once it was a “toy” language relegated to secondary status it’s now one of the most important
programming languages in the world. With the ongoing importance of Ajax-based development and
As easily the most popular and beginner-friendly library, jQuery is responsible for the lion’s share of
jQuery is more than just a beginner’s choice; however, it’s in use at some of the largest organizations
in the world, adding interactivity to billions of page views every month. Amazon, IBM, Twitter,
NBC, Best Buy and Dell are just a few of the companies using jQuery in production.
With a web-scale footprint it should come as no surprise that jQuery is evolving at web speed. 2011
saw no less than three major releases and the community surrounding jQuery continues to blossom
as developers the world over contribute bug fi xes, plugins and work on related projects like jQuery
UI and QUnit. This fl urry of activity ensures that jQuery presents a full-featured option for any
This is true no matter what programming philosophy or technique is followed: jQuery is
prominently featured in the front end of Java/Spring, PHP, .NET, Ruby on Rails, and Python/
Django stacks all over the Web.
will expand your jQuery knowledge by focusing on the core library with the benefi t of strong
jQuery core concepts. The second half of the book focuses on applying jQuery in the real world,
design patterns applied with jQuery.
Hopefully, this book will give you the hardcore jQuery chops you’ll need to solve whatever
problems the Web throws at you.