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What you will learn from this book
Various ways to create and work with functions, including the use of closures
How to create dynamic effects using DHTML and CSS, and how to use Ajax techniques from the ground up
Tips for mastering the quirks of and the differences between browsers with each new technique or feature of the language
Ways to shorten your development time by mastering one of a number of available debugging tools such as Firebug or Fiddler
Methods for persisting data across web sessions using offline storage
How to avoid common traps and pitfalls like memory leaks and performance hogs to make your programs run smoother and save you time
Who this book is for
Wrox Programmer's References are designed to give the experienced developer straight facts on a new technology, without hype or unnecessary explanations. They deliver hard information with plenty of practical examples to help you apply new tools to your development projects today.
Alexei White is a programmer, designer, and speaker. He is the inventor of RobotReplay, a web sessiontracking technology acquired by Foresee Results, and an author of the book Enterprise Ajax, as well as the DVD training series Enterprise Ajax LiveLessons. He has contributed to major Web projects for Microsoft and Nintendo. His blog can be found at http://ambiguiti.es. When he’s not working in Vancouver he can be found floating on a lake somewhere in the interior of British Columbia with a fishing pole in his hand. You may also find him on Twitter (@alexsaves).