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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
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Chapter 4. Divide and Conquer with the Module Pattern

In this chapter, we will be introduced to the concepts of Modules and Namespacing and see how they can lead to more robust implementations. We will showcase how these design principles can be used in applications, by demonstrating some of the most commonly used development patterns to create Modules in JavaScript.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Review the concept of Modules and Namespacing

  • Introduce the Object Literal Pattern

  • Introduce the Module Pattern and its variants

  • Introduce the Revealing Module Pattern and its variants

  • Have a small dive into ES5 Strict Mode and ES6 Modules

  • Explain how Modules can be used and benefit jQuery applications