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A Smarter Way to Learn jQuery: Learn it faster. Remember it longer. (Volume 3) Paperback – February 20, 2016
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I don't know Mark Myers personally, but it is obvious that he cares about his readers. This is communicated through his great learning design and the way he interacts with his readers. I'm a huge fan of his work and his process for engaging with learners. In summary, there is so much you can learn from his 3 great books, but probably even more you can learn by paying attention to what he's actually doing to share his knowledge with the world.
I was a little concerned when I set out on this book that it would be similar to the others where a lot of information is dumped in a few pages and it is left up to the reader to figure out how to apply the examples. Or in many cases, the author will provide an ongoing example that may or may not work when actually coded using current tools. This is not the case with A Smarter Way to Learn jQuery.
Mark does an excellent job of providing small bite size code to learn in each chapter. Each chapter builds on prior material, introducing a new concept. The examples are good. The exercises at the end of each chapter are really designed to reinforce what is discussed in the capture. The exercises don't intimidate, but help illustrate what you should be able to code up to that point. The "live" coding experience also reinforces what you should be able to code "out-of-your-head" in a real live editor.
Because the chapters are small and meant to be consumed in short bursts, this book is a great way to develop jQuery skills for persons who may not have a lot of time to devote to the subject in a single sitting.
One thing to note is that the exercises need to be run from a laptop or desktop. They don't run on a tablet or smartphone. In my case, I have the Kindle edition. This allows me to read two or three chapters on my tablet when I am away from my desk and then when I am at my desk, work through the exercises from those chapters.
If you just want some hardcore dump of information, w3schools has some great free material. In my case, I prefer this approach to being deeply rooted in the technology and using W3cschools for reference and reinforcement.
The author succeeded in dividing the information in small enough pieces that can be easily grasped by person without any experience in the field. The online exercise, although sometimes seems tedious and repetitive helps a lot for retaining the information and boosting the confidence of the newcomer.
You will not become a proficient programmer just by passing through his books, but they are creating the foundation for further development of your programmer skills. For example his books have few theoretical explanations why certain things functions in the way explained and does not explain basic concepts
I cannot say that I have become a proficient/experience programmer on this language but definitively I succeed in getting the hang of it.
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Everything is broken down piece by piece, into small clusters.
Hopefully he writes a book on Bootstrap or Angular next.Read more