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JavaScript at Scale

By : Adam Boduch
Book Image

JavaScript at Scale

By: Adam Boduch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
JavaScript at Scale
About the Author
About the Reviewers

URI parts and patterns

With large scale JavaScript applications, a lot of thought goes into the router component. We also need to put a lot of thought into the URIs themselves. What are they composed of? Are they consistent throughout the application? What makes a bad URI? Veering in the wrong direction on any of these considerations makes scaling the addressability of our application difficult.

Encoding information

The point of a URI is that a client can just pass it to our application, and it contains enough information that something useful can be done with it. The simplest URI just points to a resource type, or a static location within an app—/users or /home are respective examples of these types of URIs. Using this information, our router can trigger a route event, and a callback function is triggered. These callbacks wouldn't even require any arguments—they just know what to do because there's no variability.

On the other hand, router callback functions may need a bit of context. This...