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Black Friday Sale; Pragmatic Guide to JavaScript now in print

November 24, 2010

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While you’re getting your list ready (and checking it twice), get your JavaScript on with Pragmatic Guide to JavaScript_, now in print and shipping from

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Pragmatic Guide to JavaScript

JavaScript is everywhere. It’s a key component of today’s Web—a powerful, dynamic language with a rich ecosystem of professional-grade development tools, infrastructures, frameworks, and toolkits. There are so many extensive JavaScript reference books and competing libraries to choose from: Prototype, jQuery, MooTools, YUI, Dojo, ExtJS, and more.

Christophe Porteneuve is here to help: he gives you fundamentals, handy techniques, and the insider’s best practices. If you’re reasonably comfortable programming in any widely known language, you’ll be able to jump into JavaScript in no time with these 35 key JavaScript tasks you need to know.

The Pragmatic Guide Series books feature task-oriented two-page spreads get you up and running fast. The left pages explain the underlying implementation for each task, and the right pages contain code snippets for that task, along with cross-references to related tasks.

You’ll learn essential JavaScript tasks in a framework-agnostic way. Learn how to manipulate the DOM and CSS, and how to use event handling and timers. You’ll discover JavaScript tricks for user interface functionality: tooltips, lightboxes, image processing, infinite scrolling, and more. You’ll work with forms for receiving and validating input and explore the client-server relationship with cookies, JSON, and Ajax, as well as mashups with Twitter, Flickr, and geo-related APIs. We round it off with a cheat sheet that gives you JavaScript at a glance.

Use this Pragmatic Guide to get started creating your own killer web applications, quickly and professionally.

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