The Amazon page is updated with my name (even if the cover is still listing just the single author), so it’s as good a time as any to officially announce Professional jQuery, a book I co-authored for WROX over the past few months.
The project fell into my lap during a period in which I had a lot of time available to write, so it was a serendipitous opportunity that ended up working out perfectly.
When I came on board, the book was half finished and much of the structure was in place, so I was tasked with finishing out the remaining content and putting some polish to the existing chapters through the author review process. It was a lot of fun to do and exposed me to more depth in the jQuery API than I ever would have gotten simply as a consumer of the library.
In interviews now I tell candidates “pretend I’m Google if you have any questions about the jQuery API” when we’re going through code samples and I’m not really kidding.*
I learned a lot just writing it, so hopefully if you pick the book up you’ll learn a thing or two in reading it.