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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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Choosing a name

Lastly, after learning the best practices that we need to create a jQuery plugin, let's say something about the naming conventions and where to publish your new and shiny plugin.

As you have probably already seen, most jQuery plugins use the following naming convention: jQuery-myPluginName for their project sites and repositories and store their implementations in a file named jquery.mypluginname.js. After settling on some prospective names for your plugin, take a moment and search the web to verify that there is no one else with the same project name. The jQuery documentation suggests searching for plugins on NPM and refining your results by using the jquery-plugin keyword. This is obviously the best way to publish your plugin so that it can be easily found by others.


For more information about NPM, you can visit:

Another popular place for searching and hosting JavaScript libraries is GitHub. You can find its repository search page at https://github...