JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition

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JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 5th Edition
By David Flanagan
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: August 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-596-10199-6
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-59-610199-2
Pages: 1018

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This Fifth Edition is completely revised and expanded to cover JavaScript as it is used in today's Web 2.0 applications. This book is both an example-driven programmer's guide and a keep-on-your-desk reference, with new chapters that explain everything you need to know to get the most out of JavaScript, including:

  • Scripted HTTP and Ajax

  • XML processing

  • Client-side graphics using the <canvas> tag

  • Namespaces in JavaScript--essential when writing complex programs

  • Classes, closures, persistence, Flash, and JavaScript embedded in Java applications

Part I explains the core JavaScript language in detail. If you are new to JavaScript, it will teach you the language. If you are already a JavaScript programmer, Part I will sharpen your skills and deepen your understanding of the language.

Part II explains the scripting environment provided by web browsers, with a focus on DOM scripting with unobtrusive JavaScript. The broad and deep coverage of client-side JavaScript is illustrated with many sophisticated examples that demonstrate how to:

  • Generate a table of contents for an HTML document

  • Display DHTML animations

  • Automate form validation

  • Draw dynamic pie charts

  • Make HTML elements draggable

  • Define keyboard shortcuts for web applications

  • Create Ajax-enabled tool tips

  • Use XPath and XSLT on XML documents loaded with Ajax

  • And much more

Part III is a complete reference for core JavaScript. It documents every class, object, constructor, method, function, property, and constant defined by JavaScript 1.5 and ECMAScript version 3.

Part IV is a reference for client-side JavaScript, covering legacy web browser APIs, the standard Level 2 DOM API, and emerging standards such as the XMLHttpRequest object and the <canvas> tag.

More than 300,000 JavaScript programmers around the world have made
this their indispensable reference book for building JavaScript applications.

"A must-have reference for expert JavaScript programmers...well-organized and detailed."
-- Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript

JavaScript. The Definitive Guide
JavaScript: The Definitive Guide
ISBN: 0596101996
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 767
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