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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5.0

Amazing book!

By Islam Attrash

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Amazing Book!!

 
5.0

Thorough and Concise

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My review wouldn't do it justice. A must read for any serious about JavaScript.

 
4.0

What I've Been Looking For

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I started my self education in earnest about 6 months ago and have read mention of design patterns, but had a hard time finding explanations of them.

Now I have them and they are in this book.

 
5.0

Great Book, Thank you!

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Easy to read - complexity gradually increases as you read on further into a topic. So a less experienced reader can stop when he/she gives up or gets tired, while absorbing what he could. Makes it available for multiple levels of readers.
Cover all patterns and is comprehensive. Can be used both as a reference or tutorials.

 
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very helpful

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    Comments about oreilly Learning JavaScript Design Patterns:

    it is awesome book. i use to be busy as i am running an institute for web and multimedia courses training in delhi, india but i thought to share my reviews about this book so that people like me can buy this book without any delay.

    I teach javascript's object oriented and design patterns with confidence now as this book helped me a lot specially its examples are super cool.

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    4.0

    Great book...and not for beginners

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      Comments about oreilly Learning JavaScript Design Patterns:

      There were times where contextual examples got a little too abstract for me to follow, but I felt the author did well offering both abstract and pragmatic examples so that eventually even the more abstract explanations started to feel more concrete.

      I learned a lot about my own development process by reading this book. I recommend it to anyone trying to refine their development skills.

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      5.0

      great stuff

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        5.0

        Next step up from mid-weight to heavy weight JS Development

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          Just awesome and simple in its writing style.

           
          5.0

          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.

             
            5.0

            Excellent and detailed overview

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              Excellent book. Well written and extremely informative.

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