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- Add interactive elements to websites
- Put the parts together -- make sense of variables, arrays, operators, branching, and looping
- Explore advanced uses -- see how to use regular expressions, callbacks, anonymous functions, and closures
Open the book and find:
- How to set up your development environment
- What arrays are for
- The importance of loops
- Ways to do more with less code using jQuery
- Tips on modifying styles and colors
- What you can do with AJAX
- Ten common bugs and how to avoid them
About the Author
Chris Minnick is an accomplished author, trainer, and web developer who has worked on web and mobile projects for both small and major businesses. Eva Holland is an experienced writer and trainer who has designed and taught online, in-person, and video courses. They are cofounders of WatzThis?
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- It's expensive, but printed on cheap paper.
- It contains many mistakes, which will make some parts of the book impossible to follow, if you don't already have a background in computing or maths.
- many concepts are introduced without any explanation whatsoever at the time they're first being introduced.
- in order to understand some parts of the book, you're constantly having to refer back to other parts to find out what some of the code means.
Although there are supposedly on-line examples to try, these simply take you to "Coding Academy" and require you to follow the exercises in a different order from the Coding Academy order (presumably because the book is structured slightly differently). It doesn't work very well. In the end, I decided to run through the Coding Academy exercises in the proper order after finishing the book. It's not clear to me whether the authors even have anything to do with the creation of the Coding Academy exercises, although in the absence of anything to the contrary, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on that one.
In summary, if you're looking for a beginner's book on Java Script, I recommend you avoid this one, and pick one of the others after making sure it has a significant positive user rating (which is what I ought to have done!)
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I spent an hour and half going every piece of it, and I could not get it to work. I tried it in different code editors, I typed and retyped and retyped and retyped line by line; character by character. At the end of the hour and a half, my typed code was identical, character to character, with what they write as an example, and it never worked.
After a week of trying this, going through several examples, typing my code exactly as it is written in this book, has resulted in a different result from what they show and claim I should be getting.
Along with this, I have noted several typos which I chalked up to simple editing mistakes, however this is becoming inexcusable coupled with my code results differing so greatly from what they claim I should be getting.
I cannot believe I spent money buying this book, and I will not be purchasing another “Coding with ‘X’ for Dummies” since this is the caliber of work they produce.
This book doesnt teach anything. Waste of money