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A Build First Approach
Nicolas G. Bevacqua
Foreword by Addy Osmani
  • January 2015
  • ISBN 9781617291951
  • 344 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Enjoy the ride through the process of improving your development workflow.

From the Foreword by Addy Osmani, Google
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The fate of most applications is often sealed before a single line of code has been written. How is that possible? Simply, bad design assures bad results. Good design and effective processes are the foundation on which maintainable applications are built, scaled, and improved. For JavaScript developers, this means discovering the tooling, modern libraries, and architectural patterns that enable those improvements.

JavaScript Application Design: A Build First Approach introduces techniques to improve software quality and development workflow. You'll begin by learning how to establish processes designed to optimize the quality of your work. You'll execute tasks whenever your code changes, run tests on every commit, and deploy in an automated fashion. Then you'll focus on designing modular components and composing them together to build robust applications.

what's inside

  • Automated development, testing, and deployment processes
  • JavaScript fundamentals and modularity best practices
  • Modular, maintainable, and well-tested applications
  • Master asynchronous flows, embrace MVC, and design a REST API

about the reader

This book assumes readers understand the basics of JavaScript.

about the author

Nicolas Bevacqua is a freelance developer with a focus on modular JavaScript, build processes, and sharp design. He maintains a blog at

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For JavaScript developers, a must-read!

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An excellent guide through the maze of the modern JavaScript ecosystem.

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The first-ever design book for developers.

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A one-stop shop introducing JavaScript developers to modern practices and tools.

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