jQuery in Action, Second Edition
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Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz

June 2010| 488 pages | B&W
ISBN: 9781935182320

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A good web development framework anticipates your needs—jQuery practically reads your mind. You'll fall in love with it when you see 20 lines of code reduced to three. jQuery is concise and readable. And with version 1.4, there's even more to love including new effects and events, usability improvements, and more testing options.

jQuery in Action, Second Edition is a fast-paced introduction to jQuery that will take your JavaScript programming to the next level. An in-depth rewrite of the bestselling first edition, this edition provides deep and practical coverage of the latest jQuery and jQuery UI releases. The book's unique "lab pages" anchor the explanation of each new concept in a practical example. You'll learn how to traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax to your web pages. This comprehensive guide also teaches you how jQuery interacts with other tools and frameworks and how to build jQuery plugins.



Bear Bibeault is a software architect and JavaRanch senior moderator and coauthor of Manning's Ajax in Practice and Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action. Yehuda Katz is a developer with Engine Yard. He heads the jQuery plugin development team and runs Visual jQuery.

Praise for the First edition of jQuery in Action

“Every technical book should be like this one...jQuery in Action is concise but clear, humorous but not silly, and answers all the questions it raises, quickly. The reader is never left wondering 'But what about...' for more than a sentence or two.”
JRoller Online Book Reviews

“Thanks to the authors Bear Bibeault and Yehuda Katz and their exemplary style, this comprehensive book, or operating manual as it might be called, can be taken in a front-to-back approach to learn from scratch, or as a reference to those already dabbling in jQuery and needing verification of best practices.”
Matthew McCullough, Denver Open Source Users Group

“With its capable technical coverage, extensive use of sample code, and approachable style, jQuery in Action is a valuable resource for any Web developer seeking to maximize the power of JavaScript, and a must-have for anyone interested in learning jQuery.”
Michael J. Ross, Web Developer, Slashdot Contributor

“I think that jQuery in Action is an excellent book that will help you learn and understand jQuery. I certainly enjoyed reading the book.”
Gunnar Hillert, Atlanta Java User Group

“This is an excellent work, a worthy successor to others in Manning's "In Action" series. It is highly readable and chock-full of working code. The Lab pages are a marvelous way to explore the library, which should become an important part of every web developer's arsenal. Five stars all 'round!”
David Sills, JavaLobby, DZone

“I highly recommend the book for learning the fundamentals of jQuery and then serving as a good reference book as you leverage the power of jQuery more and more in your daily development.”
David Hayden, MVP C#, Codebetter.com

“8/10-buy it! If you want to learn jQuery then this is an excellent book...”
John Whish, Founder, Adobe ColdFusion User Group for Devon

“It works and makes for a very readable book that you can just breeze through very quickly and pick up and retain a lot of information.”
Rich Strahl, blogger

“I highly recommend this book to any novice or advanced JavaScript developers who finally want to get serious about JavaScript and start writing optimized and elegant code without all the hassle of traditional JavaScript code authoring.”
—Val's Blog

“jQuery in Action offers a rich investigation of the up-and-coming jQuery library for client-side JavaScript.”

“The Elements of Style for Javascript.”
—Joshua Heyer, Trane Inc.


“This book opened the gates to the world of jQuery for me and it encouraged me to learn and exercise the jQuery coolness. I really enjoyed the learning experience.”
Jan Van Ryswyck