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jQuery Compressed [Kindle Edition]

Jakob Jenkov
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Book Description

2nd Edition

The books examples are verified to work with jQuery 1.11.0 and 2.1.0 .

jQuery is a JavaScript API that makes it easy to make your HTML pages come to life. In other words, jQuery makes it easy to modify HTML elements while the page is displayed in the browser. You can show / hide elements, create / remove elements, change CSS classes and properties, react to mouse and keyboard events, use AJAX etc. This makes jQuery the ideal base for RIA (Rich Internet Applications).

"jQuery Compressed" teaches web developers how to use jQuery. The book is targeted at somewhat experienced developers, who already know what HTML, the DOM and JavaScript is. The book is full of examples which makes it easier to get up to speed fast.

Table of Contents

- Introduction (updated, 2nd ed.)
- Overview
- Installation
- The $(document).ready() Event
- The $() and the jQuery() Function
- Selecting Elements
- Traversing Elements
- CSS Manipulation
- DOM Manipulation
- Attaching Data to DOM Elements
- Events
- Effects
- AJAX (updated, 2nd ed.)
- Plugins
- jQuery UI
- Zebra Striping Tables (new, 2nd ed.)
- Form Handling with AJAX
- Modal Dialogs (new, 2nd ed.)
- Generating a Table of Contents
- Creating an Expandable Tree
- Generating a Data Grid Table

Note: The chapter on jQuery UI does not actually describe how to use jQuery UI. It only tells the reader that the framework exists, and where to read more. jQuery UI is an extensive topic and can take up a book in itself.

Second edition of this book contains new content in

- Introduction (updated)
- AJAX (updated)
- Zebra Striping Tables (new)
- Modial Dialogs (new)

Product Details

  • File Size: 453 KB
  • Print Length: 153 pages
  • Publisher: Jenkov Aps; 2 edition (May 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006DI6QJ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed May 15, 2012
By Daniel
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been tasked to maintain some software that utilizes a good bit of jquery, which I knew nothing about. I just wanted a simple, concise, yet organized introduction to jquery, and oddly enough I could find nothing that fit my needs. I wasted about $30 on one book that was overkill and made my head spin. I didn't need to learn how to perform DOM gymnastics. I just needed to learn how to use jquery and what jquery could do. And I didn't want to have to piece together tutorials from 50 web sites. This book is perfect. Straight to the point. Exactly what I needed.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for an experienced developer March 7, 2012
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I've been working in JavaScript for years, so I'm familiar and comfortable with both JavaScript and the DOM. I had heard of jQuery and seen a few out of context examples, but just hadn't gotten around to learning anything more of it. This book was an excellent resource for jump-starting into jQuery. The first half covers the major features of jQuery, and the second half goes through basic but meaningful examples of usage. After reading the whole book and then going over the first half again, I was able to go back to one of my active pages and switch it over from direct DOM manipulation to using jQuery fairly quickly.

All in all, this book delivers on its promise. For an experienced developer who wants to start using jQuery, this book is an excellent resource.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick, Complete overview of JQuery December 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Coverage of jQuery is complete yet terse. I wasn't looking for large examples, just a good overview of jQuery. My understanding went up with each section. Great coverage, great examples. If you have a decent understanding of javascript and the DOM, and just want more info on how to apply jQuery, I highly recommend the book.

I like condensed information so I can speed read and refer back when necessary. I haven't even read the latter half of the book with expanded information. I've browsed it a bit but the first half of the text was sufficient for my needs.

I'm not walking away from the book an expert. Just well informed. Exactly what I needed.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book for experienced programmer June 10, 2012
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I am an experienced programmer but new to jQuery. This excellent book help me to kick start jQuery in an hour. Now I can integrate jQuery into my projects. Many thanks to the author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great jQuery book March 7, 2012
By Martin
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This is a great, short book about jQuery. Most of the core features are covered, in an easy to read fashion. Being an experienced developer already, I don't need long introductions to HTML, JavaScript or CSS. I just want to jump directly to learning what is new - and this books delivers that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tight, good, recommended December 31, 2012
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This short volume was like a Neo download in The Matrix. Gave me what I needed to get into the topic. It is, however, introductory by nature...which is good in its way (causes no confusion). There are similar 'free' guides on the web, like the W3C schools site, but this work puts everything right there in a tight format. I'm very glad I got this rather than a grande late!!

The formatting is good in its electronic form, and it was easy to read and navigate (lots of sections to natigate to). It is the only Kindle text I've ever read, though, so I can't really fully judge compared to other Kindle books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very easy book to understand jquery January 28, 2012
By kartik
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I had to work on a project involving a lot of Jquery with very less time to go through the specifics
and that's when I came across this book. I picked up some books like Jquery in action etc which were very comprehensive but needed a lot of time which I did not have.
This book gives you an idea about jquery which is "To the point" and you can start using the tech in your
projects in a matter of hours.
The language used is very simple and pretty much it covers most of the portions of Jquery which I use during the normal
course of my work.
In all a very helpful book, if you have some prerequisite knowledge about DOM and some rudimentary Javascript concepts.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book its really a Jquery Minimized April 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Hello Everyone

I started working on a small opensource project....wanted to learn the Jquery then searched on this book

The Author have done the fantastic job of covering the jquery in the really short and simple manner without making it confusions...

All examples are clear and perfect for learning the total jquery and the really recommended if u wanted to apply and learn the jquery immediately....

Hats off to author for g8 work
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Still a very good guide to jQuery
The book gives a solid foundation for jQuery, but the information in some sections (like Ajax, as mentioned by other readers) could be expanded.
Published 27 days ago by Yordan Dimov
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not a masterpiece.
I feel like this book was made off-the-cuff. The author used the title ("Compressed") to justify sparseness and cutting corners with his examples, especially in the Ajax... Read more
Published 5 months ago by AmazonBuyer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Really enjoyed reading this. Serves as a reference and to get a general idea of jquery functionality.
Published 5 months ago by natureboy9
5.0 out of 5 stars The examples are just right
The author does a great job of providing examples with just enough complexity to demonstrate a particular feature or aspect of jQuery. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars decent quick intro
Thankfully free of theory, it is a good working intro. As with all javascript, there are dozens if not hundreds of ways to accomplish the same thing. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Gordon Currie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 months ago by wilmer rubio
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book.
Good book.
Published 9 months ago by William Rochira
4.0 out of 5 stars good jquery primer
Very good overview of jquery. You cam get up and running with no fluff. Recommended for experienced developer new to jquery.
Published 10 months ago by Geoff Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Guide To JQuery
I found this to be a nice guide to learning JQUERY. The book is short and precise with some of the functionality that. JQUERY has to offer.
Published 10 months ago by T. Copling
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This book is absolutely a waste of money!
Published 11 months ago by CharlieG
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Writing good technical documentation is hard. I like that challenge. Making the complex easy to understand.

I maintain the website with a tutorial section ( containing more than 500 articles about Java and web development, all available for free.

I have a master of science in IT, and have worked professionally with web and enterprise software development since 1998. Since 2012 I am also working with mobile software development.

I am an entrepreneur and have been independent most of my career. In the first 10 years primarily as a freelancer, and now as an internet entrepreneur and author.


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