Getting Good with JavaScript

Includes source files plus over 6 hours of screencasts!

JavaScript has become one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. This book will get acquainted with what JavaScript; what it is, where it came from, and most importantly – how to code it!

Ever wanted to liven up a web design with Javascript but not known where to start? In Getting Good with JavaScript author Andrew Burgess breaks down programming in JavaScript into easy, straight-fowrad terms and exercizes.

It’s hard to find a place where JavaScript won’t run, and though the overwhelming majority of JavaScript—especially the JavaScript you’ll be writing in this book—will be in web pages, JavaScript is used not only in web browsers, but also desktop apps, mobile phone apps, and now even on the server, so you definitely won’t be wasting your time Getting Good with JavaScript! to run in the browser.After getting started in Chapter 1, we’ll cover the basics in Chapters 2 and 3. You’ll learn all about the core syntax: what to actually type. Chapter 4 will cover many best practices and important concepts for writing JavaScript. Then, in Chapter 5, I’ll introduce you to the basics of writing JavaScript that interacts with web pages.

This book will introduce you to important programming concepts, show you how to write your first scripts, and make you comfortable with JavaScript code. You’ll learn:

  • The basics of types, variables, and operators
  • Best practices for efficient coding
  • Testing and optimizing your JavaScript
  • Interacting with HTML elements

Andrew Burgess will help you get past the learning curve and get you Getting Good with JavaScript!

Book Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Rockable Press (June 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987102672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987102676
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