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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

Ajax methods

We can retrieve information from the server without requiring a page refresh by calling one of these Ajax methods. Ajax methods are discussed in detail in Chapter 6, Sending Data with Ajax.

Issuing requests

Ajax method


$.ajax([url], options)

Makes an Ajax request using the provided set of options. This is a low-level method that is often called via other convenience methods.

.load(url, [data], [callback])

Makes an Ajax request to url and places the response into the matched elements.

$.get(url, [data], [callback], [returnType])

Makes an Ajax request to url using the GET method.

$.getJSON(url, [data], [callback])

Makes an Ajax request to url, interpreting the response as a JSON data structure.

$.getScript(url, [callback])

Makes an Ajax request to url, executing the response as JavaScript.

$.post(url, [data], [callback], [returnType])

Makes an Ajax request to url using the POST method.

Request monitoring

Ajax method



Binds handler to be called when any...