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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 how to use two of the most common client-side templating libraries: Underscore.js and Handlebars.js. We also learned how they allow us to create complex HTML templates faster while making our implementations easier to read and understand. We then went on to analyze their conventions and evaluate their features and learned by example how they can be effectively and efficiently used in our implementations.

After completing this chapter, we are now able to generate complex HTML structures in a browser efficiently by using readable templates and utilizing the unique characteristics of the templating libraries.

In the next chapter, we will learn how to create jQuery Plugins as a way to abstract parts of our applications into reusable and extensible implementations. We will introduce the most widely used patterns for developing jQuery Plugins and analyze the implementation problems that each of them helps to solve.