Just jQuery: Events, Async & AJAX

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ISBN: 978-1871962529



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  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: I/O Press; 1 edition (June 20, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1871962528
  • ISBN-13: 978-1871962529


jQuery is the closest thing JavaScript has to a standard library, yet many programmers never venture beyond its most obvious facilities. As well as having easy to use and very powerful DOM manipulation features, described in the companion book Just jQuery: The Core UI, it also offers an improved JavaScript event system, help with writing asynchronous code in the form of Promises, and easy to use and powerful AJAX functions.

Written for JavaScript developers working with advanced web pages Just jQuery: Events, Async & AJAX covers the parts of jQuery not associated with the DOM. Specifically it is about how to make use of jQuery’s event functions, Deferred and Promise functions and its AJAX functions. While not every programmer will need these advanced features in the early stages of using JavaScript, they are unavoidable aspects of modern web programming and sooner or later you will find a need to master them all.

This book is about ideas. It does show you how to use jQuery, but mainly by explaining how jQuery approaches the task. Once you understand this there is little need to go over complicated examples where the problem is seeing the big ideas because the small detail is overwhelming. This is not a book of projects or case studies, it is about understanding jQuery.



  1. Events, Async & AJAX

  2. Events, Async & Ajax

  3. Reinventing Events

  4. Working With Events

  5. Asynchronous Code

  6. Consuming Promises

  7. Using Promises

  8. WebWorkers

  9. Ajax the Basics - get

  10. Ajax the Basics -  post

  11. Ajax - Advanced Ajax To The Server

  12. Ajax - Advanced Ajax To The Client

  13. Ajax - Advanced Ajax Transports And JSONP

  14. Ajax - Advanced Ajax The jsXHR Object

  15. Ajax - Advanced Ajax Character Coding And Encoding 


About the Author 

Ian Elliot is a freelance consultant used to meeting challenges in a range of arenas and using all the tools and skills a programmer has in their armoury. A core member of the I Programmer team, he writes on C# and JavaScript as well as all other aspects of web development.