That means you can gain basic to expert skills in a single book.
#2: It provides a fast start
#3: It shows you how to create and use event-handling libraries for browser compatibility
One of the headaches of web programming is ensuring that the code will work with all the popular browsers.
So this book shows you how to create your own event-handling libraries of browser-compatible code, so you can draw on it as needed. It shows you how to take advantage of free, third-party libraries like jQuery and Dojo. And it helps you to appreciate, and profit from, the extensive libraries of tested code that are included in the downloadable applications for the book.
#4: It shows 20 complete applications that can be used as models for new apps
The key to mastering client-side web development is to have plenty of applications that show how the features interact and what problems might occur in building a website.
So this book gives you complete code for 20 professional applications. These run the gamut from business applications, like object-oriented forms validation, to entertainment apps, like a rotating, 3-dimensional carousel of images that the user can control with the mouse or keystrokes.
You can download these for free from the Murach website. Experiment with them on your own, then use them as time-saving models for new applications.
#5: The paired-pages format lets developers set their own pace
Murach books have a distinctive format. Each two-page spread presents a single topic: the lefthand page explains the topic, while the righthand page shows the critical details, using syntax, code, screen shots, and how-to notes.
Both beginning and experienced developers tell us that this format makes it easy to focus on the information they need, whether they’re using the book for training or reference. Again, you can try this out for yourself by downloading chapters 2 and 3 for free from the Murach website.
- Paperback: 764 pages
- Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates (August 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1890774553
- ISBN-13: 978-1890774554