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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (May 5 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470227796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470227794
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.8 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #384,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Dulat on Nov. 10 2009
Format: Paperback
I was just looking for a comprehensive, easy to follow introduction to jQuery, and this book is just that. Just enough detail and lots of examples with downloadable code to work from. Highly recommended.
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By V. Jacobs on April 27 2011
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The title states: "Beginning Javascript ..... "

I have never met a beginner who wants to read pages and pages and pages of detailed narrative in order to get to where they want to be. Yet, that is what this book offers. I found myself skipping paragraph after paragraph of detail. I mean who really wants to know the history of the event model ? It is not that it is super difficult, but it is very detailed and very slow to get to the JQuery. Inside the book the author clearly states that in order to follow along you need an understanding of native Javascript in order to follow the JQuery. But hang on, as a *beginner* I want to learn JQuery in order to *avoid* Javascript. Perhaps this thoroughness could be very useful - but it's title states that this is a beginners book already ! What's more you will need to understand CSS and HTML before picking up this book.

When you do get to the JQuery the code is not explained and dissected. It is just presented. I guess, if you know Javascript first then it will make sense. But not to this beginner.

Perhaps this book is great if you want a reference book to check some detail. But as a step by step instruction for beginners this book will present some major hurdles.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Excellent tutorial for those new to JQuery May 28 2009
By Colin Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Every so often in computing a language extension or new technology comes along that is the buzz of the development community. JQuery is one of those. Lots of developers are talking about it and using it, even Microsoft are including native support for it in their upcoming Visual Studio 2010 release.

Beginning JavaScript and CSS Development with JQuery is a beautiful full color book from Wrox Press weighing in at just over 500 pages. Richard York assumes that you are already familiar with JavaScript and also CSS and therefore this is not a book for the complete beginner, only a beginner with JQuery.

The book is well laid out with chapters devoted to each of JQuery's main areas, selectors, AJAX, Manipulating the DOM, Event handling etc. etc. with numerous Appendixes that can be used as a quick reference. Each chapter has numerous examples explaining the particular JQuery concepts and constructs being discussed culminating in one big example program at the end of the chapter that brings together everything discussed in that particular chapter finally ending with a quick question exercise to make sure that the keywords and constructs discussed have truly sunk in. This is an excellent way for a beginners book to be constructed as it really hammers home what has been discussed during each chapter.

One major annoyance I have with Richards writing style however is that he comes across as a Mac snob and throughout the book takes snipes at Microsoft and especially Internet Explorer. Whilst some of this may be deserving it is off-putting and a detraction from what is ultimately a good book.

If you can gloss over the snobbishness I would actually recommend this book for beginners of JQuery. The full color screenshots highlight the various examples superbly and Richard does give you a lot of useful information without overwhelming you with every nuance of JQuery.
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Okay, but not what I expected Feb. 24 2010
By Robert Forney - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am a PHP programmer, but have always stayed away from Javascript after dealing with all the browser issues years ago when I first gave Javascript a try. I have read that Jquery has patched up many of these issues and is a great way to use Javascript without worrying about browser compatibility. I took this to mean that I could learn Jquery and not worry about re-learning JavaScript, but it appears I am wrong and need to still relearn the foundations of JavaScript, at least according to this book.

I purchased this book because the title states it beginning Javascript and css development with Jquery, and the back cover states "This book is for web designers eager to do more with their web-based applications, but who do not necessarily have much JavaScript experience. Some basic knowledge of XHTML and CSS is necessary." Yet in the introduction, on page XX, the author states "You should have a basic understanding of Javascript." This seems to be a contradiction with what is stated on the back of the book and the title.

I decided to give it a read anyway since I bought it and found the examples to be very long. Rather than breaking it down into a few small examples, the "try this" examples are usually very long and you have to also type out all of the HTML. You can download the code, but it would have been nice to have the "try this" example broken down into smaller examples and some skeleton examples where you could just fill in the Jquery in order to get familiar with the code. In addition, I like books which take you through the process of setting up an actual site and allows you to build on your previous code in order to see the progression and Jquery in action. This book is organized more into a concept -> example, without any relation to what you had previously done. At least this is how it seems from a newb to both Jquery and Javascript.

I purchased this book and Jquery cookbook in hopes I could learn with the beginning javascript and css development with Jquery, but it seems I am already looking for a new beginning guide to Jquery. I have also decided to buy a book on basic JavaScript so I can re-learn the basics while learning Jquery. If you are someone who likes to learn while creating a website or by building up on the previous code, this isn't the book for you. If you are an already established JavaScript coder, this book will probably be a breeze for you, and may even be too simplistic.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
No chapters in Kindle version Nov. 11 2011
By Sarah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is great for learning jQuery, but unfortunately the Kindle version only is split up between Part I, Part II and then a bunch of appendices. The publisher forgot to list the chapters so it is hard to find the beginning of each chapter or skip to the next one. I would still recommend it, I just hope the publisher fixes this so it is easier to also use the book as a reference.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Fairly new to JQuery, good introduction May 16 2011
By S. Barker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was fairly new to JQuery when I bought this book, and have to say it has helped me quite a bit for nailing down the syntax of JQuery and specifics for accomplishing various tasks. As another mentioned it would be nice if it could have gone through more of the widgets and possible plugins that are available. But again, nailing down the syntax is really why I bought this book, along with the CSS develpment coverage, and this book came through brilliantly there.

The only other critisism I would have is it is pretty hard to read some of the source code because of the color. I know it is something different and "pretty" but my old tired eyes were straining quite a bit.

I definately recommend this for someone who knodoesn't know JQuery, and wants to learn it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good for jquery newbies Sept. 11 2010
By Paul Gehrman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I wasn't entirely new to jquery when I read this book; however, this book increased my understanding of it greatly. The author explains concepts in a clear and straightforward manner and provides good examples which illuminate the concepts. Highly recommended for developers who are just getting into jquery and want a good launching point.

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