jQuery Fundamentals


jQuery Fundamentals is designed to get you comfortable working through common problems you will be called upon to solve using jQuery.

  • JavaScript Basics – Syntax basics, operators, operations on numbers & strings, logical operators, comparison operators, loops, arrays, objects, functions, scope, closures
  • jQuery Basics
  • jQuery Core – Utility methods, checking types, data methods,
  • Events – jQuery provides simple methods for attaching event handlers to selections. When an event occurs, the provided function is executed. Inside the function, this refers to the element that was clicked
  • Effects – jQuery makes it trivial to add simple effects to your page. Effects can use the built-in settings, or provide a customized duration. You can also create custom animations of arbitrary CSS properties
  • Ajax – Examines key concepts such as GET vs Post and Data Types, jQuery’s Ajax-related methods, Ajax and Forms, Ajax Events
  • Plugins – Make your own plugins and use them privately in your code or you can release them into the wild. There are thousands of jQuery plugins available online
  • Performance Best Practices – covers a number of jQuery and JavaScript best practices: Cache length during loops, append new content outside of a loop, keep things dry, beware anonymous functions, optimize selectors, use event delegation, detach elements to work with them, use stylesheets for changing CSS on many elements, and more
  • Code Organization – takes a look at various code organization patterns you can use in your jQuery application and explore the RequireJS dependency management and build system
  • Custom Events – open up a whole new world of event-driven programming. In this chapter, the authors uses jQuery’s custom events system to make a simple Twitter search application


Author:Rebecca Murphey




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