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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 the Builder and Factory Patterns, two of the most commonly used Creational Design Patterns. We analyzed their common goals, their different approaches on abstracting the process of generating and initializing new objects for specific use cases, and how their adoption can benefit our implementations. Finally, we learned how to use them properly and how to choose the most appropriate one for the different use cases of any given implementations.

Now that we have completed our introduction to the most important Creational Design Patterns, we can move on to the next chapter where we will be introduced to the development patterns that are used to program asynchronous and concurrent procedures. In more detail, we will learn how to orchestrate the execution of asynchronous procedures that run either in order or parallel to each other, by using callbacks and jQuery Deferred and Promises APIs.