Mastering jQuery

jQuery is a free, open-source, cross-browser programming library that simplifies JavaScript programming and abstracts differences between browsers. Applications that rely on jQuery do more with less code, and developers that use jQuery spend less time testing and debugging to get their code working on different platforms.

Moreover, jQuery is an industry standard that enjoys widespread support among Web developers. With the advent of HTML5 and the popularity of JavaScript as a tool for creating cross-platform applications that run on a diverse assortment of devices, jQuery is an indispensable weapon in the modern Web developer’s arsenal.

Mastering jQuery provides developers with the skills they need to leverage jQuery to its fullest, with a special eye towards cross-platform HTML5 development. It includes in-depth coverage of jQuery selectors, DOM manipulations, event handling, animations, AJAX support, and more, as well as jQuery plugins. Its goal: to bring you up to speed quickly and efficiently, and prepare you to blaze new trails in the fast-evolving world of HTML5 and JavaScript development.