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Learning jQuery 3 - Fifth Edition

By : Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg
Book Image

Learning jQuery 3 - Fifth Edition

By: Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg

Overview of this book

If you are a web developer and want to create web applications that look good, are efficient, have rich user interfaces, and integrate seamlessly with any backend using AJAX, then this book is the ideal match for you. We’ll show you how you can integrate jQuery 3.0 into your web pages, avoid complex JavaScript code, create brilliant animation effects for your web applications, and create a flawless app. We start by configuring and customising the jQuery environment, and getting hands-on with DOM manipulation. Next, we’ll explore event handling advanced animations, creating optimised user interfaces, and building useful third-party plugins. Also, we'll learn how to integrate jQuery with your favourite back-end framework. Moving on, we’ll learn how the ECMAScript 6 features affect your web development process with jQuery. we’ll discover how to use the newly introduced JavaScript promises and the new animation API in jQuery 3.0 in great detail, along with sample code and examples. By the end of the book, you will be able to successfully create a fully featured and efficient single page web application and leverage all the new features of jQuery 3.0 effectively.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Sorting and building rows with JSON

So far in this chapter, we have been moving in the direction of outputting more and more information from the server into HTML so that our client-side scripts can remain as lean and efficient as possible. Now let's consider a different scenario, one in which a whole new set of information is displayed when JavaScript is available. Increasingly, web applications rely on JavaScript to deliver content as well as manipulate it once it arrives. In our third table sorting example, we'll do the same.

We'll start by writing three functions:

  • buildAuthors(): This builds a string list of author names
  • buildRow(): This builds the HTML for a single table row
  • buildRows(): This builds the HTML for the entire table by mapping the rows built by buildRow()
const buildAuthors = row =>
    .map(a => `${a.first_name} ${a.last_name}`)
    .join(', ');

const buildRow = row =>
      <td><img src="images/${row.img}"></td...