JQuery: Novice to Ninja

jQuery: Novice to Ninja will show you how to unleash the amazing power of jQuery. In this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll master all the major tricks and techniques that jQuery offers—within hours.

jQuery has quickly become the JavaScript library of choice, and it’s easy to see why. This JavaScript framework dramatically improves how you add interactivity and animation to your website.

What will you learn?

This exciting new 390-page book is perfect for any jQuery user, regardless of whether you’re a beginner, advanced, or somewhere in-between.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to zero in and instantly transform page elements
  • How to create clever animations that attract visitors’ attention
  • How to build cool UI widgets to wow your clients
  • Simple methods to add power to your designs
  • Strategies for advanced plugin development
  • How to simplify the handling of AJAX requests
  • Best-practice code organization methods
  • Advanced techniques for ninja-level developers

EARLE CASTLEDINE

You may know that Earle Castledine (aka Mr. Speaker) is a world-renowned expert on the jQuery framework. He has a unique, quirky writing style that will have you laughing out loud. This is your opportunity to learn directly from one of the world’s best jQuery experts. With a Master’s degree in information technology and a lifetime of experience, Earle has a refreshing and entertaining writing style.

CRAIG SHARKIE

Craig Sharkie’s intricate knowledge of best-practice JavaScript is apparent in his writing. He began his jQuery journey as a Fine Arts graduate turned programmer, and has successfully worked with some of the Web’s biggest names. Craig discovered JavaScript in 1995 and has been an evangelist for the “good parts” since then. This is your chance to benefit from Craig’s extensive experience.

CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, 5th Edition (640-801)

This Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today’s Cisco certification candidates. In addition to the engaging and accessible instructional approach that has earned author Todd Lammle the “Best Study Guide Author” award in CertCities Readers’ Choice Awards for two consecutive years, this updated fifth edition provides:

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Second Edition

Written by college instructors, Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours quickly teaches beginning- to intermediate-level SQL users how to create, store, access and manipulate data using a proven step-by-step format that teaches SQL by example. This book contains a thorough explanation of database concepts, SQL procedures, and low-level programming, enabling readers to gain an understanding of the whys as well as the hows behind SQL.

This book presents complete code listings and output, followed with analysis that explains exactly what the listings are doing. These practical code examples can be incorporated easily by the reader into other projects. Coverage includes SQL, as well as SQL in an enterprise setting and on the Web and Intranet.

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The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP

With over 3 million users worldwide, Adobe’s Dreamweaver is the most popular web development software in the world, and it just took another step forward with CS3, the new version released in 2007. Having come a long way from its humble beginnings as a simple web design tool, CS3 allows you to rapidly put together standards compliant web sites and dynamic web sites with server-side languages and Ajax, and much more.

To complement this great new application, David Powers has written the ultimate guide to it—The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 teaches you everything you need to know about the application, from setting up your development environment environment to publishing your sites and applications on the web, and everything in between.

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Windows 7 For Dummies

The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7. Windows For Dummies is the all-time bestselling guide to the Windows operating system. Windows 7 For Dummies answers all your questions about the interface adjustments and all the new tools in Windows 7.

Whether you’re new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, expert author Andy Rathbone will walk you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. If you’ve never used Windows before, it shows you the things most books assume you already know, like how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. Then it helps you get comfortable using all aspects of Windows 7.

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Office 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

  • Revised and updated to cover changes to all of Office’s applications and productivity tools
  • Offers beyond-the-basics coverage of Office word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail, databases, and desktop publishing
  • Covers Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, productivity tools such as Microsoft OneNote, and SharePoint
  • Thoroughly updated to cover the new Office interface as well as new features in each application

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PHP by Example

PHP By Example will provide web-publishing oriented individuals the opportunity to learn a new, flexible Internet scripting language, PHP. This book will take the reader through step-by-step examples that will help them gain an understanding of PHP. PHP By Example will:

  • Explain concepts in simple, understandable tasks with multiple approaches to concepts that need clarification.
  • Encourage and train the reader to break problems down into logical steps.

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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

powerpoint2007You already know PowerPoint 2007 basics. Now you’d like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you’ll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach time saving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with PowerPoint 2007.

Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks (Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks)

Excel 2007I was really excited about this book but ended up being quite disappointed. My biggest issue was that there was no disk or website where I could download some of the examples. A lot of times I don’t use the disk however given the summarized information, it was important to have here. Second, the first couple of tips were good but they were more advanced and would be difficult for a beginner Excel user to follow unless they already knew the feature from the 2003 version. The book should have started with simpler tips and tricks and then hit the advanced concepts.

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The Definitive Guide to MySQL 5, Third Edition

“For those with a need to know, and those with a desire to learn MySQL, this volume contains nearly everything you would want and expect, not only about MySQL itself but about the software that interacts with it or web servers.” — John Suda, Slashdot Contributor

“I’ve seen the 2nd edition (of) this book and it’s good stuff.” — Arjen Lentz, MySQL Community Journal MySQL 5 is slated to be the most significant release in the product’s history. The Definitive Guide to MySQL 5, Third Edition, is the newest revision of Michael Kofler’s popular book. This is the first book to offer in-depth instruction about the new features of the world’s most popular open source database server. Updated to reflect changes in MySQL version 5, this book will expose you to MySQL’s impressive array of new features: views, stored procedures, triggers, and spatial data types. Whether you’re a novice or intermediate user, you will benefit from extensive coverage of core MySQL features like user administration, basic and advanced querying, and security. You will also be introduced to several standard and third-party tools, like MySQL Administrator, Query Browser, and the popular PHPMyAdmin tool.

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