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I didn't expect this to be an entirely satisfying reference on the subject, but what really irritated me is that this book is chock full of errors that should have been caught before it was published. Most of the errors won't prevent the scripts from running, and in the cases where it would, if you have any experience with html, you'll realize the error as you're typing the script. For instance, for most of the first half of the book, a script is used that creates a button so that you can test the jQuery method being covered. Time after time after time, the code for the button didn't include a closing bracket... easy enough to pick up on, but it should have been easy for a technical editor to see also. There are also a few sentences such as: "Here's something else thing you can do with jQuery wrapped sets."
This book is worth buying if you are brand new to jQuery. It will make the other books that are a little bit more heady easier to digest. If you would like to be a technical reviewer, you might want to contact Peachpit Press. Apparently, they need one.
And most of the sample code changes little from page to page. In general, only a few lines vary with each example. Do we really need, for example, separate examples for fade in and fade out? For slide up and slide down? One wonders if there's some padding going on here. Also, there's also a lot of empty space on most pages. I've got to think that we could save a few trees by eliminating the empty space and condensing the rest down to the essentials. Granted, it's always crystal-clear the way it's presented. But the code is all available for download from the Peachpit site (which is great!).Read more ›
However, if you like challenges and puzzles this is an excellent book as it provides real life examples of "What's wrong with this picture?" (Why won't the example run.)
Sorry. Cannot recommend.
(alert(click event unbound'); $('#target').unBind('click', \ clicker); should read (alert('click event unbound'); $('#target').unBind('click', clicker);
(missing ' before click event and a unnecessary \ )
and on page 109 there is a missing ; which should follow the display: none text - But that's all I've found so far and I'm 85% done with the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Covers things not relevant to day-to-day uses. I was hoping for more guidance using jquery and ASP.NET in the C# environment.Published on June 18, 2014 by Terry L. Arnett
This book as the title suggests will give you a very basic understanding of JQuery but you will need to read other books or read documentation online afterwards to get a better... Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Techie Kev
The first few chapters were error free. Then every other lesson contained incorrect code. Every the downloaded scripts wouldn't work. Read morePublished on March 22, 2011 by Dennis Deacon
I can't believe the author has a Ph.D. from Cornell - how did he lose all self-respect to write this junk? Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by Glenn Nelson
This book is extremely well written and concise. The only problem is it's 225pg's. I have about 15 other Peachpit Press books and they average closer to 400pg's. Read morePublished on December 25, 2010 by jwzumwalt
I still liked this book.
The other reviews are true; it has some errors. Right from the beginning it says you can download the code, but it sends you to the wrong web... Read more
With a million tutorials online touting"A Million and One Ways to do Whatever in Jquery" or "75 Cool Jquery Plug-ins to do whatever" I wanted a book that would give me a solid... Read morePublished on October 18, 2010 by AreaManBuysStuffOnline