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JavaScript: A Beginner's Guide, Fourth Edition [Paperback]

John Pollock
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Book Description

1 May 2013 0071809376 978-0071809375 4

Fully updated for the latest JavaScript standard and featuring a new chapter on HTML5 and jQuery

JavaScript: A Beginner's Guide shows how to create dynamic Web pages complete with special effects using today's leading Web development language. With the growth of HTML 5, JavaScript is expected to grow even more to script the canvas element, add drag and drop functionality, and more. This fast-paced tutorial provides step-by-step coverage of the fundamentals, including variables, functions, operators, event handlers, objects, arrays, strings, and forms. The book then moves to more advanced techniques, including debugging, accessibility, and security. This pedagogically rich, hands-on guide explains how JavaScript works with HTML 5 and covers the new features available in JavaScript.

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert--Q & A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Self-Tests--End-of-chapter reviews to test your knowledge
  • Annotated syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated
  • Code downloads provided for projects in the book

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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne; 4 edition (1 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071809376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071809375
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John Pollock operates and serves as an author for Script the Web. He has been working on Web sites since 1995, and has previously operated two other Web development-related sites from 1997-2010 which were known for their easy-to-follow HTML and JavaScript tutorials. Pollock brings over 15 years of practical experience with JavaScript and the Web, including writing tutorials on these topics.

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Just great book! I would suggest for everyone who want to start with javascript! If you've got prior knowledge about other programming languages such as php the first 200 pages gonna be really quick.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good book 17 Feb 2014
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This is my textbook for a college level class. I learn by doing. For me, the only deficiency is there are not enough problems to work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super Book 28 Nov 2013
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I use this book as a companion to a course I'm taking. The book is well layed out with coding labs and self tests at the end of every chapter.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 3 July 2014
By Engineer - Published on
This book is fantastic: It shows you and guides you step by step on the material and exercises. The Webpage for the book (listed on page #3) is great: The documentation and examples are clear and easy to follow. For beginners like me, Google Chrome has a
"Tools->JavaScript Console" application where one can enter commands and see results dynamically. In addition, Firefox has an application called "Scratchpad" that can also be used to experiment with JavaScript.
4.0 out of 5 stars JavaScript: A Beginner's Guide, Fourth Edition 16 Jun 2014
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This is indeed a beginner's book. I like the assignments not to tough but they do show what is explained in the book.

I gave it a 4 star rating because of the lists of procedures and methods. I found them to be most helpful even if the book did not explain everyone of them. I was able to get a lot of them to work.
You will still need more instructions after this but it is definitely for beginners.
4.0 out of 5 stars JavaScript 26 April 2014
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This book was for my grandson. He is a computer enthusiast and is into computer programing. Just what he needed.
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