Event Handling in jQuery

by Robert Lindley

This course will teach you the basics of event-driven programming with jQuery. You’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of event creation, handling of events, and how to customize jQuery events to your needs.

What you'll learn

Open your web browser and immediately you’ve triggered an event. With every opening of a page, click of a button, or movement of the mouse, you’ve probably triggered dozens of events. Ever get prompted that you’ll be logged out of a site due to inactivity? You can even trigger an event by doing nothing for just long enough. Welcome to the world of browser based events.

In this course, Event Handling in jQuery, you’ll learn the basics of event driven programming that will enable you to create more engaging and responsive web applications:

  • explore the jQuery Event object, and the cross-browser compatibility advantages of jQuery
  • discover many of the available event listeners and event helpers that jQuery provides
  • learn how to create and customize browser based event handling
When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of jQuery Events needed to build truly interactive web applications.

Course FAQ

What will I learn in this jQuery tutorial?

In this jQuery tutorial, you will learn about the jQuery event object, event listeners and event helpers, as well as browser-based event handling.

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who are interested in learning more about jQuery and its many uses.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before taking this course, you should be familiar with jQuery Selectors and Visual Studio Code.

What is event-driven programming?

Event driven programming is a programming paradigm where the flow of the program is determined by events such as user actions, outputs, or messages passing from other programs or threads.

What software is required for this jQuery tutorial?

For this course, you will need to download jQuery in order to create and test your own event-driven programs.

About the author

I have been in love with technology and all of the possibilities that technology provides since the day I first sat in front of a Tandy. It's a relationship that has been going strong for more than 20 years. I can't imagine a better career than being a developer creating software and services that have the ability to impact the lives of millions of people at a time.

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