AdvancED DOM Scripting (Book review)
Well, after reading AdvancED DOM Scripting I think I finally get it. I guess it’s either because I have accumulated enough DOM scripting knowledge to make things ‘click’, or it’s simply because the book’s main author, Jeffrey Sambells, manages to explain these concepts in a very understandable way.
The first chapter of the book is titled “Do It Right with Best Practices”, and you’re right if you’re guessing that I love that approach. Teaching best practices should be the main goal of any book on web development, and Jeffrey (and his co-author Aaron Gustafson) keeps best practices in mind throughout the book.
AdvancED DOM Scripting consists of three main parts:
- Communicating outside the browser is where using Ajax to communicate with the server is explained.
Each part is concluded with a case study that makes use of much of what has been explained in the previous chapters.
The nitpicks I have are that I think the book could have used one more round of proofreading. While reading the book I managed to spot a number of typos, some of them potentially confusing. Also, there is a case study that walks you through building a photo cropping and resizing tool, where the example HTML code does not follow best practices. It’s probably a simple oversight, but it’s a bit ironic to find in a book that wants to teach how to do things the right way.
- AdvancED DOM Scripting
- Authors: Jeffrey Sambells, Aaron Gustafson
- ISBN-10: 1590598563
- ISBN-13: 978-1590598566