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JavaScript in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9780672337383 | 067233738X
Edition: 6th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Pub. Date: 6/9/2015

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In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours helps you learn the fundamentals of programming using the JavaScript language.
Designed for beginners with no previous programming experience, this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to use JavaScript to add a wide array of interactive features and effects to your web pages.


Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.

  • Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common JavaScript programming tasks.
  • Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
  • Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
  • Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions.

Learn how to:

  • Use JavaScript to build dynamic, interactive web pages
  • Debug scripts
  • Create scripts that work in all browsers
  • Write clear, reliable, and reusable code
  • Use object-oriented programming techniques
  • Script with the DOM
  • Access JSON data
  • Work with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Leverage the popular jQuery library
  • Control CSS with simple JavaScripts
  • Read and write cookies
  • Use some of the new ECMAScript 6 features today
  • Get started with frameworks such as AngularJS
  • Build browser add-ons and extensions
Who This Book Is For:
  • Those who have at least a basic understanding of HTML and web page design in general and want to move on to adding some extra interactivity to your pages. 
  • Those who currently code in another programming language and want to see what additional capabilities JavaScript can add to your armory
  • Someone who has never done any computer programming. Browse through an HTML primer before using this book. You don't need to be an HTML expert to use JavaScript but should have a basic understanding.
Contents at a Glance:

Part I: First Steps with JavaScript

1 Introducing JavaScript

2 Writing Simple Scripts

3 Using Functions

4 DOM Objects and Built-in Objects


Part II: Cooking with Code

5 Numbers and Strings

6 Arrays

7 Program Control


Part III: Objects

8 Object-Oriented Programming

9 Scripting with the DOM

10 Meet JSON


Part IV: HTML5 and CSS3

11 JavaScript and HTML5

12 JavaScript and CSS

13 Introducing CSS3


Part V: Using JavaScript Libraries

14 Using Libraries

15 A Closer Look at jQuery

16 The jQuery UI User Interface Library

17 Ajax with jQuery


Part VI: Advanced Topics

18 Reading and Writing Cookies

19 Coming Soon to JavaScript

20 Using Frameworks

21 JavaScript Beyond the Web Page


Part VII: Learning the Trade

22 Good Coding Practice

23 Debugging Your Code

24 JavaScript Unit Testing


Part VIII: Appendices

A Tools for JavaScript Development

B JavaScript Quick Reference

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