jQuery Mobile by Jon Reid: A Book Report
In jQuery Mobile, author Jon Reid does a top-notch job of introducing readers to the jQuery Mobile framework—first through some basic examples of page creation and navigation, then on to solid documentation on the framework itself, and finally by walking readers through a basic, though functional, jQuery Mobile-based Twitter client that incorporates multiple pages and UI components. The book is a quick read and easy to walk through—Reid’s style is well-suited for this style of tutorial/documentation combo.
All in all, jQuery Mobile (the book) is a solid introduction and reference to using modern web technologies to develop your next mobile-optimized web app—and jQuery Mobile (the framework) is an excellent combination of these technologies to help put mobile app development within the reach of developers who aren’t quite ready to write the Web off just yet.
More information about jQuery Mobile is available from O’Reilly.
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