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jQuery Design Patterns

By : Thodoris Greasidis
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jQuery Design Patterns

By: Thodoris Greasidis

Overview of this book

jQuery is a feature-rich JavaScript library that makes HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a variety of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility, jQuery has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript. jQuery solves the problems of DOM manipulation, event detection, AJAX calls, element selection and document queries, element attribute and data management, as well as object management utilities. This book addresses these problems and shows you how to make the best of jQuery through the various design patterns available. The book starts off with a refresher to jQuery and will then take you through the different design patterns such as facade, observer, publisher/subscriber, and so on. We will also go into client-side templating techniques and libraries, as well as some plugin development patterns. Finally, we will look into some best practices that you can use to make the best of jQuery.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
jQuery Design Patterns
About the Author
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In this chapter, we had a refresher on JavaScript's DOM Scripting API and jQuery. We were introduced to the Composite Pattern and saw how it is used by the jQuery library. We saw how the Composite Pattern simplifies our workflow after we rewrote our example page without using jQuery, and later showcased an example of using the Composite Pattern in our applications. Finally, we were introduced to the Iterator Pattern and saw how well it pairs when used along with the Composite Pattern.

Now that we have completed our introduction on how the Composite Pattern plays an important role in the way we use jQuery methods every day, we can move on to the next chapter where we will showcase the Observer Pattern and the convenient way to utilize it in our pages using jQuery.