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Michael Moncur
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21 Jun 2006 Sams Teach Yourself
JavaScript is one of the easiest, most straightforward ways to enhance a website with interactivity. Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, 4th Edition serves as an easy-to-understand tutorial on both scripting basics and JavaScript itself. The book is written in a clear and personable style with an extensive use of practical, complete examples. It also includes material on the latest developments in JavaScript and web scripting. You will learn how to use JavaScript to enhance web pages with interactive forms, objects, and cookies, as well as how to use JavaScript to work with games, animation, and multimedia.


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  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Sams; 4 edition (21 Jun 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672328798
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672328794
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 17.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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JavaScript has become the language no Web developer can do without, mainly because it runs in both Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours explains how to include JavaScript code in Web pages, in order to achieve effects such as rollover buttons, navigation menus, pop-up windows, animated graphics and simple forms. The material is presented in 24 short chapters, each of which concludes with a summary, a quiz and several exercises.

In its fundamentals JavaScript is similar to other programming languages, so early chapters teach essential concepts such as variables, functions, arrays, operators and loops. There is also good coverage of how to control a Web page by programming its DOM (Document Object Model) and responding to events such as button clicks and mouse movements. The author explains that there are incompatibilities between different browsers, and shows how to write code that works in all recent browsers, if necessary by detecting which one is in use. There is also a guide to troubleshooting and handling errors. The most advanced chapters require either Internet Explorer or Netscape 6.0, because of limitations in the DOM presented by Netscape Navigator 4.0. Towards the end, you learn how to create a complete poker game that runs in a browser.

This hands-on guide is ideal for those Web page authors who want to dip a toe into the world of Web scripting. --Tim Anderson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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What a Difference a Day Makes!
JavaScript is one of the easiest, most straightforward ways to enhance a Web site with interactivity.

Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours serves as an easy-to-understand tutorial on both scripting basics and JavaScript itself.

The book is written in a clear and personable style with an extensive use of practical, complete examples.

Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, Second Edition will include material on the latest developments in JavaScript 1.5 – the version of JavaScript built into the latest generation of Web browsers from Netscape and Microsoft.

The reader will learn how to use JavaScript to enhance their Web pages with interactive forms, objects, and cookies. You will also discover how to use JavaScript to work with games, animation and multimedia.

The book’s companion Web site will include source code for all the book’s examples plus additional updates, links, and resources for JavaScript developers.

Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours is designed for readers familiar with the basics of HTML and Web publishing, but who are completely new to scripting and who want to learn how to add interactivity or Dynamic HTML to their Web pages using JavaScript. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book for confused beginners. 6 Feb 2001
By Webmonk
Format:Paperback
I tried three other books before I hit on this one. It seems as though javascript is one of those skills where those who are good at using it are bad at explaining it! This one made more sense than the others. I managed to learn a lot about the concepts and the practical applications.
The hardest part for me was understanding functions and variables, which words were key words in the language, and which words were just made up for that particular example. The book that got me over that hurdle was not this one, but Paul Wilton's 'Beginning Javascript'. Check it out!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book shines a light in the darkness 26 Mar 2004
Format:Paperback
If you find javascript confusing this is the book for you. It doesn't tap the full potential of javascript but that is not its purpose. This book is specifically designed to take a beginner and teach them the basics. This, in my opinion, it achieves very well.
Buy a more comprehensive work (such as the javascript bible) after you have worked your way through this book and you'll have all you need to get going with javascript.
If ever your forget something basic, you'll find the answer in this book.
To sum up, this book alone helped me to pass a javascript certification exam.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very quick and concise learning guide 22 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book has enabled me to learn basic and advanced features of javascript within a short space of time. On average, each chapter took less than an hour to complete.
The examples in the book are very helpful, because I can actually try them out myself, and this makes the read more interesting and stimulating. Also, they clarify and further my understanding of the topic.
I would recommend this book to people, who need to learn how to use javascript, but do not have the time to read through a detailed manual.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A concise guide 12 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book provides the reader with a concise guide to develop a basic understanding of the structures and uses of Javascript. I have some previous experience in coding and with this book I was creating useful script for my page in a few hours
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Book starts off well BUT downhill from there 18 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The book starts off really well BUT halfway through the book the author abandons you. There are exercises at the end of every chapter and the author has failed to answer the last half of the books exercises (and the last half of the book is the most difficult part). I am a beginner to javascript, that's why I bought this book! I suppose if you have basic javascript knowledge then this is the book for you, then again this book only teaches you the basics and might not be in depth enough for you. I just found it frustrating when the author gives you a task that you can't get right and there are no answers to show you where you are going wrong. I have 5 other Sams Teach Yourself books and this one is by far the worst.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will be a JavaScript Expert in 24 Hours Time 24 Aug 2006
Format:Paperback
I bought an earlier edition of this book and it literally changed my life. It kicked off the series of events that landed me in a full-time IT Development job, writing secure web sites for Financial Advisors to buy and sell funds and equities real-time.

This is the definitive book for learning JavaScript and this latest edition includes a chapter on AJAX - you might not know what that is yet, but you will... if you buy this book.

It's easy to follow, provides usable examples and the website that supports the book includes a support forum if you get stuck at any point.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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As a beginning programmer, Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours was an excellent place to start. Moncur knows his audience and never goes too fast or too slow, which is the main trap that authors fall into when writing for beginners.

Pitched at beginner programmers, Moncur does not patronise and credits the reader with a level of competence of the workings of the program examples given in the book, yet still talks through the program in enough detail so you are never in the dark as to what is happening. Terms are explained well and the exercises and quizzes at the end of the chapter are always relevant to what has been studied.

Good examples are included and support is supplied from the author's website. This book also touches on DHTML but introduces it well making this not only a good place to start JavaScript programming but a good springboard for complete beginners at web programming with a knowledge of HTML to start designing much more dynamic websites. Highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent choice! 24 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book does get a lot of stick from experienced programmers, but that is not really where the target audience for the book lies. It is aimed, and should be interpreted from the title, at beginners. It introduces the concepts of programming, such as variables, loops, even objects such as the built-in DOM. It doesn't go into much detail, but as an introduction, that is not necessary. Too much detail will confuse those starting out. If you are not familiar with programming, then this book is an ideal introduction to the field and will even help you with the many terms that are used in full featured languages such as Java itself. If you are experienced in programming, then there is so much of this book that will not be of interest, and many chapters will be too basic. In summary, if you are a novice, it's excellent, if you are experienced, then it's probably not for you! Signed A Java programming student!
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