JavaScript and jQuery An Introduction


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A course reader developed by the instructor is provided at no additional cost to accompany this course.

This course teaches the fundamentals of front-end JavaScript programming. JavaScript is one of the world’s most popular programming languages. It is widely used for extending the functionality and interactivity of websites. JavaScript is also a powerful, general-purpose, dynamically-typed, object-oriented programming language.

Access the Demo Examples Application through this website or download it in the downloads section to run it locally.

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Basic course outline:

  • Introduction and overview of JavaScript
  • Lexical Structure, Types and Type Values
  • Variables, Operators, and Statements
  • Arrays and Objects
  • Functions and Regular Expressions
  • HTML DOM Structure and CSS
  • JavaScript Event Processing
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • Using JavaScript/jQuery to build Dynamic Web Pages

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this course. It is recommended that students be familiar with and have a working knowledge of computing in general.

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