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jQuery in Action, Second Edition

Published by Manning Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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A really good web development framework anticipates your needs. jQuery does more-it practically reads your mind. Developers fall in love with this JavaScript library the moment they see 20 lines of code reduced to three. jQuery is concise and readable.

jQuery in Action, Second Edition is a fast-paced introduction and guide. It shows you how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax to your web pages. The book's unique "lab pages" anchor the explanation of each new concept in a practical example. You'll learn how jQuery interacts with other tools and frameworks and how to build jQuery plugins. This book requires some knowledge of JavaScript and Ajax but no previous experience with jQuery.

This revised and expanded second edition includes even more lab pages than before, along with numerous examples that show the latest best practices developed by the jQuery community. It provides full coverage of jQuery 1.4, along with a deeper look at the ever-expanding world of jQuery plug-ins.

Free digital edition

This book is available free of charge in digital form, including PDF, Kindle, and ePub, from Manning's website for those who own a print copy. The Kindle format ebook is 8.1 MB in size. Instructions on how to register your copy and download the ebook are found inside the book.

Bear Bibeault is a web developer and coauthor of Ajax in Practice, Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action, and jQuery in Action from Manning Publications.

Yehuda Katz is the founder of the EmberJS framework, a former lead developer on SproutCore, and is well-known for his contributions to Rails 4, jQuery, Bundler, and Merb.