Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja

Author: John Resig
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617292850
Release Date: 2016-03
Genre: Computers

More than ever, the web is a universal platform for all types of applications, and JavaScript is the language of the web. For anyone serious about web development, it's not enough to be a decent JavaScript coder. They need to be ninja-stealthy, efficient, and ready for anything. Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, Second Edition dives below the surface and helps readers understand the deceptively-complex world of JavaScript and browser-based application development. It skips the basics, and dives into core JavaScript concepts such as functions, closures, objects, prototypes, promises, and so on. With examples, illustrations, and insightful explanations, readers will benefit from the collective wisdom of seasoned experts John Resig, Bear Bibeault, and Josip Maras. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja

Author: John Resig
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 193398869X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

In Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja, JavaScript expert John Resig reveals the inside know-how of the elite JavaScript programmers. Written to be accessible to JavaScript developers with intermediate-level skills. This book takes readers on a journey towards mastering modern JavaScript development in three phases: design, construction, and maintenance. It first establishes a base of strong, advanced JavaScript knowledge. The book then teaches readers how to construct a JavaScript library. It examines all the numerous tasks JavaScript libraries have to tackle and provides practical solutions and development strategies. It then presents the various maintenance techniques required to keep their code running well into the future. With Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja readers will gain the knowledge and Ninja-like skills to build their own JavaScript libraries, or to understand how to use any modern JavaScript library available. What's inside: Introduction Testing and debugging Functions Closures Function prototypes Timers Regular expressions With statements Code evaluation Strategies for cross-browser code CSS Selector Engine DOM modification Attributes and CSS Events Ajax Animation Performance

Pro JavaScript Techniques

Author: John Paxton
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430263920
Release Date: 2015-07-10
Genre: Computers

Pro JavaScript Techniques is the ultimate JavaScript book for today's web developer. It provides everything you need to know about modern JavaScript, and teaches you what JavaScript can do for your web sites. This book doesn't waste any time looking at things you already know, but instead concentrates on fundamental, vital topics—what modern JavaScripting is (and isn't), and pitfalls to be wary of. You will learn about the 'this' keyword, as well as new object tools. You will be able to create reusable code with encapsulation, overloading and inheritance. The most recent techniques for debugging and testing are covered comprehensively, with information on Chrome developer tools, Jasmine, PhantomJS and Protractor. This update finishes with chapters on constructing single-page web applications that dominate the modern web. The book is filled with real-world examples and case studies, as well as numerous reusable functions and classes to save you time in your development. You will learn the practical skills needed to build professional, dynamic web applications. Pro JavaScript Techniques is an indispensable reference for any professional JavaScript web developer—enhance your JavaScript development today.

JavaScript Novice to Ninja

Author: Darren Jones
Publisher: SitePoint
ISBN: 9781492064237
Release Date: 2017-09-20
Genre: Computers

JavaScript is a must-have skill for all web developers. JavaScript: Novice to Ninja is a fun, practical, and comprehensive guide to the modern usage of this deceptively powerful language. Comprehensively updated to cover ECMAScript 6 and modern JavaScript development, the second edition of this step-by-step introduction to coding in JavaScript will show you how to to solve real-world problems, design eye-catching animations, build smarter forms, and develop richer applications. Learn the basics of JavaScript programming: functions, methods, properties, loops and logic Use events to track user interactions Build smarter web forms that improve the user experience Work with the document object model (DOM) and Ajax to dynamicall update your pages Add functionality to your apps using HTML5's powerful APIs Use Test Driven Development methodology to write more robust code Build a complete, working JavaScript quiz app from scratch

Jquery in Action

Author: Bear Bibeault
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617292079
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Computers

Thanks to jQuery, almost no one remembers the bad old days when developers had to manually manage browser inconsistencies, CSS support, and DOM navigation, and every animation was a frustrating exercise in hand-coded JavaScript. jQuery beautifully manages these concerns, and more, through an elegant, instantly-intuitive library that's become a nearly-universal part of the web. And the latest version of jQuery adds even more features and components to make life as a web developer smooth and productive. jQuery in Action, Third Edition, is a fast-paced complete guide to jQuery, focused on the tasks faced in nearly any web dev project. Written for readers with minimal JavaScript experience, this revised edition adds new examples and exercises, along with the deep and practical coverage you expect from an "In Action" book. You'll learn how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, write plugins, and even unit test your code. The unique lab pages anchor each concept with real-world code. Several new chapters teach you how to interact with other tools and frameworks to build modern single-page web applications. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Functional JavaScript

Author: Michael Fogus
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449360788
Release Date: 2013-06-03
Genre: Computers

How can you overcome JavaScript language oddities and unsafe features? With this book, you’ll learn how to create code that’s beautiful, safe, and simple to understand and test by using JavaScript’s functional programming support. Author Michael Fogus shows you how to apply functional-style concepts with Underscore.js, a JavaScript library that facilitates functional programming techniques. Sample code is available on GitHub at https://github.com/funjs/book-source. Fogus helps you think in a functional way to help you minimize complexity in the programs you build. If you’re a JavaScript programmer hoping to learn functional programming techniques, or a functional programmer looking to learn JavaScript, this book is the ideal introduction. Use applicative programming techniques with first-class functions Understand how and why you might leverage variable scoping and closures Delve into higher-order functions—and learn how they take other functions as arguments for maximum advantage Explore ways to compose new functions from existing functions Get around JavaScript’s limitations for using recursive functions Reduce, hide, or eliminate the footprint of state change in your programs Practice flow-based programming with chains and functional pipelines Discover how to code without using classes

Effective JavaScript

Author: David Herman
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780132902250
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Genre: Computers

“It’s uncommon to have a programming language wonk who can speak in such comfortable and friendly language as David does. His walk through the syntax and semantics of JavaScript is both charming and hugely insightful; reminders of gotchas complement realistic use cases, paced at a comfortable curve. You’ll find when you finish the book that you’ve gained a strong and comprehensive sense of mastery.” —Paul Irish, developer advocate, Google Chrome “This is not a book for those looking for shortcuts; rather it is hard-won experience distilled into a guided tour. It’s one of the few books on JS that I’ll recommend without hesitation.” —Alex Russell, TC39 member, software engineer, Google In order to truly master JavaScript, you need to learn how to work effectively with the language’s flexible, expressive features and how to avoid its pitfalls. No matter how long you’ve been writing JavaScript code, Effective JavaScript will help deepen your understanding of this powerful language, so you can build more predictable, reliable, and maintainable programs. Author David Herman, with his years of experience on Ecma’s JavaScript standardization committee, illuminates the language’s inner workings as never before—helping you take full advantage of JavaScript’s expressiveness. Reflecting the latest versions of the JavaScript standard, the book offers well-proven techniques and best practices you’ll rely on for years to come. Effective JavaScript is organized around 68 proven approaches for writing better JavaScript, backed by concrete examples. You’ll learn how to choose the right programming style for each project, manage unanticipated problems, and work more successfully with every facet of JavaScript programming from data structures to concurrency. Key features include Better ways to use prototype-based object-oriented programming Subtleties and solutions for working with arrays and dictionary objects Precise and practical explanations of JavaScript’s functions and variable scoping semantics Useful JavaScript programming patterns and idioms, such as options objects and method chaining In-depth guidance on using JavaScript’s unique “run-to-completion” approach to concurrency

Understanding ECMAScript 6

Author: Nicholas C. Zakas
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277574
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre: Computers

ECMAScript 6 represents the biggest update to the core of JavaScript in the history of the language. In Understanding ECMAScript 6, expert developer Nicholas C. Zakas provides a complete guide to the object types, syntax, and other exciting changes that ECMAScript 6 brings to JavaScript. Every chapter is packed with example code that works in any JavaScript environment so you’ll be able to see new features in action. You’ll learn: *How ECMAScript 6 class syntax relates to more familiar JavaScript concepts *What makes iterators and generators useful *How arrow functions differ from regular functions *Ways to store data with sets, maps, and more *The power of inheritance *How to improve asynchronous programming with promises *How modules change the way you organize code Whether you’re a web developer or a Node.js developer, you’ll find Understanding ECMAScript 6 indispensable on your journey from ECMAScript 5 to ECMAScript 6.

Professional JavaScript for Web Developers

Author: Nicholas C. Zakas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118233092
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Computers

This book provides a developer-level introduction along with more advanced and useful features of JavaScript. Coverage includes: JavaScript use with HTML to create dynamic webpages, language concepts including syntax and flow control statements variable handling given their loosely typed nature built-in reference types such as object and array object-oriented programing powerful aspects of function expressions Browser Object Model allowing interaction with the browser itself detecting the client and its capabilities Document Object Model (DOM) objects available in DOM Level 1 how DOM Levels 2 and 3 augmented the DOM events, legacy support, and how the DOM redefined how events should work enhancing form interactions and working around browser limitations using the canvas tag to create on-the-fly graphics JavaScript API changes in HTML5 how browsers handle JavaScript errors and error handling features of JavaScript used to read and manipulate XML data the JSON data format as an alternative to XML Ajax techniques including the use of XMLHttpRequest object and CORS complex patterns including function currying, partial function application, and dynamic functions offline detection and storing data on the client machine techniques for JavaScript in an enterprise environment for better maintainability This book is aimed at three groups of readers: Experienced object-oriented programming developers looking to learn JavaScript as it relates to traditional OO languages such as Java and C++; Web application developers attempting to enhance site usability; novice JavaScript developers. Nicholas C. Zakas worked with the Web for over a decade. He has worked on corporate intranet applications used by some of the largest companies in the world and large-scale consumer websites such as MyYahoo! and the Yahoo! homepage. He regularly gives talks at companies and conferences regarding front-end best practices and new technology.

Object Oriented JavaScript

Author: Ved Antani
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785884719
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Computers

Learn everything you need to know about object-oriented JavaScript with this comprehensive guide. Enter the world of cutting-edge development! About This Book This book has been updated to cover all the new object-oriented features introduced in ECMAScript 6 It makes object-oriented programming accessible and understandable to web developers Write better and more maintainable JavaScript code while exploring interactive examples that can be used in your own scripts Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for new to intermediate JavaScript developers who want to prepare themselves for web development problems solved by object-oriented JavaScript! What You Will Learn Apply the basics of object-oriented programming in the JavaScript environment Use a JavaScript Console with complete mastery Make your programs cleaner, faster, and compatible with other programs and libraries Get familiar with Iterators and Generators, the new features added in ES6 Find out about ECMAScript 6's Arrow functions, and make them your own Understand objects in Google Chrome developer tools and how to use them Use a mix of prototypal inheritance and copying properties in your workflow Apply reactive programming techniques while coding in JavaScript In Detail JavaScript is an object-oriented programming language that is used for website development. Web pages developed today currently follow a paradigm that has three clearly distinguishable parts: content (HTML), presentation (CSS), and behavior (JavaScript). JavaScript is one important pillar in this paradigm, and is responsible for the running of the web pages. This book will take your JavaScript skills to a new level of sophistication and get you prepared for your journey through professional web development. Updated for ES6, this book covers everything you will need to unleash the power of object-oriented programming in JavaScript while building professional web applications. The book begins with the basics of object-oriented programming in JavaScript and then gradually progresses to cover functions, objects, and prototypes, and how these concepts can be used to make your programs cleaner, more maintainable, faster, and compatible with other programs/libraries. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to incorporate object-oriented programming in your web development workflow to build professional JavaScript applications. Style and approach Filled with practical instructions, the book shows you how to implement object-oriented features of JavaScript in the real world. The to-the-point nature of the book will benefit developers who are looking for a fast-paced guide to learn object-oriented JavaScript.

Beginning Functional JavaScript

Author: Anto Aravinth
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484226568
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Computers

Learn functional programming concepts using JavaScript ES6. You will learn concepts such as currying, partial functions, higher-order functions, and monads. Programming languages have evolved from focusing on procedures to objects and now on function. JavaScript supports functional programming and allows developers to write well-crafted code. What You Will Learn: Master functional programming concepts Identify how functions are treated in JavaScript Understand real-world functional libraries and create a functional library that mimics underscore.js Perform pure-error handling techniques such as functors and monads Discover ES6 functional features such as spread operators and generators Who This Book Is For: JavaScript developers (or beginners) who want to understand functional programming concepts and the functional nature of the language.

JavaScript Unlocked

Author: Dmitry Sheiko
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785885068
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: Computers

Improve your code maintainability, performance, and security through practical expert insights and unlock the full potential of JavaScript About This Book Improve your JavaScript code for better maintainability and performance Discover how to implement scalable application architecture with JavaScript Learn to use JavaScript behind the browser, including its command-line tools, desktop apps, and native mobile apps Who This Book Is For JavaScript Unlocked is for those JS developers who want to see just how far they can push their favourite language through practical insight and techniques. What You Will Learn Make your code readable and expressive by using simple syntax of JavaScript Grasp existing JavaScript collections such as arrays and array-like objects Develop abstract data types in most effective way to extend JavaScript into a more flexible and powerful programming language Examine the pros and cons of JavaScript by implementing real-time code examples Flourish real-time mini-projects by using JavaScript on server side to develop desktop as well as mobile applications Work on parallel tasks with asynchronous JavaScript Improve code maintainability and readability and boost apps performance through JavaScript In Detail JavaScript stands bestride the world like a colossus. Having conquered web development, it now advances into new areas such as server scripting, desktop and mobile development, game scripting, and more. One of the most essential languages for any modern developer, the fully-engaged JavaScript programmer need to know the tricks, non-documented features, quirks, and best practices of this powerful, adaptive language. This all-practical guide is stuffed with code recipes and keys to help you unlock the full potential of JavaScript. Start by diving right into the core of JavaScript, with power user techniques for getting better maintainability and performance from the basic building blocks of your code. Get to grips with modular programming to bring real power to the browser, master client-side JavaScript scripting without jQuery or other frameworks, and discover the full potential of asynchronous coding. Do great things with HTML5 APIs, including building your first web component, tackle the essential requirements of writing large-scale applications, and optimize JavaScript's performance behind the browser. Wrap up with in-depth advice and best practice for debugging and keeping your JavaScript maintainable for scaling, long-term projects. With every task demonstrated in both classic ES5 JavaScript and next generation ES6-7 versions of the language, Whether read cover-to-cover or dipped into for specific keys and recipes, JavaScript Unlocked is your essential guide for pushing JavaScript to its limits. Style and approach This practice-oriented cookbook is packed full of code examples put in the form: problem, classical solution, and methods to optimize webpage in both JavaScript ES5 and ES6 language editions. But this thorough guide is best-suited to those who like to “learn by doing” as the topics are covered using real-life examples and tutorials.

Pro JavaScript Design Patterns

Author: Dustin Diaz
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430204966
Release Date: 2008-03-11
Genre: Computers

With Pro JavaScript Design Patterns, you’ll start with the basics of object-oriented programming in JavaScript applicable to design patterns, including making JavaScript more expressive, inheritance, encapsulation, information hiding, and more. The book then details how to implement and take advantage of several design patterns in JavaScript. Each chapter is packed with real-world examples of how the design patterns are best used and expert advice on writing better code, as well as what to watch out for. Along the way you’ll discover how to create your own libraries and APIs for even more efficient coding.

JavaScript The Good Parts

Author: Douglas Crockford
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596554873
Release Date: 2008-05-08
Genre: Computers

Most programming languages contain good and bad parts, but JavaScript has more than its share of the bad, having been developed and released in a hurry before it could be refined. This authoritative book scrapes away these bad features to reveal a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole—a subset you can use to create truly extensible and efficient code. Considered the JavaScript expert by many people in the development community, author Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of good ideas that make JavaScript an outstanding object-oriented programming language-ideas such as functions, loose typing, dynamic objects, and an expressive object literal notation. Unfortunately, these good ideas are mixed in with bad and downright awful ideas, like a programming model based on global variables. When Java applets failed, JavaScript became the language of the Web by default, making its popularity almost completely independent of its qualities as a programming language. In JavaScript: The Good Parts, Crockford finally digs through the steaming pile of good intentions and blunders to give you a detailed look at all the genuinely elegant parts of JavaScript, including: Syntax Objects Functions Inheritance Arrays Regular expressions Methods Style Beautiful features The real beauty? As you move ahead with the subset of JavaScript that this book presents, you'll also sidestep the need to unlearn all the bad parts. Of course, if you want to find out more about the bad parts and how to use them badly, simply consult any other JavaScript book. With JavaScript: The Good Parts, you'll discover a beautiful, elegant, lightweight and highly expressive language that lets you create effective code, whether you're managing object libraries or just trying to get Ajax to run fast. If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.

Advanced Express Web Application Development

Author: Andrew Keig
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781783282500
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Computers

A practical book, guiding the reader through the development of a single page application using a feature-driven approach.If you are an experienced JavaScript developer who wants to build highly scalable, real-world applications using Express, this book is ideal for you. This book is an advanced title and assumes that the reader has some experience with node, Javascript MVC web development frameworks, and has heard of Express before, or is familiar with it. You should also have a basic understanding of Redis and MongoDB. This book is not a tutorial on Node, but aims to explore some of the more advanced topics you will encounter when developing, deploying, and maintaining an Express web application.