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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
About the Author
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In this chapter, we learned how to design, create and use Mock Objects and Mock Services in our applications. We analyzed the characteristics that Mock Objects should have and understood how they can be used as representative use cases. We are now able to use Mock Objects & Services to accelerate the implementation of our applications and get a better sense of its overall functionality, long before all of its individual parts are completed.

In the next chapter, we will be introduced to client-side templating and learn how to generate complex HTML structures in the browser from readable templates efficiently. We will get an introduction to Underscore.js and Handlebars.js, analyze their conventions, evaluate their features and find which one better suits our taste.