The book’s been a work in progress since 2008 and it looks as though Bibeault was added as an author to get the thing done by the August 2011 target release date. There’s no shame in this; Resig’s a busy guy, and while I’d love to see this book finished, given the choice between a finished jQuery book and continued work on jQuery and all the related projects, I’d always rather have the latter. As of this writing, 14 out of the 17 chapters are done and my guess is that the book looks to be on track for an on-time release.
eval statement and writing code that works across browsers. And finally, there are the chapters that deal with web pages: CSS selectors, the dreaded DOM, attributes and CSS and event handling. All these chapters are chock-full of good code examples.
A little aside: The book uses ninja in the title, but there’s a samurai on the cover. What gives?!
JS had to “look like Java” only less so, be Java’s dumb kid brother or boy-hostage sidekick. Plus, I had to be done in ten days or something worse than JS would have happened.
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