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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 8. Mock Object Pattern

In this chapter we will showcase the Mock Object Pattern, a pattern to facilitate the development of applications without actually being part of the final implementation. We will learn how to design, create and use this industry-standard design pattern in order to coordinate and complete the development of multi-part jQuery applications faster. We will analyze the characteristics that a proper Mock Object should have and understand how they can be used as representative use cases and even as test cases for our code.

We will see how good application architecture makes it easier for us to use Mock Objects & Services by matching individual parts of the application, and also realize the benefits of using them during development. By the end of this chapter, we will be able to create Mock Objects & Services to accelerate the implementation of our application and also to get a sense of the overall functionality long before all of its parts are completed.