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Jump Start JavaScript

JavaScript is the lifeblood of today’s web. If you’re going to learn one new language this year, make sure it’s JavaScript.

Take a quick peek under the hood of the largest social network giant or the smallest bedroom startup, and what will you find? JavaScript. Pages and pages of JavaScript. Twitter, Facebook, and Google are all living, breathing JavaScript beings. It’s the beating heart of the modern web!

Whether you’re a back-end dev, front-end dev or designer, Jump Start JavaScript is the perfect primer to what may be the single most valuable language to know for the coming decade.

What will I learn?

  • Nail the JavaScript FUNDAMENTALS you’ll need to get started
  • Make the DOM dance: CONTROL every element on your page with ease
  • Master the CANVAS: Create compelling games, apps & interactive graphics live in the browser
  • Build perfectly tailored JavaScript SOLUTIONS to the problem in front of you
  • Construct a dynamic JavaScript-powered to-do list app while you’re learning

Who should read this book?
Beginner level web developers. Reasonable knowledge of HTML and CSS is assumed. It’s a fast paced tutorial so may be unsuitable for absolute tech newbies.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Setting Up
Chapter 2. Variables
Chapter 3. Arrays
Chapter 4. Objects and Functions
Chapter 5. Loops and Jumps
Chapter 6. The Document Object Model
Chapter 7. Events
Chapter 8. Canvas

Book Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: SitePoint (July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098733218X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987332189
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