Instant jQuery Boilerplate for Plugins [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Build your first basic jQuery Plugin
  • Learn how to make your plugin configurable
  • Get to grips with the structure of jQuery Boilerplate

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 82 pages
Release Date : August 2013
ISBN : 1849519706
ISBN 13 : 9781849519700
Author(s) : Jonathan Fielding
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Instant, Web Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Instant jQuery Boilerplate for Plugins
  • Instant jQuery Boilerplate for Plugins
    • Getting started with jQuery plugins (Simple)
    • Getting started with your first plugin (Simple)
    • Creating a simple JSON reader (Simple)
    • jQuery Hover panels with jQuery Boilerplate (Simple)
    • Writing a carousel with jQuery Boilerplate (Intermediate)
    • AJAX bookshelves with jQuery Boilerplate (Advanced)
    • Writing a validation plugin using jQuery Boilerplate (Intermediate)

Jonathan Fielding

Jonathan Fielding attended the University of Hull where he studied Internet computing. Since completing his degree, he has worked for a variety of companies across banking and marketing fields, developing both frontend and backend systems. Jonathan currently works for McCormack & Morrison, a digital agency based in London, UK, developing responsive websites for clients that include Virgin Active, Nyetimber, and Intent Media. As a regular contributor to open source, he has launched several of his own open source projects, including several jQuery plugins, and regularly publishes tutorials on his blog with the aim of sharing knowledge.

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What you will learn from this book

  • How to structure your first plugin
  • How to use YQL to write a plugin that is able to read from the Twitter API
  • How to write your very own carousel
  • How to write your own jQuery Validation plugin
  • How to test your plug-in with QUnit
  • How to make your plugins flexible and reusable

In Detail

jQuery plugins helps you to extend jQuery’s prototype object. jQuery plugins are used to achieve a specific task with a collection of elements, they are modular and reusable across several projects.

Instant jQuery Boilerplate for Plugins is a hands on guide to writing your own plugins. The recipes in this book will guide you through the steps of plug-in development.

Each recipe is a short tutorial within itself that will help you explore different options available within jQuery by providing a clear explanation on what jQuery Boilerplate has to offer. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to write a plugin and will be ready to start writing plugins of your own.


Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. This book is a how-to manual complete with recipes that range from writing a simple plug-in to adding enhancements/features to your plug-in.

Who this book is for

This book is for JavaScript enthusiasts who are looking for hands on recipes to help them develop their own plug-ins.

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