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jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide

By : Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg, jQuery Foundation
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jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide

By: Jonathan Chaffer, Karl Swedberg, jQuery Foundation

Overview of this book

If you are looking for a comprehensive reference guide to this popular JavaScript library, this book and eBook is for you. To make optimal use of jQuery, it's good to keep in mind the breadth of capabilities it provides. You can add dynamic, interactive elements to your sites with reduced development time using jQuery.Revised and updated for version 1.4 of jQuery, this book offers an organized menu of every jQuery method, function, and selector. Each method and function is introduced with a summary of its syntax and a list of its parameters and return value, followed by a discussion, with examples where applicable, to assist in getting the most out of jQuery and avoiding the pitfalls commonly associated with JavaScript and other client-side languages.In this book you will be provided information about the latest features of jQuery that include Sizzle Selector, Native event delegation, Event triggering, DOM manipulation, and many more. You won't be confined to built-in functionality, you'll be able to examine jQuery's plug-in architecture and we discuss both how to use plug-ins and how to write your own. If you're already familiar with JavaScript programming, this book will help you dive right into advanced jQuery concepts. You'll be able to experiment on your own, trusting the pages of this book to provide information on the intricacies of the library, where and when you need it.This book is a companion to Learning jQuery 1.3. Learning jQuery 1.3 begins with a tutorial to jQuery, where the authors share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm about jQuery to help you get the most from the library and to make your web applications shine.jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide digs deeper into the library, taking you through the syntax specifications and following up with detailed discussions. You'll discover the untapped possibilities that jQuery 1.4 makes available, and polish your skills as you return to this guide time and again.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

About the Reviewers

Joydip Kanjilal is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET, and the author of a number of books on .NET and its related technologies. He has over 12 years of industry experience in IT with more than 6 years in Microsoft .NET and its related technologies. He has authored a lot of articles for some of the most reputable sites such as,,,,,,, and so on. A lot of these articles have been selected at—Microsoft's official site on ASP.NET. Joydip was also a community credit winner at a number of times. Joydip was also selected as MSDN Featured Developer of the Fortnight in November and December, 2008. Joydip has authored the following books:

  • ASP.NET 4.0 Programming (Mc-Graw Hill Publishing)

  • Entity Framework Tutorial (Packt Publishing)

  • Pro Sync Framework (APRESS)

  • Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET Ajax in 24 Hours (Sams Publishing)

  • ASP.NET Data Presentation Controls Essentials (Packt Publishing)

He is currently working as an independent software consultant and author. He has years of experience in designing and architecting solutions for various domains. His technical strengths include C, C++, VC++, Java, C#, Microsoft .NET, AJAX, Design Patterns, SQL Server, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture. Joydip blogs at and spends his time reading books, blogs, and writing books and articles. His hobbies include watching cricket, soccer, and playing chess.

Dave Methvin is the Chief Technology Officer at PC Pitstop and one of the founding partners of the company. He provides technical direction for the ( web site and oversees software development.

Before joining PC Pitstop, Dave had an extensive career in computer journalism. He served as an Executive Editor at both Windows Magazine and PC Tech Journal, co-authored a book on Windows NT networking, and wrote articles for more than two dozen publications. Dave blogs on Windows issues for the InformationWeek ( web site.

Dave holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. He has been active in the jQuery community since 2006 and has written several popular plug-ins such as Splitter.