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JavaScript Application Design

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
314 pages
Published by Manning Publications Co. (first published February 16th 2015)
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Majid Hajian
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is a must-read book for javascript developer who wish to know about large scale application design.
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it
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General wisdom is good but practical technology specific parts seem outdated.
Sina Sadrzadeh
It contains two distinct parts. Part one was regarding a methodology of how build first approach works. It is actually an idea that the author discusses. My problem with this is that it talks too much about the implementation details. I think it should give the vision and leave it to readers to implement it. On the other hand, part two is more practical. It describes what you need to know when designing a large scale javascript application. Overally, It is worth reading!
Nouran Mahmoud
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was really great. It covered almost all the new technologies and concepts used currently not only in the frontend sector, but also within backend (nodejs). The bad part with this book is that currently it maybe out dated a bit because currently there're many more libraries and technologies used for frontend. But the book still has great value for anyone to read.
Mark Nenadov
Other than having a somewhat misleading title and being rather dated, it is OK for an entry-level book. Someone fairly new to the Javascript eco system will find some profit in reading this, but overall I'd suggest looking elsewhere.
Iurii Okhmat
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
A bit outdated, but still decent book.
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
The title seems a bit misleading, I thought it would handle application design on an architectural level but after digging through the chapters it turns out it's an introduction to lots of different JS frameworks used to design an application (hence the title...) Grunt takes up a big chunk of the book but now Gulp seems more popular and relevant. It does touch on principles you'll need to get yourself comfortable with as a front-end (and fullstack) JS developer - important aspects like build ...more
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