paulm at paulm.com
Wed May 7 19:56:44 BST 2008
On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Andy Wardley <abw at wardley.org> wrote:
> Dirk Koopman wrote:
> good place to start for reference material and a general introduction.
> http://jspro.org/ is a good book once you're happy with the basics of
> syntax, and other beginner's stuff. There's more emphasis on what makes
> JS different from other languages, and it gives you a good feel for what
> well-written idiomatic JS should be like. A good "Best Practice" book.
> http://jquery.com/ (by the same author) is a good library to start playing
> with if you're already comfortable with HTML and DOMiness. The basic examples
> show how to tart up web pages with Web 2.0 magic. The more complex examples
> (e.g. extending jQuery) give an insight into the way prototype based
> programming works, so it's pretty good if learn-by-example is your thing.
Simon Willison of Django/python fame just released this talk on jQuery,
He covers the development environment and some important principles of
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