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Just published: Murach’s JavaScript and DOM Scripting

Mike Murach & Associates has just published a new book entitled Murach’s JavaScript and DOM Scripting. This book is written for developers who want to know how to use JavaScript and DOM scripting to create websites that deliver the fast response times, dynamic user interfaces, and special effects that today’s users expect. Here are some highlights:

#1: Two books in one, it covers both JavaScript and DOM scripting
Most books cover either JavaScript or DOM scripting. But to create user-responsive sites, you need to know both.

So the first half of this book is a course in JavaScript essentials. Then, the second half is a course in applied JavaScript, showing how to use DOM scripting to build applications that run slide shows, use drop-down menus, rotate headlines, sort tables, and provide animation.

As a result, web developers can gain basic to expert skills using a single book.

#2: It provides a fast start
Section 1 is a crash course in JavaScript. In fact, by the end of chapter 3, developers will know how to code, test, and debug applications that include elementary DOM scripting. Then, the rest of the book builds on those skills to cover all the JavaScript and DOM scripting essentials.

#3: It shows how to create and use
event-handling libraries for browser compatibility
One of the headaches of web programming is ensuring that the JavaScript code will work with all the popular browsers.

So this book shows web developers how to create their own event-handling libraries of browser-compatible code. That training also enables them to appreciate…and profit from…the extensive libraries of tested code that are included in the downloadable applications for the book.

#4: It shows 20 complete applications that can be used as models for new apps
The key to mastering client-side web development is to have plenty of applications that show how the features interact and what problems might occur in building a website. So this book shows complete code for 20 professional applications, ranging from forms validation to revolving slide shows.

These can be downloaded for free from the Murach website, so developers can experiment with them on their own.

#5: The paired-pages format lets developers set their own pace
Murach books have a distinctive format. Each two-page spread presents a single topic: the lefthand page explains the topic, while the righthand page shows the critical details, using syntax, code, screen shots, and how-to notes. Both beginning and experienced developers find that this format makes it easy to focus on the information they need, whether they’re using the book for training or reference.

Murach’s JavaScript and DOM Scripting is available directly from the publisher at www.murach.com and from all major retail outlets.

Murach’s JavaScript and DOM Scripting
Author: Ray Harris
Pages: 764       
ISBN: 978-1-890774-55-4       
Price: $54.50

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