JavaScript in easy steps, 6th edition


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Create exciting web pages that employ the power of JavaScript to provide functionality
Ideal for the newcomer to JavaScript

192 pages
By: Mike McGrath
Publication: February 28th, 2020
ISBN: 9781840788778

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JavaScript in easy steps, 6th edition instructs the user how to create exciting web pages that employ the power of JavaScript to provide functionality. You need have no previous knowledge of any scripting language so it’s ideal for the newcomer to JavaScript. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of JavaScript and be able to add exciting dynamic scripts to your own web pages.

JavaScript in easy steps, 6th edition begins by explaining how to easily incorporate JavaScript code in an HTML document. Examples demonstrate how to use built-in JavaScript functions to work with Math, date and time, random numbers, cookies, text strings, and elements of web pages via the Document Object Model (DOM). You will learn how JavaScript is used with HTML submission forms and how JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is used for asynchronous browser-server communication. The book examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing how to create behaviours for an HTML document to endow components with interactive functionality, to illustrate each aspect of JavaScript.

JavaScript in easy steps, 6th edition has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to add functionality to their web pages. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly add JavaScript to their skills set, and to the student who is studying website design at school or college, and to those seeking a career in web development who need an understanding of client-side scripting.

Fully updated since the previous edition, which was published in 2013.



































About the author

Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.


  1. Get Started in JavaScript
  2. Perform Useful Operations
  3. Manage the Script Flow
  4. Use Script Objects
  5. Control Numbers and Strings
  6. Address the Window Object
  7. Interact with the Document
  8. Create Web Applications
  9. Produce Script Magic

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