Monthly Archives: April 2016

New JavaScript Chapters

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One of the biggest changes in the second edition of the textbook will be the significantly expanded coverage of JavaScript. The first edition (which we wrote in 2013) had one chapter on JavaScript and another chapter on jQuery. In the new edition, there will at least three chapters (and most likely four) on JavaScript. We have recently completed the first draft of two of these new chapters. You can find an outline of the chapter topics below.

Chapter 8 – JavaScript Language Fundamentals

  1. What is JavaScript and what can it do
  2. Where does JavaScript go?
  3. Variables and Data Types
  4. JavaScript Output
  5. Conditions
  6. Loops
  7. Arrays
  8. Objects
  9. Functions
  10. Object Prototypes

This is a lot of content for one chapter. Indeed, in comparison to drafts of other chapters in the (first edition) book, this is the longest of them all. It is currently over 70 pages!

Chapter 9 – Using Javascript

  1. The Document Object Model
  2. Modifying the DOM
  3. Events
  4. Event Types
  5. Forms

Below, you find a few preview images from Chapter 8.

Updated USA University Adoptions

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Today we received an updated list of confirmed universities with courses using our book as a required text. As before, the list does not cover non-American universities, nor is it an exhaustive list. We were thrilled to discover continued strong growth. Last year at this time, the number of universities was 48, and this year the book has been adopted now at 90 universities in just the United States. An international version of the book is available outside the USA, but the publisher doesn’t know which universities outside the USA have adopted it.

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