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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 6. The Builder and Factory Patterns

In this chapter, we will showcase the Builder and Factory Patterns, two of the most commonly used Creational Design Patterns. These two design patterns have some similarities with each other, share some common goals, and are dedicated to easing the creation of complex results. We will analyze the benefits that their adoption can bring to our implementations and also the ways in which they differ. Finally, we will learn how to use them properly and choose the most appropriate one for the different use cases of our implementations.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Introduce the Factory Pattern

  • See how the Factory Pattern is used by jQuery

  • Have an example of the Factory Patten in a jQuery application

  • Introduce the Builder Pattern

  • Compare the Builder and Factory Patterns

  • See how the Builder Pattern is used by jQuery

  • Have an example of the Builder Patten in a jQuery application