2- data types and variables 17
3- decisons, loops, and functions. 51
4- common mistakes, debugging, and error handling. 87
6- programming the browser 189
7 - html forms: interacting with the user. 219
8 - windows and frames 263
9 - string manipulation 301
10 - date and time and timers.347
11 - storing information: cookies (do people actually still use this?? i thought people are using sessions)367
12 - dynamic html with w3c document object model page 391
14 - ajax page 491.
appendix a - answers to excerises. 591
appendix c - w3c dom reference page 697
appendix d - latin 1 character set. page 725
index page 733.
What topics are required going from my book to your JQuery book or even your Ninja book? I read that your ninja book isn't exactly for beginners? From your reply, I would need to know about closures. Personally, I found the syntax of the js functions difficult to remember .. I'm coming from a java background. Am I way behind or ..? My original goal was to finish the book I have and then move onto the Good Parts and JQuery.
How does learning JQuery on the JQuery web site compare with your Ninja book? I hear from my coworker that the JQuery site has pretty clear tutorial.
I hope you didn't mind that I posted the above book and page numbers - I did so for you to have an idea of where I'm at.
I looked here for John's 2nd edition of the book:
Features, Functions, and Object
Creating Reusable Code
The Document Object Model
Introduction to Ajax
VS. your Ninja book:
Well, it appears you cover far more topics? I'm not sure if John's 2nd edition book covers closure etc.
Thanks for your time, and hope you don't mind be writing so much.