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  • Paperback: 540 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (2 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449393217
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449393212
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 3.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ryan Benedetti holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Montana and works as a Web Developer/Multimedia Specialist for the University of Portland. He works with Flash, ActionScript, Adobe's Creative Suite, Drupal, Liferay Portal, and Apache's Jakarta Velocity Templating language.

For seven years, Ryan served as Department Head for Information Technology and Computer Engineering at SKC. Prior to that, he worked as editor and information systems specialist for a river, stream, and wetland research program in the School of Forestry at the University of Montana.

Ryan's poems have been published in Cut Bank and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse. He spends his free hours painting, cartooning, playing blues harmonica, making Flash learning toys, and practicing zazen. He spends his best moments with his daughter, his son, and his sweetheart, Shonna, in Portland, OR.

Ronan Cranley is the Senior Web Developer/Systems Manager at University of Portland, Oregon. He has worked on an array of different projects in PHP, VB.Net, C# and Java. These include a client-side GIS system, a homegrown content management system, a calendaring/scheduling system, and a jQuery/Google Maps mashup. Ronan also serves as the SQL Server DBA for the University.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mko on 10 Oct. 2011
Format: Paperback
It might sound strange, but first thing I am grateful to Ryan and Ronan is mentioning TextWrangler in the beginning of the book. This way I got familiar with very simple, useful, and free (free as in free beer) editor for Mac OS

I haven't used jQuery before, and I wanted to see what it is all about. First of all, I like to learn by examples - and you got them here. All in one piece - zipped - directly on your hard drive from the Head First Lab web page (each example contains corresponding jQuery library). This is nice. You simply don't have to copy-paste everything you see in the book into your text editor. When it comes to the content. Well, this is always hard thing to judge. I know people who hate Head First series. They say it is not sophisticated enough. I am, on the contrary, a great fan of Head First. jQuery, like any other Head First series book, gives you simple, straight overview of the topic. OK, it will not provide you with as much text as other books, but hey, "A picture is worth a thousand words". And you will find lots of them here. However, if you consider yourself a hacker, don't buy it. It's rather for beginners. If you are a beginner - I'd consider buying it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Emmster TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 May 2012
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First of all - I agree with the "who should read this book" section of the introduction:
- if you've done some web development (a little html + a little javascript) you'll be better prepared.
- if you prefer a conversational & visual learning experience.

If you are completely new to web dev, want a JQuery reference or prefer standard format texts - this isn't a book you should buy.

It is about learning the *basics* of JQuery, and doing it in the Head First style. It is not a JQuery reference/cookbook. Right at the end they say "we've tried to cover the main stuff a person new to JQuery should know..." and they are correct - what you get is the basics and, hopefully, the confidence to then strike out on your own with more advanced material.

If you've never purchased a Head First book before, you need understand the way they are structured. When compared to most reference/educational books their approach is unconventional.
Firstly they adopt a highly visual approach: lots of pictures with text around them. The novelty value is supposedly a trigger to your brain that this stuff is worth remembering. The style is conversational and personalized (their words!) to draw you into the book, getting pleasure from reading it as well as learning the subject matter. The Q & A sessions aren't left until the end of the chapter - they are introduced as the material is presented, giving you a chance to try and imprint the knowledge there and then. Also, the quizzes/activities are in different formats, some multiple choice, some more open-ended, but they all fit into a wider 'story' that runs through the chapter/book and is the skeleton upon which the meat of the book hangs.
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By Neil Nand on 6 Jun. 2014
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Purchased this for the Kindle but that is certainly not the right format for this book, part of what makes this books teaching methods different is the tasks it sets making you do something rather than just read, examples being crosswords, moving phrases into the correct spots to make a sentence or code make sense and a few others. None of this can be done on the Kindle, this is certainly a book to be purchased in its paper form.

The other problem I came across on the Kindle was that not all the text formatted correctly, it has a "There's no dumb questions" section every so often which has what I guess are questions that they think the user might have at that point and they answer them. On the Kindle part of the sentences some times get cut off and the text size on this section some times goes really small.

As for the book itself, would it be good to learn from if I had gotten the paper version? I'm not sure, turns out I knew more about jQuery that I thought so I didn't learn to much, that's not the books fault though, what I can say is that the way it teaches is different to most other programming books and more 'interactive' so if other programming books haven't worked for you then give this a try.
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Lovely book well design, this was the first book from Head First I brought, I intend to be your regular customer because the way the books written gives you good introduction, and all the following pages are very well written apart of one, but that's okay is one out of five so it's acceptable.
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