jQuery: Novice to Ninja: New Kicks And Tricks


Simple, fast and versatile JavaScript, the way it should be!

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jQuery: Novice to Ninja, 2nd Edition is your fast track to mastering jQuery—the all-conquering JavaScript framework. Used by over half the world’s top 10,000 websites, jQuery is the fastest, most efficient way to add killer functionality to your site.

What will I learn?

In the second edition of this practical and fun-to-read book, you’ll learn the fundamentals of jQuery, adding interactivity and animation to your websites. You’ll then move on to more sophisticated techniques, including using plugins, UI widgets, and the brand new jQuery Mobile framework.

Who should read this book?

If you’re a front-end Designer looking to add a dash of cool interactivity to your sites, and you’ve heard all the buzz about jQuery and want to find out what the fuss is about, this book will put you on the right track. If you’ve dabbled with JavaScript, but been frustrated by the complexity of many seemingly simple tasks, we’ll show you how jQuery can help you. You should already have intermediate to advanced HTML and CSS skills, as jQuery uses CSS-style selectors to zero in on page elements. Some rudimentary programming knowledge will be helpful to have, as jQuery, – despite its clever abstractions – is still based on JavaScript.

Meet the Authors

Sporting a Masters in Information Technology and a lifetime of experience on the Web of Hard Knocks, Earle Castledine (aka Mr Speaker) is a world-renowned expert on the jQuery framework. When not conducting countless web-based experiments, he’s sharing his expertise to audiences all over the globe.

Craig Sharkie started his jQuery journey as a fine arts graduate turned programmer, working with some of the Web’s biggest names, including AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo. Craig discovered JavaScript in 1995 and was an evangelist for the “good parts” before Douglas Crockford coined the term. He now brings that extensive experience to jQuery.

Customer reviews


“Very well organized, much better than other books on this subject I've examined. Clearly written and easy to find what I need in the index.”


“Fantastic book, filled with useful content on jQuery. My experience is mainly with server side development and I'm very much a beginner with jQuery. I've learnt a lot about jQuery and also a lot about how to think like a front-end developer. This book really lives up to its title.”


“The book is a great intro into jQuery. Well done and I'd have no hesitation using your material again.”

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