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Product Details

  • Series: Accelerated
  • Paperback: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (September 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590597648
  • ASIN: B003IWYLC0
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,980,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jonathan Snook is a self-professed web geek who's been involved in developing web sites since 1995. With over 6 years of web agency experience, he has brought his talents to projects with clients such as FedEx, Apple, Red Bull, and the Canadian Red Cross.



Jonathan currently works as a freelance web developer out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and writes on web development for his site Snook.ca.



Aaron pushed pixels and bits as a freelancer for many top companies (Aetna, Deloitte & Touche, Delta Airlines, Guinness, IBM and Scholastic, to name a few) before taking a position at Cronin and Company, a regional advertising agency. At Cronin, Aaron got the Digital department off the ground and set the standards (pun intended) for all web development within the agency. His work on websites for Bertucci\'s Restaurants, Konica Minolta, Mystic Aquarium, TriZetto and several Connecticut state agencies garnered numerous state, national and international awards for Cronin, for both design and web standards. In early 2006, Aaron left Cronin to focus on building his own web shop (Easy! Designs, LLC) and writing more.

In addition to being a member of the Web Standards Project (WaSP), Aaron sits on the Advisory Panel for WOW (formerly World Organization of Webmasters) and is a member of the Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS). He serves as Production Editor for A List Apart, is a contributing writer for Digital Web Magazine, and recently contributed several chapters to the newly-updated Web Design in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition (O\'Reilly). Aaron has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences including COMDEX, MacWorld and SXSW and has been called on to provide web standards training in both government and corporations.

He blogs at easy-reader.net.


Stuart Langridge is quite possibly the only person in the world to have a BS in computer Science and philosophy. When he's not fiddling about with computers, he's an information architect, author of SitePoint's "DHTML Utopia," a member of the WaSP's Scripting Task Force, and a drinker of decent beers. He's also one-quarter of the team at LugRadio, the world's premiere free and open source software radio show.

Dan Webb is a web application developer and renowned JavaScript expert who has spoken at @media 2006, RailsConf Europe, and The Ajax Experience; written for A List Apart and Sitepoint; and is a member of UK web design group the Brit Pack. More recently, he's written the Low Pro extension for Prototype, coauthored the Unobtrusive JavaScript plug-in, and become a member of the newly formed Prototype Core Team.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Smith on June 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs, and Libraries - despite its lengthy title, is a succinct glimpse into the world of JavaScript programming. Primarily written by developer extraordinaire Jonathan Snook, this book also includes contributions from a veritable who's-who of the JS world: Aaron Gustafson, Stuart Langridge, and Dan Webb. They cover a myriad of topics, including object oriented programming, DOM traversal, and popular libraries:

* Dojo
* Ext
* jQuery
* Mootools
* Prototype
* Scriptaculous
* YUI

The book starts off at a reasonable pace, explaining a brief history of how JavaScript came to be, debunking some of the myths around its viability, and showing some of the differences in implementation between HTML and XHTML. Namely, the use of CDATA for inline scripts. Snook also clarifies the meaning of Ajax, which originally stood for "Asynchronous JavaScript and XML," but has since come to encompass any asynchronous browser - server interaction.

Another topic covered by Snook is that of code maintainability and debugging. While JavaScript comprises one-third of the "holy trinity" (HTML, CSS, JS) of web development, the W3C only offers validation services for the first two. As one transitions from a code savvy designer who can do HTML and CSS, it can be somewhat confusing, left to one's own devices to learn JS.

Luckily, there are plenty of tools available, but one has to look beyond the W3C to find them. Such helpful allies are the Firebug and Web Developer extensions for Firefox, and JSLint - an irreplaceable JS code verifier that offers a variety of strictness and integrity settings. Snook explains how to use these to your advantage, using console.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nate Klaiber on October 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
Accelerated DOM Scripting, Ajax, APIs, and Libraries by Jonathan Snook, Aaron Gustafson, Stuart Langridge, and Dan Webb is not just another book on DOM scripting. There are many excellent DOM scripting and JavaScript books available to us as developers. Some are thorough explanations of JavaScript with a little bit about the DOM, while others are full blown books on the subject of DOM scripting. This book takes a slightly different direction discussing DOM scripting in light of Ajax, the array of APIs available, and the many libraries available that help us rapidly develop our applications. Upon hearing of the arrival of this book, I was worried that it might be something that would be considered obsolete the week after it was published due to the rapid rate of change in libraries and APIs. After reading this book, that worry was put to rest as each of the authors did an excellent job of digging into the guts of the libraries, exposing how things are done, how you could do it yourself, and how a library could be of assistance to you.

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Chapter 1 starts us off with an explanation of the state of JavaScript. JavaScript has been abused heavily in the past, and due to this abuse and its inconsistencies - many developers chose to shy away. However, this is no longer the case. Along with explaining the state of JavaScript, we get to look at ways to manage our JavaScript code as well as debug our code. This gives us the tools we need as we begin development throughout the rest of the chapters.

Chapter 2 dives into HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Often referred to as the trinity of front-end development, it is valuable for you to understand the purpose of each, and how they interact with one another.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zenlang on August 12, 2009
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Book with high density ..... unlike most books which tend to be an excercise in verbosity.
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