Master jQuery with the help of 10 practical projects using Packt's new book and eBook

April 2013 | Open Source, Web Development

Packt is pleased to announce the release of jQuery Hotshot, a book that takes a hands-on tutorial approach and gives a step-by-step walkthrough of 10 individual jQuery projects that each focus on producing a specific, real-world product or application. The book features an in-depth coverage of all jQuery interfaces, including jQuery Plugins, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile.

About the Author: Dan Wellman is a front-end engineer from the South Coast of the UK. By day he works for Skype, writing application-grade JavaScript, and by night he writes books and tutorials focused mainly on front-end development. He is also a staff writer for the Tuts+ arm of the Envato network, and occasionally writes for .Net magazine. He has authored 7 books to date.

jQuery is a multi-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. The purpose of jQuery is to make it much easier to use JavaScript on a website.

jQuery Hotshot covers 10 projects designed to familiarise the reader with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery's official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. The book will show the reader how to use the latest version of jQuery (1.9) in real-world situations.

Some of the projects that are covered in this book include a drag-and-drop puzzle game, a browser extension, a multi-file drag-and-drop uploader, an infinite scroller, a sortable table, and a heat map. The reader can benefit from this book by learning which jQuery methods and techniques to use in which situations.

The table of contents for this book is as follows:

Project One: Sliding Puzzle
Project Two: A Fixed Position Sidebar with Animated Scrolling
Project Three: An Interactive Google Map
Project Four: A jQuery Mobile Single-page App
Project Five: jQuery File Uploader
Project Six: Extending Chrome with jQuery
Project Seven: Build Your Own jQuery
Project Eight: Infinite Scrolling with jQuery
Project Nine: A jQuery Heat Map
Project Ten: A Sortable, Paged Table with Knockout.js

This book is aimed primarily at front-end developers, preferably already with a little jQuery experience, or those people that simply want to build on their existing skills with jQuery.

jQuery Hotshot
Ten practical projects that exercise your skill, build your confidence, and help you master jQuery

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