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jQuery Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for jQuery Developers Paperback – Dec 6 2009
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Solutions & Examples for jQuery Developers
About the Author
Cody Lindley, editor of jQuery Cookbook, brings together over a dozen contributors, all of them key people in jQuery's ongoing development process. Each focuses on subjects they've worked with and often helped create.
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A complete waste of money for me, your mileage may vary but you have been warned. This one is worth thumbing through in a brick and mortar store before you shell out the $$ for it to see if it will be of any use to you.
Lost me there.
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If you are familiar with jQuery basics, a cover-to-cover reading of this book will take you to the next level, but most developers will only read the entries that pertain to the problems they face during development.
The jQuery Cookbook was written by the jQuery community - people who have faced these issues in their own development and have solved them in the real world. I found that a majority of the recipes were well written and clear with properly tested and working code. All-in-all, the jQuery Cookbook is a useful and reliable resource for practical jQuery development.
Chapter 1 : jQuery Basics
Chapter 2 : Selecting Elements with jQuery
Chapter 3 : Beyond the Basics
Chapter 4 : jQuery Utilities
Chapter 5 : Faster, Simpler, More Fun
Chapter 6 : Dimensions
Chapter 7 : Effects
Chapter 8 : Events
Chapter 9 : Advanced Events
Chapter 10 : HTML Form Enhancements from Scratch
Chapter 11 : HTML Form Enhancements with Plugins
Chapter 12 : jQuery Plugins
Chapter 13 : Interface Components from Scratch
Chapter 14 : User Interfaces with jQuery UI
Chapter 15 : jQuery UI Theming
Chapter 16 : jQuery, Ajax, Data Formats: HTML, XML, JSON, JSONP
Chapter 17 : Using jQuery in Large Projects
Chapter 18 : Unit Testing
The author takes the reader through the entire gambit of jQuery lerning from the basics of selecting elements, utilites, and effects to advanced event handling, ajax and plugins and much more.
This 'cookbook' can be used as either a learning tool for the beginner or as a reference book for the seasoned jQuery user who needs to find a script or technique quickly.
A great book and definitely worth buying if you really want to learn jQuery.
This cookbook will serve any (beginner to intermediate) jQuery/web 2.0 developer with 150+ easy to grasp "recipes". Nothing groundbreaking here, just great scripts that do 95% of what you need to do faster/efficiently. END NOTE: I was hoping for more AJAX-jQuery or JSON related material. This book with jQuery in Action is a good combo.
Many of the examples isolate a single concept and use the alert box function to show how it works. You can't call it a cookbook when the recipes show you how to select certain elements and then tell the user that you've selected them. This recipe alone serves no particular purpose.
It would be much more useful if the author showed concepts working together to reach a sensible goal that one might need to accomplish in real development. The reader of this book has to do lots of back and forth to flexibly understand how to use jQuery.
On top of that, there is so much content, and the author explains concepts in so much detail that it is out of a beginner's range and patronizing for its intended audience, which is people who already have a decent grasp of the concepts in use.