jQuery in Action, like jQuery itself, is a concise tool designed to make you a more efficient and effective web developer. In a short 300 pages, this book introduces you to the jQuery programming model and guides you through the major features and techniques you'll need to be productive immediately. The book anchors each new concept in the tasks you'll tackle in day-to-day web development and offers unique lab pages where you immediately put your jQuery knowledge to work.
About the Author
Bear Bibeault has been working in the area of web applications since the mid-90s, getting started with beta versions of JSP and Servlets. He is a senior moderator at the popular JavaRanch site, and has contributed articles to that site's JavaRanch Journal. He also co-authored two other Manning books: Ajax in Practice and Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action. Bear works and resides in Austin, TX. Yehuda Katz contributes actively to jQuery, heading up the plugin development team. He also runs Visual jQuery, a dynamic, brosable version of the jQuery API, used heavily by new users of the library and core developers alike. Born in Minnesota and raised in New York, he now lives in sunny Santa Barbara, CA, where he works for Procore Technologies.