JavaScript Step by Step, 3rd Edition

Your hands-on guide to JavaScript fundamentals

Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of JavaScript. If you have previous programming experience but are new to JavaScript, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques.

Discover how to:

  • Work with JavaScript syntax, variables, and data types
  • Master techniques for building cross-browser programs
  • Speed up and simplify app development with jQuery
  • Quickly retrieve data from a server using AJAX requests
  • Adapt your app for mobile devices with jQuery Mobile
  • Build Windows 8 apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Table of Contents
Part I: Javawhat? The where, why, and how of JavaScript
Chapter 1. JavaScript is more than you might think
Chapter 2. Developing in JavaScript
Chapter 3. JavaScript syntax and statements
Chapter 4. Working with variables and data types
Chapter 5. Using operators and expressions
Chapter 6. Controlling flow with conditionals and loops
Chapter 7. Working with functions
Chapter 8. Objects in JavaScript
Chapter 9. The Browser Object Model
Chapter 10. An introduction to JavaScript libraries and frameworks
Chapter 11. An introduction to jQuery

Part II: Integrating JavaScript into Design
Chapter 12. The Document Object Model
Chapter 13. JavaScript events and the browser
Chapter 14. Working with images in JavaScript
Chapter 15. Using JavaScript with web forms
Chapter 16. JavaScript and CSS
Chapter 17. jQuery effects and plug-ins
Chapter 18. Mobile development with jQuery Mobile
Chapter 19. Getting data into JavaScript

Part III: AJAX and Server-Side Integration
Chapter 20. Using AJAX
Chapter 21. Developing for Windows 8

Part IV: JavaScript and Windows 8
Chapter 22. Using Visual Studio for Windows 8 development
Chapter 23. Creating a Windows app

Appendix A. Answer key to exercises
Appendix B. Writing JavaScript with other tools
Appendix C. About the Author

Book Details

  • Paperback: 482 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; Third Edition edition (June 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735665931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735665934
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