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Writing Simple JavaScript Programs for Your Web Page
By Phil Ballard
Jul 13, 2015
In this chapter from JavaScript in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 6th Edition, learn how JavaScript can be added to your web page, and then about some of the fundamental syntax of your JavaScript programs such as statements, variables, operators, and comments. You’ll also get your hands dirty with more code examples.
An Introduction to Data Visualization in JavaScript: How to Use Data-Joins in D3
By Ritchie S King
Sep 12, 2014
Data-joins are the bread and butter of D3. This chapter from Visual Storytelling with D3: An Introduction to Data Visualization in JavaScript covers how to use data-joins to add elements to a webpage and then manipulate them with data.
AngularJS Fundamental Concepts for Building Web Applications: Part 2
By Jesse Smith
Aug 19, 2014
In Part 2 of this series, programming expert Jesse Smith continues his discussion of AngularJS by exploring modules and services.
AngularJS Fundamental Concepts for Building Web Applications: Part 1
By Jesse Smith
Aug 12, 2014
In Part 1 of a two-part series, Jesse Smith gives you a solid introduction to AngularJS and how the framework is used to create simple web applications.
Building Windows Store Apps with with HTML5 and JavaScript
By Stephen Walther
Feb 20, 2014
This chapter teaches the basics of building Windows Store apps, showing how to take advantage of the features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to build, run, and debug a Windows Store app.
Jumping into jQuery and JavaScript Syntax
By Brad Dayley
Jan 29, 2014
This chapter covers ways to add jQuery and JavaScript to your web pages, creating and manipulating arrays of objects, adding code logic to JavaScript, and implementing JavaScript functions for cleaner code.
Top 10 Changes for Building Windows Store Apps with Windows 8.1
By Stephen Walther
Jan 8, 2014
If you are about to build a new Windows Store app, or you need to migrate an existing Windows 8 app to Windows 8.1, you need to be aware of changes Microsoft made that affect Windows Store app development. Stephen Walther outlines the top 10 in this article.
Using JavaScript to Interact with the Browser
By Brad Dayley
Dec 30, 2013
Learn how to use the screen, window, location, and history objects that provide JavaScript with an interface to access information beyond the web page, and how to use those objects to implement cookies, popup windows, and timers.
CoffeeScript in a Nutshell, Part 1: An Introduction to CoffeeScript
By Jeff Friesen
Sep 11, 2013
Jeff Friesen introduces you to CoffeeScript and shows you how to obtain and use the CoffeeScript compiler.
CoffeeScript in a Nutshell, Part 2: CoffeeScript Language Basics
By Jeff Friesen
Sep 11, 2013
Jeff Friesen introduces the basic language features of CoffeeScript that you must understand before diving into advanced language features.
CoffeeScript in a Nutshell, Part 3: CoffeeScript Functions and Classes
By Jeff Friesen
Sep 11, 2013
One of CoffeeScript's key strengths is that almost everything is an expression. In addition to learning about this concept in Part 3 of Jeff Friesen's four-part series on CoffeeScript, you explore CoffeeScript's new and improved operators, destructuring assignments, decisions, and loops (including 'for' comprehensions).
CoffeeScript in a Nutshell, Part 4: Developing Applications
By Jeff Friesen
Sep 11, 2013
This final installment of Jeff Friesen's CoffeeScript series introduces you to classes and several additional language features: function binding, block regular expressions, closures, and embedded JavaScript.
An Introduction to JavaScript Debugging
By Phil Ballard
Jan 21, 2013
Novice programmers, or those migrating from other languages, usually find the JavaScript language fairly accessible, with plenty of available help and advice on how to get started developing programs. Unfortunately, the many articles and tutorials on coding rarely give much advice on what to do when code doesn't run correctly. In this article, Phil Ballard, author of Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, 5th Edition, introduces some simple but valuable methods for analyzing and debugging your JavaScript code, to make your programming time more productive and less frustrating.
Accustoming Yourself to JavaScript
By David Herman
Dec 12, 2012
As approachable as JavaScript is, mastering the language takes more time, and requires a deeper understanding of its semantics, its idiosyncrasies, and its most effective idioms. This first chapter begins with some of the most fundamental topics.
Taming Networks with JavaScript and Node.js
By George Ornbo
Dec 10, 2012
Node.js offers developers an excellent modern platform for developing networked applications. George Ornbo, author of Sams Teach Yourself Node.js in 24 Hours, explains how Node.js makes network programming easier and faster, with the help of a little language known as JavaScript.
Using Functions in JavaScript
By Phil Ballard, Michael Moncur
Nov 29, 2012
Functions are one of the basic building blocks of JavaScript and will appear in virtually every script you write. In this excerpt learn how to create and use functions.
jQuery, jQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile: Communicating with the Server
By Phillip Dutson, Adriaan de Jonge
Nov 28, 2012
This chapter discusses how to communicate with the server. To demonstrate this, a simple test server is written in Node.js, which is a server-side JavaScript execution environment. After that, various recipes show how to get JSON, HTML, XML, and JSONP from the server by using AJAX methods and functions. This chapter pays a lot of attention to error handling to assure the quality of the end result.
Using jQuery Mobile with QR Codes
By Phillip Dutson
Oct 22, 2012
Phil Dutson, coauthor of Sams Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile in 24 Hours, discusses marketing strategy for mobile devices using QR codes and shows how jQuery Mobile can be used to create a mobile friendly landing page.
Using Node.js and Socket.IO with Twitter’s Streaming API
By George Ornbo
Oct 3, 2012
Learn about how Node.js and Socket.IO can be used to consume data directly from the Web and then broadcast the data to connected clients. You will be working with Twitter’s streaming Application Programming Interface (API) and pushing data out to the browser in real-time.
Exploring jQuery Selectors, Part 3
By Jeff Friesen
Sep 18, 2012
Developer Jeff Friesen concludes his series on JQuery's selectors by exploring filter, extension, and custom selectors.

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