Instant Dependency Management with RequireJS How-to
By Greg Franko
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 42

In Detail

Asynchronous Module Definition (AMD) script loaders are fast becoming one of the most popular tools for improving the performance and maintainability of front-end web applications. RequireJS stands out as the most popular AMD script loader, and comes packed with amazing features.

Instant Dependency Management with RequireJS How-to will guide you on how to improve the performance and maintainability of your JavaScript applications with RequireJS. You will learn simple to advanced techniques for converting your JavaScript application to an AMD workflow.

This hands-on guide will teach you both basic and advanced techniques when using the AMD script loader RequireJS.

It covers how to create AMD modules to make your web application more maintainable, how to use jQuery, jQueryUI, Backbone.js, Lodash.js, Jasmine, and other third-party libraries with RequireJS, how to incorporate RequireJS plugins to dynamically render JavaScript templates and optimize JavaScript files, and how to unit test a RequireJS application.

Approach

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks.A concise guide that delivers immediate results with practical recipes on customizing your projects.

Who this book is for

This book is for intermediate to advanced JavaScript developers who are interested in learning more about AMD specification and RequireJS.

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    • Loveless
    • Not comprehensive enough
    • Not Well-written
    • Shallow
    • Too basic
    • Very Short

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    • Configuration Examples

    Comments about oreilly Instant Dependency Management with RequireJS How-to:

    Maybe my expectations were too high. I was lazily looking for some well-written thorough and deep information in easily digestable chunks.

    Maybe the name "How-to" should've warned me, but as there's no other buyable material on RequireJS I could find, I thought I could as well give this book a try.

    It turns out that at least to me this book looks just like a small collection of short how-tos from the web. It contains examples, but I don't think the author put any effort into this collection.

    Most articles/manuals/how-tos on the web probably provide a better, deeper and more usable introduction to RequireJS than this book.

    It might eventually be of use as a reference later on, but the bottom line is that I can not recommend buying this book to anyone - novice, intermediate or expert.

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