Bear Bibeault has been working in the area of web applications since the mid-nineties, getting started with beta versions of JSP and Servlets. He is a senior moderator at the popular JavaRanch site, and has contributed articles to the JavaRanch Journal as well as Dr Dobb's Journal online. He is a co-author of the Manning books Ajax in Practice and Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action. He works and resides in Austin, Texas.
Yehuda Katz is a developer with Engine Yard. He contributes actively to jQuery,heading up the plug-in development team. He also runs Visual jQuery, a dynam-ic, browsable version of the jQuery API, used heavily by new users of the libraryand core developers alike.
This book is clear, well explained, with examples to download and easy to implement.
If you've dabbled in jQuery, and gotten tired of not understanding what's going on behind the scenes, this book will explain in clear simple english how stuff works.
Also, I somewhat feel that this book was a little "fluffed" in order to get it to an impressive 400+ pages.
Do not buy it on kindle (desktop version)- the format is all messed up.
Normally manning books are not available on kindle and you can get pdf or kindle version later... Read more
The book clearly explains JQuery in an organized fashion. I thought the api docs were unorganized, but they became a lot easier to process after I had more theoretical foundation... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Benedict J. Fischer
I worked with one of the authors at a previous company and bought this book based on his outstanding software engineering ability. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Take Five
Well structured, easy to read, loads of examples. Even though there's so much written, there are also many leads and suggestions, things to consider and think about and research... Read morePublished 23 months ago by cro
1>read up to chapter 3 and found many command without any example. meaning, you might as well burn this book and find example online
2>incorrect codes,... Read more
First, a cautionary tale:
As a corporate technical trainer, my students are usually programmers with substantial programming experience in various languages and... Read more
I am a middle tier guy in a middle tier heavy, UI tier light, organization, trying to learn Ajax and jQuery to better balance my team. This book has helped me quite a lot. Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by dgodbey
Not only was this book easy to read and follow. My family actually heard me laughing out loud at the cool things jQuery can do. Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by R. Young