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Object-Oriented JavaScript

By : Stoyan Stefanov, Stoyan STEFANOV
Book Image

Object-Oriented JavaScript

By: Stoyan Stefanov, Stoyan STEFANOV

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Object-Oriented JavaScript
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Built-in Functions
Regular Expressions

Chapter 8. Coding and Design Patterns

Now that you know about the object-oriented features of JavaScript, such as prototypes and inheritance, and you have seen some practical examples of using the browser objects, let's move forward, or rather, move a level up. Let us have a look at some common patterns of JavaScript utilization. First, let's define what a pattern is. In short, a pattern is a good solution to a common problem.

Sometimes when you are facing a new programming problem, you might recognize right away that you've previously solved another, suspiciously similar problem. In such cases, it is worth isolating this class of problems and searching for a common solution. A pattern is a proven and reusable solution (or an approach to a solution) to a class of problems. Sometimes a pattern is nothing more than an idea or a name, but sometimes just using a name helps you think more clearly about a problem. Also, when working with other developers in a team, it's much easier to communicate...