Mastering jQuery

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  • Learn how to better organize your code, using one of the many design patterns available for the library
  • Develop your skills further in some of the core jQuery subjects, such as event handling, using AJAX, and animating elements
  • Develop your skills within technologies where you might not consider using jQuery, such as the Page Visibility API or using node-webKit
  • Explore some of the more advanced tips and tricks for optimizing jQuery to maintain performance
  • Learn how to improve your development workflow when testing jQuery to help reduce the manual effort needed to produce results
  • Automate testing using NodeJS and RequireJS

Mastering jQuery has been written not only to help maximize your skills with core functionality in the library, but also to explore some of the more intriguing ways of using the library to achieve real-world solutions that could feature on any website or online environment.

You'll start with a look at some of the more advanced ways to incorporate the library into your pages, followed by working with forms and advanced form validation using regular expressions. Next you'll move on to animating in jQuery, advanced event handling, and using jQuery effects.

Finally, you will develop practical examples of using jQuery with external functionality such as node-webkit, before finishing with a session on optimizing your version of the library for maximum efficiency and exploring best practices for using QUnit.

  • Create and decouple custom event types to efficiently use them and suit your users' needs
  • Incorporate custom, optimized versions of the jQuery library into your pages to maximize the efficiency of your website
  • Get the most out of jQuery by gaining exposure to real-world examples with tricks and tips to enhance your skills
Page Count 400
Course Length 12 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781783985463
Date Of Publication 29 May 2015


Alex Libby

Alex Libby has a background in IT support. He has been involved in supporting end users for almost 20 years in a variety of different environments; a recent change in role now sees Alex working as an MVT test developer for a global distributor based in the UK. Although Alex gets to play with different technologies in his day job, his first true love has always been with the open source movement, and in particular experimenting with CSS/CSS3, jQuery, and HTML5. To date, Alex has written 11 books on subjects such as jQuery, HTML5 Video, SASS, and CSS for Packt, and has reviewed several more. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Essentials is Alex's twelfth book for Packt, and second completed as a collaboration project.