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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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Introducing ES6 Modules

Even though JavaScript initially had no built-in packaging and namespacing support like other programming languages, web developers filled the gaps by defining and adopting some design patterns for this purpose. These software development practices worked around the missing features of JavaScript and allowed large and scalable implementations of complex applications on a programming language that some years ago was mostly used for form validation.

This was until the 6th version of JavaScript, commonly referred to as ES6, was released as a standard on June 2015 and introduced the concept of Modules as part of the language.


ES6 is an abbreviation of ECMAScript 6th edition, which is also referred to as Harmony or ECMAScript 2015, where ECMAScript is the term that is used for the standardization process of JavaScript. The specification can be found at

As an example of ES6 Modules, we will see one...