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Murach's jQuery, 2nd Edition

 
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Author/s    : Zak Ruvalcaba, Anne Boehm
Publisher   : Mike Murach & Associates
Category   : Web design, HTML and JavaScript
Review by : Jeanne Boyarsky
Rating        : 8 horseshoes

"Murach's jQuery" assumes you know nothing about HTML, CSS or JavaScript. It starts from the beginning. The first section of the book covers the JavaScript you need to know in order to use jQuery including the DOM. I like that the book showed how to debug/troubleshoot a web app. There was good coverage of the APIs including mobile and HTML 5 web storage. I like the highlighting in longer code examples to see what is important. I learned about JavaScript strict mode and look forward to trying that in a real application.

So why did I only give the book four stars? I had a few issues that got in my way of reading. The book started using $ syntax in non-jQuery JavaScript before defining it. I also thought it was odd that creating a plugin is covered before forms given that forms are common.

I don't think the book was bad, but it's not my favorite Murach book or my favorite book on jQuery.



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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher for reviewing it on behalf of CodeRanch.

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The figures are numbered - every right page is a figure, and the figure number is at the bottom.
 
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Rob Spoor wrote:The figures are numbered - every right page is a figure, and the figure number is at the bottom.


So they are. I don't know how I missed that. I've edited my review and given it an extra horseshoe.
 
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