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Pro jQuery (Expert's Voice in Web Development) 2012th Edition
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The reason I chose this book over other jQuery books is that it was one of the few based on jQuery 1.7, the current version at the time of purchase (Mar 2012) and it also had some coverage of jQuery Mobile, which is nice. It also includes jQuery UI. Again, this makes this manual quite complete. But still the depth is lacking.
If you like the idea of a thorough hard copy of the manual with some samples to help you through the syntax of jQuery, this book is fine. However, if you are expecting to learn how to program like a "pro," this book will leave you wanting.
If you are a visual learner, this is the book for you. With each sample program, a screen shot is provided, which clearly indicates the effect produced by the jQuery script.
Another area in which the author excels and differentiates himself is demonstrating through the use of simple real-world examples two exceptionally versatile and useful jQuery plugins: tmpl and validate, greatly easing the development process.
The examples in the book are real-world and especially relevant to ecommerce developers. The author even provides an animated ajax-generated progress indicator using an animated gif.
Moreover, the author covers the entire jQuery UI with just as much detail as for the jQuery core including the sample programs and screen shots. A new level of efficiency can be gained while upping web site sophistication and usability. No more guessing how this object works or how that method is called or what needs to be done to display such and such widget. You can take the examples right out of the book and tailor them to your specific needs. The heavy lifting has been done for developers, so they can remain focused on how their web site works rather than be caught up in the nitty gritty details of the interface.Read more ›
It's difficult to write about web and mobile programming because there's a potpourri of starting and ending points. This book starts and ends where I need it. I can see from some of the negative reviews that the scope isn't for them. I say, check out the Table of Contents. If the coverage is what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed. Reading jQuery Pro is not only a solid learning experience but also a joy of the art of technical writing.
So Adam, thanks for coming over. How 'bout a brewster?
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One of the best instructional computer books I have read. Adam Freeman teaches by visual examples, which (to me) is the best way to learn. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Leonard F. Grusk
This author always makes it easy for the reader.
No wonder, I got another book on ASP.NET that I found easy to read and understand. Read more
Book focuses on images. Not enough on the other types of input. The book is good if you know the subject. Not good for learning.Published on January 14, 2014 by Evelyn C Hurley
Adam Freeman is one of the most thorough authors of computer reference manuals. I value his books for their conciseness and ease to follow. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by Rex Campbell
if you are new to using jquery great book, covers a lot of info. Very useful with mvc. boo boo boo boo boo booPublished on October 26, 2013 by Keith Stephens