Professional JavaScript for Web Developers. 3rd Edition

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  • 960 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Get up to date on the latest ways to use JavaScript in web development

If you want to achieve JavaScript′s full potential, it is critical to understand its nature, history, and limitations. To that end, this updated version of the bestseller by veteran author and JavaScript guru Nicholas C. Zakas covers JavaScript from its very beginning to the present–day incarnations including the DOM, Ajax, and HTML5. Zakas shows you how to extend this powerful language to meet specific needs and create dynamic user interfaces for the web that blur the line between desktop and internet. By the end of the book, you′ll have a strong understanding of the significant advances in web development as they relate to JavaScript so that you can apply them to your next website.

Professional JavaScript for Web Developers:

  • Offers a detailed discussion of the components that make up a JavaScript implementation

  • Zeroes in on new and emerging APIs such as the Selectors API, Web Workers, and Cross–Document Messaging

  • Explores object–oriented programming in JavaScript

  • Shows how to implement drag and drop file upload with Ajax and the File API

  • Highlights the new core language features introduced in ECMAScript5

  • Explains how to work with data formats such as XML and JSON

  • Looks at what′s coming in ECMAScript Harmony

  • Walks you through creating offline–capable web applications

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FOREWORD xxxi

INTRODUCTION xxxiii

CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS JAVASCRIPT? 1

CHAPTER 2: JAVASCRIPT IN HTML 13

CHAPTER 3: LANGUAGE BASICS 25

CHAPTER 4: VARIABLES, SCOPE, AND MEMORY 85

CHAPTER 5: REFERENCE TYPES 103

CHAPTER 6: OBJECT–ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 173

CHAPTER 7: FUNCTION EXPRESSIONS 217

CHAPTER 8: THE BROWSER OBJECT MODEL 239

CHAPTER 9: CLIENT DETECTION 271

CHAPTER 10: THE DOCUMENT OBJECT MODEL 309

CHAPTER 11: DOM EXTENSIONS 357

CHAPTER 12: DOM LEVELS 2 AND 3 381

CHAPTER 13: EVENTS 431

CHAPTER 14: SCRIPTING FORMS 511

CHAPTER 15: GRAPHICS WITH CANVAS 551

CHAPTER 16: HTML5 SCRIPTING 591

CHAPTER 17: ERROR HANDLING AND DEBUGGING 607

CHAPTER 18: XML IN JAVASCRIPT 641

CHAPTER 19: ECMASCRIPT FOR XML 671

CHAPTER 20: JSON 691

CHAPTER 21: AJAX AND COMET 701

CHAPTER 22: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES 731

CHAPTER 23: OFFLINE APPLICATIONS AND CLIENT–SIDE STORAGE 765

CHAPTER 24: BEST PRACTICES 801

CHAPTER 25: EMERGING APIS 835

APPENDIX A: ECMASCRIPT HARMONY 857

APPENDIX B: STRICT MODE 877

APPENDIX C: JAVASCRIPT LIBRARIES 885

APPENDIX D: JAVASCRIPT TOOLS 891

INDEX 897

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