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jQuery: Novice to Ninja 2nd Edition
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This book covers all the key topics, but the best part of this book is that it's written in a way which is easy to understand - it's not so technical and boring that you'll fall asleep after reading 2 pages. I wish more books were written like this! There are some good real-world examples in this book as well. Highly recommended!
I'm not a JS expert (at all - in fact, I still maintain deep reservations about the language, but that's another story) so this book was exactly right for me: doesn't assume any JS experience and will explain all that is necessary to follow along the examples.
The information provided was good to get started, but, be warned, to actually use the tools demonstrated in the book, you'll necessarily need to either access the API docs on JQuery or do some research on StackOverflow: which is exactly right, a book should not be a substitute for using your brain and looking up the documentation.
Also, the title is a bit misleading: don't expect to be a JQuery "ninja" by the time you've finished the book: there's a lot of practical detail that, as mentioned above, you'll have to gleam from other sources.
But, all in all, it's a good introductory book, it serves its purpose, and I'd recommend it.
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Pretty good book on the whole, I'm really learning a lot. The examples are nice and concise and are focused on the topic at hand without a lot of extraneous material. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lady Bug
Going through the book still, but it's written in a way that's easy to understand.
One thing though... Read more
My only comment is this book ( pretty much ) spoon feed you JQ. If you can not follow it, I'd say programming isn't for you.Published 19 months ago by Hisham Elattar
This is an excellent jQuery book with a ton of examples. I would highly suggest this to anyone looking to learn the language.Published 24 months ago by bszen27
Great Book. Book was well worn, not exactly like description, but pages not torn or marked on. Book was not used book that had set on shelf. Read morePublished on April 30, 2014 by L. Elliott
I love this book. It's written very clearly and concisely. While it's easy to read as a reference book, but it's not for beginners. Read morePublished on February 28, 2014 by SF Beach
It started at a good pace. For a beginner, I could understand the flow and really understand the logic. Then, suddenly, starting Chapter 6 - ajax, it lost me entirely... Read morePublished on November 29, 2013 by none
I really enjoyed reading this book, it helps you understand the core concepts of jQuery. It was well worth the money and now I can use it as a desktop reference whenever I need it.Published on August 2, 2013 by Bill Jones