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JavaScript Application Design
A Build First approach

EARLY ACCESS EDITION

Nicolas Bevacqua

MEAP Began: November 2013
Softbound print: January 2015 (est.) | 225 pages
ISBN: 9781617291951

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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources

Table of Contents         Resources 
PART I: BUILD PROCESSES
  1 Introduction to Build First - FREE
  2 Composing build tasks and flows - AVAILABLE
  3 Mastering environments and the development workflow - AVAILABLE
  4 Release, deployment and monitoring - AVAILABLE

PART II: MANAGING COMPLEXITY AND DESIGN
  5 Embracing modularity and dependency management - AVAILABLE
  6 Understanding asynchronous flow control methods in JavaScript - AVAILABLE
  7 Leveraging Model View Controller - AVAILABLE
  8 Testing JavaScript Components - AVAILABLE
  9 API design and layered service architectures - AVAILABLE

APPENDIXES:
  A Modules in Node.js - AVAILABLE
  B Introduction to Grunt - AVAILABLE
  C Picking your Build Tool - AVAILABLE
  D JavaScript code quality guide - AVAILABLE

DESCRIPTION

Choosing the right libraries and frameworks for your large-scale JavaScript applications isn't enough. Successful web development requires a more disciplined approach to application architecture and development. The Build First philosophy of designing for clean, well-structured, and testable applications before you write a single line of code ensures that you'll start out right and end up with applications that are easy to maintain, scale, and refactor.

JavaScript Application Design: A Build First approach introduces JavaScript developers to techniques that will improve the quality of their software as well as their web development workflow. You'll begin by learning how to establish build processes that are appropriate for JavaScript-driven development. Then, you'll walk through best practices for productive day-to-day development, like running tasks when your code changes, deploying applications with a single command, and monitoring the state of your application once it's in production. Along the way, you'll gain insights into designing well-rounded architectures for applications running on the Node.js platform.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Written for web developers who have mastered the basics of JavaScript.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nicolas Bevacqua is a passionate JavaScript engineer who loves robust build processes and clean application architecture. He spends his days writing clean Angular, Android, and iPhone applications and builds most of his newwork on Node. Nico blogs at ponyfoo.com.

ABOUT THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION

This Early Access version of JavaScript Application Design enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online forum.

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