
Getting Started with JavaScript.
1: The World's Most Misunderstood Programming Language.
2: Writing Your First JavaScript Program.
3: Working with Variables.
4: Understanding Arrays.
5: Working with Operators, Expressions, and Statements.
6: Getting into the Flow with Loops and Branches.
Organizing Your JavaScript.
7: Getting Functional.
8: Making and Using Objects.
JavaScript on the Web.
9: Controlling the Browser with the Window Object.
10: Manipulating Documents with the DOM.
11: Using Events in JavaScript.
12: Integrating Input and Output.
13: Working with CSS and Graphics.
Beyond the Basics.
14: Searching with Regular Expressions.
15: Understanding Callbacks and Closures.
16: Embracing AJAX and JSON.
JavaScript and HTML5.
17: HTML5 APIs.
18: jQuery.
The Part of Tens.
19: Ten JavaScript Frameworks and Libraries to Learn Next.
20: Ten Common JavaScript Bugs and How to Avoid Them.
21: Ten Online Tools to Help You Write Better JavaScript.
About the Authors.
Authors' Acknowledgments.