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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 the Builder Pattern

The Builder Pattern is part of the group of Creational Patterns and provides us a way to create objects that require a lot of configuration before they reach the point where they can be used. The Builder Pattern is often used for objects that accept many optional parameters in order to define their operation. Another matching case is for the creation of objects where their configuration needs to be done in several steps or in a specific order.

The common paradigm for the Builder Pattern according to Computer Science is that there is a Builder Object that provides one or more setter methods (setA(...), setB(...)) and a single generation method that constructs and returns the newly created result object (getResult()).

This pattern has two important concepts. The first one is that the Builder Object exposes a number of methods as a way to configure the different parts of the object that is under construction. During the configuration phase, the Builder Object preserves...