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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      Excellent overview of state of the art, good examples and explanation, love the free web version, always going back to it.

       
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      Honestly the content is SUPER useful and in depth (just from the first couple pages).

      I feel somewhat whoever giving 4 stars are not really reading the book carefully of how much detail and expertise in it.

      For the book content 5, I would have given 6 just because its also FREE!

       
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            Comments about oreilly Learning JavaScript Design Patterns:

            To me this the best to begin the journey of design pattern. Comparing to GoF book. This one would be a lot more simple and easy to understand and of course the best choice for javascript developer to learn design pattern. Code example is really great. It's concise and made a good job on illustrating the idea. The author did a really good job on choosing the code example.
            But however some topic like mediator pattern (as far as I read). It's need more code example to make me understand the application of it.

             
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                I often read multiple sources of information with no good understanding at the end. After reading very little in this book, I gained critical knowledge very quickly. Thank you.

                 
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                  great to have these kinds of books online. I use this to teach JavaScript.

                   
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                  This book is awesome

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                  The book is pretty awesome, lots of code examples.
                  points links to further reading.
                  Cover all kinds of patterns.

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                      Comments about oreilly Learning JavaScript Design Patterns:

                      I have learned some patterns.

                       
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                      Excellent source of JS knowledge

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                        Great book! I'm keeping a copy nearby whenever coding in JavaScript. The examples are pragmatic, easily applied, and help reenforce good code organization, style, readability, flexibility, and maintainainability.

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