Since it allows for the development of web applications that work with all major browsers without the need for further tinkering or bug fixing, jQuery is an incredibly compelling API. Its incredible scalability, thanks to its excellent plug-in structure, also means that developers can use it for myriad projects – even jQuery’s creator and lead developer, John Resig, admits in his foreword that the results possible have been an eye-opener for him.
With no fewer than 20 editorial contributors for different chapters and aspects of the book, the jQuery Cookbook doesn’t have the cohesion of a single voice running through it – despite a decent structure and layout, it does come across a little disjointed due to this. That said, the 450+ pages on offer take the reader from the grassroots basics right through to the use of jQuery in large-scale projects. The first edition of jQuery Cookbook is available now and published by O’Reilly.
This article originally appeared in issue 85 of Linux User & Developer.
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