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Pro JavaScript Design Patterns book cover
  • By Dustin Diaz, Ross Harmes
  • ISBN10: 1-59059-908-X
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-908-2
  • 300 pp.
  • Will Publish in Dec 2007
  • Price: $44.99

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Pro JavaScript Design Patterns

As a web developer, you’ll already know that JavaScript is a powerful language, allowing you to add an impressive array of dynamic functionality to otherwise static web sites. But there is more power waiting to be unlockedJavaScript is capable of full object-oriented capabilities, and by applying OOP principles, best practices, and design patterns to your code, you can make it more powerful, more efficient, and easier to work with alone or as part of a team.

With Pro JavaScript Design Patterns, you’ll start with the basics of object-oriented programming in JavaScript applicable to design patterns, including making JavaScript more expressive, inheritance, encapsulation, information hiding, and more. With that covered, you can kick-start your JavaScript development in the second part of the book, where you’ll find detail on how to implement and take advantage of several design patterns in JavaScript, including composites, decorators, fašades, adapters, and many more.

Each chapter is packed with real-world examples of how the design patterns are best used and expert advice on writing better code, as well as what to watch out for. Along the way you’ll discover how to create your own libraries and APIs for even more efficient coding.

  • Master the basics of object-oriented programming in JavaScript, as they apply to design patterns.
  • Apply design patterns to your kick-start your JavaScript development.
  • Work through several real-world examples.

What you’ll learn

  • How to apply object-oriented programming techniques in JavaScript
  • How to take advantage of inheritance, interfaces, and encapsulation and information hiding to kick-start your JavaScript development
  • How to implement several design patterns in your JavaScript projects, including factory, fašade, bridge, composite, adapter, decorator, flyweight, proxy, command, observer, and chain of responsibility
  • How to make your code easier to manage in a team environment, as well as on your own
  • How to create your own libraries and APIs

Who is this book for?

This book will be an invaluable learning tool for any experienced JavaScript developer.

About the Apress Pro Series

The Apress Pro series books are practical, professional tutorials to keep you on and moving up the professional ladder.

You have gotten the job, now you need to hone your skills in these tough competitive times. The Apress Pro series expands your skills and expertise in exactly the areas you need. Master the content of a Pro book, and you will always be able to get the job done in a professional development project. Written by experts in their field, Pro series books from Apress give you the hard-won solutions to problems you will face in your professional programming career.

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Author Information

Dustin Diaz

Dustin Diaz is a user interface engineer who enjoys writing JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, as well as making interactive and usable interfaces to create passionate users.

Ross Harmes

Ross Harmes works as a frontend engineer in Sunnyvale, California, where he creates modular and reusable JavaScript components for Yahoo! Small Business.

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