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jQuery: Novice to Ninja, 2nd Edition by Earle Castledine, Craig Sharkie

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Appendix B. JavaScript Tidbits

We can’t stress this enough: jQuery is just JavaScript, so the best way to improve your jQuery skills is to brush up on your JavaScript knowledge! We’ll have a look now at a few aspects of JavaScript we used throughout the book that you might be wondering about.

Note: Learning More about JavaScript

If you’re looking to take your JavaScript to the next level, we highly recommend Douglas Crockford’s JavaScript: The Good Parts (Sebastopol: O’Reilly, 2008). It’s not particularly light reading, but it’s a succinct and pragmatic explanation of how and why JavaScript rocks!

Type Coercion

JavaScript is what’s known as a loosely typed language. Some languages, such as Java, are strictly typed: this means that the type ...

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