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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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In this chapter, we learned the concepts of Modules and Namespaces and also the benefits that come from their adoption in large applications. We had an in-depth analysis of the most widely adopted patterns and compared their benefits and limitations. We learned by example how to develop Modules using the Object Literal Pattern, the variants of the Module Pattern, and the Revealing Module Pattern.

We continued with a small introduction to ES5's Strict Mode and saw how it can benefit today's Modules. Then we proceeded by learning some details about the standardized but not yet widely supported ES6 Modules. Lastly, we saw how the architecture of the dashboard application can change dramatically after using the Module Pattern in its implementation.

Now that we have completed our introduction on how to use Modules and Namespaces, we can move on to the next chapter where we will be introduced to the facade pattern. In the next chapter, we will learn about the philosophy of facades and the...