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Thumbs up What do you think about this book?

I just bought this book and it seems pretty interesting among other jQuery books I bought. It's simple, no big words that would send me to my dictionary and the example code is just great. I like it and I hope it will really help me during my jQuery learning course.

So, if anyone else wants to say something about this book, please reply here.
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Default Hello World Example on page 5

<html>
<head>
<script
src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script
jQuery( document ).ready(function(){
alert( 'Hello World' );
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Why does the second <script tag have no closing ">"? VS 2010 does not like this.
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<html>
<head>
<script
src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script
jQuery( document ).ready(function(){
alert( 'Hello World' );
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Why does the second <script tag have no closing ">"? VS 2010 does not like this.
This is a typing mistake and I am sure that the authors will correct it on the next edition (if any).
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Default Too many codes not running

Reading the book is a pleasure ... but when comes to running the code - it is a nightmare. Most of the codes can't be run. I seriously wonder whether there is any proofreading done on the codes?

For example, in chapter 3 alone - I encountered at least 3 codes can't be run. Surprisingly when i opened one code in Dreamweaver - DW mentioned there is a syntax error.
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After spending an entire afternoon on this book, I must confess the Visual Quick Guide book on JQuery does a better job at 1/3 of the price. The depth of coverage is certainly not at "professional" level. I seriously wonder whether I will read another book by the same author ... if this is his style of writing.
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Default confusing

on page 120, the author wrote about jQuery’s .data() method, which takes the following form:
$.data( element, key, value );
Or, to retrieve the stored data use:
$.data( element, key );

However in the example - he used another form of .data(). Very confusing. did the technical editor do his job???
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Default missing angle bracket

I should have logged into the forum first. I just sent them an errata notice about the missing > angle bracket in the second script tag set. It seems that a number of other people have noticed it as well.

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<html>
<head>
<script
src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script
jQuery( document ).ready(function(){
alert( 'Hello World' );
});
</script>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Why does the second <script tag have no closing ">"? VS 2010 does not like this.
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Default Where's the images?

Where are the images that are mentioned in the book, especially the Animation Chapter, and they are not inside the download example folders? Makes no sense....
 


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