I’d heard a LOT of great things about it…But $40? Come on, now. That was a little expensive for me, especially since I was’t 100% sure I wanted to do web development as a career.
In other words, you may not be actively developing in jQuery, but there’s a good chance you’ll encounter a code base that includes it somewhere, whether for animations, DOM manipulation, or for its AJAX methods. You’ll need to understand this library in order to perform maintenance, for example.
From the design, to the layout, to the organization of the material and the information itself — it’s a cut above the rest. But rather than make this article one big editorial on my part, let’s check in with some other devs who have read it.
RunOs mentions how it was a go-to title, but played a little game with the local library:
Dude, I checked this out from the library like 40 times to save myself the money.
While DL Jones is still enthusiastic about it years later.
Saw the title and had to comment.
I was skeptical about getting them because of how old they were, until I stumbled on the website that had the 2011 versions of the books. I immediately went on several sites to see where I could get them cheap and to see if there were newer versions of the books.
Textbooks can be very intimidating, but these are not. I cannot wait until this author puts out some es6 and beyond stuff.
With a price that drops every few months, now is as good a time as any to pick this one up. My only regret was that I didn’t buy it sooner!