Build a data-driven web application using JSON with Packt's riveting New Book and eBook!

November 2013 | Java, Open Source

Packt is proud to present its latest publication, JavaScript and JSON Essentials by Sai Srinivas Sriparasa. This book is a step-by-step guide that will introduce the readers to JSON and help them understand how the lightweight JSON data format can be used in different ways either to store data locally or to transfer data over the Internet. It will teach the readers how to use JSON effectively with JavaScript. The book is 120 pages long and is priced at $29.99 while the eBook is $15.29.

About the Author :

Sai Srinivas Sriparasa is a web developer and an open source evangelist living in the Stamford area. Sai was the lead developer for building Dr. Oz’s website, and has led teams for companies such as Sprint Nextel, West Interactive, and Apple. Sai’s repertoire includes JavaScript, PHP, Python, HTML5, responsive web development, ASP.NET, C#, and Silverlight.


JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight text-based code to create objects to transfer data over the Internet. It is a data exchange format that is human-readable (like XML, but without the markup around your actual payload) and its syntax is a subset of the JavaScript language that was standardized in 1999.


JavaScript and JSON Essentials is a great resource for developers who would like to learn more about JSON and who wish to apply it in their own projects. The book begins with a brief refresher course on JavaScript before taking the readers through how JSON data can be transferred via synchronous, asynchronous, and cross-domain asynchronous HTTP calls. JSON is not just about data transfer; this book throws light on the alternate implementations of JSON as well.


The readers will learn the data types that JavaScript uses and how those data types can be used in JSON. They will go through the concepts of how to create, update, parse, and delete a JSON object. They will also look at the different techniques of loading a JSON file onto a web page, how to use jQuery to traverse through an object, and how to perform access operations. The readers will also go over a few resources that will make debugging JSON quick and easy.


Following are the chapters in the book:

Chapter 1: JavaScript Basics

Chapter 2: Getting Started with JSON

Chapter 3: Working with Real-time JSON

Chapter 4: AJAX Calls with JSON data

Chapter 5: Cross-domain Asynchronous Requests

Chapter 6: Building the Carousel Application

Chapter 7: Alternate Implementation of JSON

Chapter 8: Debugging JSON

 


JavaScript and JSON Essentials
This book is a great resource for developers who would like to learn more about JSON and who wish to apply it in their own projects. It will be useful to have some prior knowledge of HTML and JavaScript to help you understand the concepts covered in this book. Some familiarity with a server-side language such as PHP, C#, or Python would also be beneficial, but this is not compulsory.

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/javascript-and-json-essentials/book

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