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JavaScript Design Patterns

By : Hugo Di Francesco
Book Image

JavaScript Design Patterns

By: Hugo Di Francesco

Overview of this book

Unlock the potential of JavaScript design patterns, the foundation for development teams seeking structured and reusable solutions to common software development challenges in this guide to improving code maintainability, scalability, and performance. Discover how these patterns equip businesses with cleaner and more maintainable code, promote team collaboration, reduce errors, and save time and costs. This book provides a comprehensive view of design patterns in modern (ES6+) JavaScript with real-world examples of their deployment in professional settings. You’ll start by learning how to use creational, structural, and behavioral design patterns in idiomatic JavaScript, and then shift focus to the architecture and UI patterns. Here, you’ll learn how to apply patterns for libraries such as React and extend them further to general web frontend and micro frontend approaches. The last section of the book introduces and illustrates sets of performance and security patterns, including messaging and events, asset and JavaScript loading strategies, and asynchronous programming performance patterns. Throughout the book, examples featuring React and Next.js, in addition to JavaScript and Web API examples, will help you choose and implement proven design patterns across diverse web ecosystems, transforming the way you approach development.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
1
Part 1:Design Patterns
5
Part 2:Architecture and UI Patterns
9
Part 3:Performance and Security Patterns

Preface

Welcome! JavaScript design patterns are techniques that allow us to write more robust, scalable, and extensible applications in JavaScript. JavaScript is the main programming language available in web browsers and is one of the most popular programming languages with support beyond browsers.

Design patterns are solutions to common problems that can be reused. The most-written-about design patterns come from the world of object-oriented programming.

JavaScript’s attributes as a lightweight, multi-paradigm, dynamic, single-threaded language give it different strengths and weaknesses to other mainstream programming languages. It’s common for software engineers to use JavaScript in addition to being well versed in a different programming language. JavaScript’s different gearing means that implementing design patterns verbatim can lead to non-idiomatic and under-performing JavaScript applications.

There are many resources on JavaScript and design patterns, but this book provides a cohesive and comprehensive view of design patterns in modern (ECMAScript 6+) JavaScript with real-world examples of how to deploy them in a professional setting. In addition to this complete library of patterns to apply to projects, this book also provides an overview of how to structure different parts of an application to deliver high performance at scale.

In this book, you will be provided with up-to-date guidance through the world of modern JavaScript patterns based on nine years of experience building and deploying JavaScript and React applications at scale at companies such as Elsevier, Canon, and Eurostar, delivering multiple system evolutions, performance projects, and a next-generation frontend application architecture.