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Professional jQuery Paperback – May 1 2012
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Learn the framework to create innovative, standards-based websites
Explains how to manipulate DOM elements and work with data
Covers steps for working with HTML forms, AJAX, and JSON
Provides you with the skills to animate elements and CSS properties to create eye-catching effects
Demonstrates how to extend jQuery using battle-tested best practices for jQuery plugin development
Wrox Professional guides are written by working developers to address everyday needs. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
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Furthermore, there are some major print annoyances -- such as every code listing includes a large text and graphic image indicating code blurb is available for download at wrox.com. Was that really necessary? Could not that have been specified in the book introduction/prefix, where to download the example code? And most of the examples were so simple and basic, even more remedial than the online docs at [...] (or at any of the plugin topics like jQuery templates, QUnit, etc....).
I really feel ripped off of $20-30 for purchasing this title, cannot recall the exact amount I paid on the Amazon order...
Some reviewers have noted that there is a wealth of information about jQuery online and someone looking at a particular area of jQuery would probably be better served going online. The book strength lies in that it offers a wealth of information that the reader may not have thought about before. For me it was chapter 14 - "Unit Testing with Qunit".
I would give this book between three stars and four stars because of the lack of depth on the subject matters.
I would recommend this book for someone who is looking for a good introduction into jQuery before they move on to all the online resources that are available.
If you haven't worked with jQuery before then you will benefit from reading this book but if you have, save your money and do your research online.
I would have rated this book higher but I feel there are too many five star reviews so I'm rating it one star.