A Smarter Way to Learn jQuery: Learn it faster. Remember it longer. (Volume 3): Mark Myers: 9781523986460: Amazon: Books

  • In summary, there is so much you can learn from his 3 great books, but probably even more you can learn by paying attention to what he’s actually doing to share his knowledge with the world.
  • If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle Edition for FREE .
  • The book does one thing most other books that claim to teach Javascript fail to do, it actually asks you to practice what you learn.
  • After getting halfway through the JavaScript book, I purchased and went through the HTML & CSS book enough to refresh my memory to continue.with the JavaScript book (will wrap up the HTML/CSS book later).
  • It’s a book plus 1,500 free interactive online exercises.

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Mark Myers has done it again.

My New Year’s Resolution was to learn web design and I have since pored through hundreds of html, css, javascript, and jQuery resources. Mark’s current trio of offerings is by-far the most helpful, practical one-stop resource for learning front-end web development I have found. This latest work is no exception, and has in fact improved upon what was an already-great process.

I now recommend these books to everyone who asks me the best way to learn html/css, javascript, and jQuery. The reason is that they use proven and concise methods of teaching followed-by a streamlined and enjoyable process for testing. These (free) online “tests” are great because they both improve learning by asking you to recall what Mark’s book teaches you while efficiently showing areas where you need to review.

I don’t know Mark Myers personally, but it is obvious that he cares about his readers. This is communicated through his great learning design and the way he interacts with his readers. I’m a huge fan of his work and his process for engaging with learners. In summary, there is so much you can learn from his 3 great books, but probably even more you can learn by paying attention to what he’s actually doing to share his knowledge with the world.

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Absolutely the best way to hit the ground running for beginners in jQuery. As a matter of fact, one should acquire ALL of Mark’s publications so he can continue writing new ones! I’ve written manuals and training aids for many years and applaud his approach – I’ve actually used much of it in years past but he’s upped the bar using evolving online tech extremely well.

Get all three books – you’ll not regret it. And be sure to sign up for the online exercises – they’re invaluable!

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I honestly thought I knew jQuery before I bought this book, but I always had to look up syntax, and I knew I was doing things in dorky, inelegant ways. I love tech books that quiz me, and this one is all about the quizzes — in fact, if you’re not going to do the online exercises, there are probably better, more complete books out there. But if you’re tired of learning something, and then feeling like you need to re-learn it a few months later, this is the one for you. For me, and for others who aren’t rank beginners, it might be overkill — initially I was having a lot of fun doing the exercises, but halfway through the book I’m certainly looking forward to the end (it’s VERY repetitious) — but it’s not unpleasant and it’s easy to set aside the amount of time it takes to do a lesson or two (or three) each night. And I finally feel like I KNOW it and won’t need to look up the syntax each time (this book is all about nailing the syntax). When I get a little further I’m definitely buying the Javascript book — and I’m trying to find out if there’s a php one on the horizon! Anyone know?

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Excellent book.

I was a little concerned when I set out on this book that it would be similar to the others where a lot of information is dumped in a few pages and it is left up to the reader to figure out how to apply the examples. Or in many cases, the author will provide an ongoing example that may or may not work when actually coded using current tools. This is not the case with A Smarter Way to Learn jQuery.

Mark does an excellent job of providing small bite size code to learn in each chapter. Each chapter builds on prior material, introducing a new concept. The examples are good. The exercises at the end of each chapter are really designed to reinforce what is discussed in the capture. The exercises don’t intimidate, but help illustrate what you should be able to code up to that point. The “live” coding experience also reinforces what you should be able to code “out-of-your-head” in a real live editor.

Because the chapters are small and meant to be consumed in short bursts, this book is a great way to develop jQuery skills for persons who may not have a lot of time to devote to the subject in a single sitting.

One thing to note is that the exercises need to be run from a laptop or desktop. They don’t run on a tablet or smartphone. In my case, I have the Kindle edition. This allows me to read two or three chapters on my tablet when I am away from my desk and then when I am at my desk, work through the exercises from those chapters.

If you just want some hardcore dump of information, w3schools has some great free material. In my case, I prefer this approach to being deeply rooted in the technology and using W3cschools for reference and reinforcement.

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After getting halfway through the JavaScript book, I purchased and went through the HTML & CSS book enough to refresh my memory to continue.with the JavaScript book (will wrap up the HTML/CSS book later). I am now getting very close to the end of the JS book, and the small ad for the new jQuery book appeared a couple of days ago. I was hopping mark’s next book continued in the web development vein, and was very glad to see that came true. I purchased it immediately so that I can go directly from JS to jQuery and continue my learning non-stop. I’ll update this review after I get into the book, but I believe it is a great testament to the quality of the books that I purchased two more books while still on the first! I hope Mark is busy on yet another book so I can keep the learning streak going. Intermediate and advanced versions of the current books would be nice, as well as any further books of the same theme like possibly Ajax? PHP? At any rate, keep up the good work and keep the knowledge coming!

A Smarter Way to Learn jQuery: Learn it faster. Remember it longer. (Volume 3): Mark Myers: 9781523986460: Amazon: Books