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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


The challenge exercises may require the use of the official jQuery documentation at

  1. Alter the buildItem() function so that it includes the long description of each jQuery method it displays.
  2. Here's a challenge for you. Add a form to the page that points to a Flickr public photo search ( and make sure it has <input name="q"> and a submit button. Use progressive enhancement to retrieve the photos from Flickr's JSONP feed service at instead and insert them into the content area of the page. When sending data to this service, use tags instead of q and set format to json. Also note that rather than callback, the service expects the JSONP callback name to be jsoncallback.
  3. Here's another challenge for you. Add error handling for the Flickr request in case it results in parsererror. Test it by setting the JSONP callback name back to callback.