9th out of 27 books — 2 voters
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Paperback, 538 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by Pogue Press
(first published July 1st 2008)
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Not bad, but very much oriented toward beginners with no programming experience at all.
This book was a life-saver when I started web development. At the time, I had very little programming experience and the coding help I received from co-workers was well-intentioned but full of assumptions and jargon. This "missing manual" filled in the gaps from knowledge my mentors took for granted.
a one time read cursory overview of client side technology. it succeeds in its goal of introducing not only jquery but CSS and Dom manipulation in general. if you are in the position where you want to learn these technologies with little front end background this will be a fine choice but if you are looking for a jquery in depth reference you'll probably want something else. not a bad read for a server side guy but I won't revisit it after getting a handle on the basics of front end with this bo ...more
Excellent book for beginners with little programming experience. Since I am an experienced programmer who is dabbling in web scripting, the book was a bit too light for me. However the examples cover most of the popular usecases such as form validation, tooltips, image rollovers and ajax. I definitely learned a lot about jQuery, CSS and HTML.
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