Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Quality JavaScript from Scratch

Category: Articles, Books, JavaScript, Programming

Sitepoint recently posted an excerpt from their new book The JavaScript Anthology : 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks. Its a pretty weighty excerpt, coming out to four chapters and over eighty pages for the whole printable version. There is also a PDF version available, but you have to provide your email address to get the link via an annoying popup window, so I recommend the plain print copy.

Subjects covered include:

  • introduction to JavaScript including basic techniques, debugging, and practices
  • the DOM and javascript
  • frames, including popups, communicating between frames, and getting scrolling position
  • an introduction to basic DHTML for event handling, cursor detection, finding the size and position of an element, and more

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 5:45 am
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It should be pointed out that what they are discussing here isn’t Javascript as much as it’s the use of Javascript as the behavioral glue within a browser…and that like many sites/books/tutorials, they continually confuse/combine things that can only serve to confuse a budding developer in the long run.

Comment by Tom Trenka — March 15, 2006

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