Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
A JavaScript and jQuery Developer's Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2012
Pages: 254

With Learning JavaScript Design Patterns, you’ll learn how to write beautiful, structured, and maintainable JavaScript by applying classical and modern design patterns to the language. If you want to keep your code efficient, more manageable, and up-to-date with the latest best practices, this book is for you.

Explore many popular design patterns, including Modules, Observers, Facades, and Mediators. Learn how modern architectural patterns—such as MVC, MVP, and MVVM—are useful from the perspective of a modern web application developer. This book also walks experienced JavaScript developers through modern module formats, how to namespace code effectively, and other essential topics.

  • Learn the structure of design patterns and how they are written
  • Understand different pattern categories, including creational, structural, and behavioral
  • Walk through more than 20 classical and modern design patterns in JavaScript
  • Use several options for writing modular code—including the Module pattern, Asyncronous Module Definition (AMD), and CommonJS
  • Discover design patterns implemented in the jQuery library
  • Learn popular design patterns for writing maintainable jQuery plug-ins

"This book should be in every JavaScript developer’s hands. It’s the go-to book on JavaScript patterns that will be read and referenced many times in the future."—Andrée Hansson, Lead Front-End Developer, presis!

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      Very useful and a great reference

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        JavaScript is a tricky language, it can be easy to learn and use however it can at the same time be very complex due to different browsers supporting different features and also the fact that there is a million and 1 ways to do any specific task. This book demonstrates some of the common way of structuring and executing JavaScript based project and was a great learning resource and something I commonly look back to for reference from time to time.

         
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              Clear,Concise and Clarified Explanations.
              Provides Excellent Examples and references.
              Is a Great tool to decide diffrent frameworks which i found missing in various other books.
              all in All a must read if you are a beginner or advanced programmer using javascript.

               
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                Very easy to follow and understand complex design patterns. Excellent read if you know how to program but need to learn JS design patterns.

                 
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                I knew basic JavaScript before reading this book, but I only had vague ideas about prototypal inheritance etc.
                Although the book focuses on techniques, I feel that it also provides all the necessary resources to completely 'grok' JavaScript (while also giving me many good ideas to implement in other languages).
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