Full Service: The Yahoo Developer Network and the Yahoo User Interface Library (book excerpt)

By YUI TeamJune 27th, 2006

Download the free sample chapter of Christian Heilmann's new book on DOM scripting and AJAX.
All of us at Yahoo! were excited this spring when long-time web developer and blogger Christian Heilmann joined our increasingly deep and talented frontend engineering team in London. Christian had been working for etoys, had been involved in the development of dozens of high-profile sites (including VisitBritain.com), and is the author of the well-regarded web-developer site ICant.co.uk.

Christian had also been working on a new book, Beginning JavaScript with Dom Scripting and Ajax, From Novice to Professional, which is now coming off the presses and is soon to appear in book stores. In Chapter 11 of the new book, Christian explores the YUI Library from an implementer’s perspective and steps through a variety of code solutions using library components. We asked if we could share a free preview of the YUI section of the book here, and happily the editor at APress agreed.

Thanks to Christian and to Chris Mills, editor at APress, for allowing us to post the excerpt.

12 Comments

  1. [...] You can download the chapter excerpt in PDF format at the YUI Blog [...]

  2. [...] Full Service: The Yahoo Developer Network and the Yahoo User Interface Library (book excerpt): ” All of us at Yahoo! were excited this spring when long-time web developer and blogger Christian Heilmann joined our increasingly deep and talented frontend engineering team in London. Christian had been working for etoys, had been involved in the development of dozens of high-profile sites (including VisitBritain.com), and is the author of the well-regarded web-developer site ICant.co.uk. [...]

  3. Free excerpt of “Beginning JavaScript with Dom Scripting and Ajax, From Novice to Professional”…

    There is a free PDF download of chapter on the YUI libraries.. I really hope all of my coding buddies check it out, the libraries are fantastic.

    ……

  4. A very nice chapter. I especially enjoyed the praise in the summary for how YUI does not alter or extend the JavaScript language. This, along with the namespacing care which Heilmann also mentions, is one of the primary reasons I love YUI.

  5. Kaptiel über YUI Library Einführung kostenlos lesen…

    und zwar aus dem Buch “Beginning JavaScript with Dom Scripting and Ajax, From Novice to Professional“.
    Das Probekapitel (Kapitel 11) “Full Service: The Yahoo Developer Network and the Yahoo User Interface Library” kann direkt vo…

  6. Is this statement:

    “YUI does not alter or extend the JavaScript language”

    true?

    I find at least two occurences of setTimeout(), which as far as I can tell, is not part of the ECMA standard. Of course, strictly speaking, this extension is not created by YUI, simple supported.

  7. Beginning Javascript with DOM Scripting and Ajax…

    This book is getting some good buzz. Free chapter download too.

  8. [...] Christian Heilmann, author of Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript And XML), and an contributor of accessible JavaScript to Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance has writen an article on YUI blog, focusing on Event-Driven Web Application Design: [...]

  9. [...] the Author: Christian Heilmann is the author of Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax. He has worked in web development for almost 9 years for several agencies and .coms and is [...]

  10. [...] the rationale behind the solutions. I was first exposed to this when I was reading his book, Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax. I became a fan then and continue to enjoy his [...]

  11. [...] Full Service: The Yahoo Developer Network and the Yahoo User Interface Library (book excerpt) »… Yahoo! User Interface Blog Blog About Full Service: The Yahoo Developer Network and the Yahoo User Interface Library (book excerpt) June 27, 2006 at 4:36 pm by Eric Miraglia | In Development | All of us at Yahoo! were excited this spring when long-time we [...]

  12. [...] the Author: Christian Heilmann is the author of Beginning JavaScript with DOM Scripting and Ajax. He has worked in web development for almost 9 years for several agencies and .coms and is [...]