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Beginning JavaScript

The perennial bestseller returns with new details for using the latest tools and techniques available with JavaScript JavaScript is the definitive language for making the Web a dynamic, rich, interactive medium. This guide to JavaScript builds on the success of previous editions and introduces you to many new advances in JavaScript development. The reorganization of the chapters helps streamline your learning process while new examples provide you with updated JavaScript programming techniques. You'll get all-new coverage of Ajax for remote scripting, JavaScript frameworks, JavaScript and XML, and the latest features in modern Web browsers. Plus, all the featured code has been updated to ensure compliance with the most recent popular Web browsers. This title introduces you to the latest capabilities of JavaScript, the definitive language for developing dynamic, rich, interactive Web sites. It features new coverage of data types and variables, JavaScript and XML, Ajax for remote scripting, and popular JavaScript frameworks. It offers updated code that ensures compliance with the most popular Web browsers. It includes improved examples on the most up-to-date JavaScript programming techniques. Continuing in the superlative tradition of the first three editions, "Beginning JavaScript, Fourth Edition", gets you up to speed on all the new advances in JavaScript development.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: Introduction to JavaScript and the Web. Chapter 2: Data Types and Variables. Chapter 3: Decisions, Loops, and Functions. Chapter 4: Common Mistakes, Debugging, and Error Handling. Chapter 5: JavaScript - An Object-Based Language. Chapter 6: Programming the Browser. Chapter 7: HTML Forms: Interacting with the User. Chapter 8: Windows and Frames. Chapter 9: String Manipulation. Chapter 10: Date, Time, and Timers. Chapter 11: Storing Information: Cookies. Chapter 12: Dynamic HTML and the W3C Document Object Model. Chapter 13: Using ActiveX and Plug-Ins with JavaScript. Chapter 14: Ajax. Chapter 15: JavaScript Frameworks. Appendix A: Answers to Exercises. Appendix B: JavaScript Core Reference. Appendix C: W3C DOM Reference. Appendix D: Latin-1 Character Set. Index.

About the Author

Paul Wilton owns his own company, providing online booking systems to vacation property owners, which is largely developed using JavaScript. Jeremy McPeak is a self-taught programmer who began his career by tinkering with web sites in 1998. He is the coauthor of Professional Ajax , 2nd Edition and several online articles covering topics such as XSLT, ASP.NET Web Forms, and C#. He is currently employed at an energy-based company building in-house conventional and web applications.

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