High Performance JavaScript (Build Faster Web Application Interfaces)

By Nicholas C. Zakas

If you are like such a lot builders, you depend seriously on JavaScript to construct interactive and quick-responding internet functions. the matter is that each one of these strains of JavaScript code can decelerate your apps. This e-book finds recommendations and techniques that can assist you do away with functionality bottlenecks in the course of improvement. you are going to easy methods to enhance execution time, downloading, interplay with the DOM, web page existence cycle, and more.

Yahoo! frontend engineer Nicholas C. Zakas and 5 different JavaScript experts—Ross Harmes, Julien Lecomte, Steven Levithan, Stoyan Stefanov, and Matt Sweeney—demonstrate optimum how one can load code onto a web page, and provide programming how one can support your JavaScript run as successfully and fast as attainable. you will study the simplest practices to construct and installation your documents to a construction surroundings, and instruments which may assist you locate difficulties as soon as your website is going live.

  • Identify challenge code and use swifter possible choices to complete an identical task
  • Improve scripts through studying how JavaScript shops and accesses data
  • Implement JavaScript code in order that it does not decelerate interplay with the DOM
  • Use optimization concepts to enhance runtime performance
  • Learn how one can make sure the UI is responsive in any respect times
  • Achieve quicker client-server communication
  • Use a construct approach to minify documents, and HTTP compression to carry them to the browser

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Speaking JavaScript: An In-Depth Guide for Programmers

By Axel Rauschmayer

Like it or now not, JavaScript is all over the place those days—from browser to server to mobile—and now you, too, have to examine the language or dive deeper than you've got. This concise booklet courses you into and during JavaScript, written through a veteran programmer who as soon as discovered himself within the similar position.

Speaking JavaScript is helping you method the language with 4 standalone sections. First, a quick-start consultant teaches you simply sufficient of the language that will help you be efficient at once. more matured JavaScript programmers will discover a entire and easy-to-read reference that covers every one language function extensive. entire contents include:

  • JavaScript fast start: acquainted with object-oriented programming? This half is helping you examine JavaScript quick and properly.
  • JavaScript in depth: research info of ECMAScript five, from syntax, variables, features, and object-oriented programming to standard expressions and JSON with plenty of examples. choose a subject and leap in.
  • Background: comprehend JavaScript’s historical past and its courting with different programming languages.
  • Tips, instruments, and libraries: Survey present kind publications, top practices, complicated options, module platforms, package deal managers, construct instruments, and studying resources.

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The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript

By Nicholas C. Zakas

If you have used a extra conventional object-oriented language, corresponding to C++ or Java, JavaScript most likely does not appear object-oriented in any respect. It has no suggestion of periods, and also you do not even have to outline any items so as to write code. yet do not be fooled—JavaScript is a very strong and expressive object-oriented language that places many layout judgements correct into your hands.

In The rules of Object-Oriented JavaScript, Nicholas C. Zakas completely explores JavaScript's object-oriented nature, revealing the language's distinctive implementation of inheritance and different key features. you are going to learn:

  • The distinction among primitive and reference values
  • What makes JavaScript capabilities so unique
  • The numerous how you can create objects
  • How to outline your individual constructors
  • How to paintings with and comprehend prototypes
  • Inheritance styles for varieties and objects

The rules of Object-Oriented JavaScript will go away even skilled builders with a deeper realizing of JavaScript. free up the secrets and techniques in the back of how items paintings in JavaScript so that you can write clearer, extra versatile, and extra effective code.

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Mastering Dojo: JavaScript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences (Pragmatic Programmers)

By Craig Riecke, Rawld Gill

The final couple of years have visible great adjustments in server-side internet programming. Now it is the client's flip; Dojo is the toolkit to make it take place and gaining knowledge of Dojo indicates you how.

Dojo is a collection of client-side JavaScript instruments that assist you construct larger net functions. Dojo blurs the road among neighborhood, local functions and browser dependent functions; the browser turns into the person interface platform. "Modern" browsers offer an incomplete, inconvenient, and incompatible programming atmosphere, yet Dojo removes those difficulties. whereas there are lots of JavaScript libraries to be had, so much concentrate on only one factor (for instance, results libraries, perceived JavaScript omissions, or HTML widgets). Dojo addresses all of those sensible areas-and many others-extensively.

In Mastering Dojo, you will get the entire tale, from easy utilization to complicated idioms. studying Dojo starts off out with a quick relocating instructional that might provide you with suggestions that you should begin utilizing immediately. you are going to research all approximately Dojo Core--the origin on which all issues Dojo stand. See how one can modularize your venture for improvement and immediately package deal your free up for optimum obtain functionality. you are going to additionally find out how Dojo:

augments the center JavaScript library fixes the development procedure simplifies DOM programming presents an entire category definition facility encompasses a robust distant scripting (XHR) framework ... and lots more and plenty more.

you are going to love utilizing Dojo's HTML person interface keep an eye on widget method, Dijit. See tips on how to use over forty widgets, together with the wealthy but easy-to-use tree and grid controls.

ultimately, you will get an in-depth examine easy methods to layout and construct a single-page, wealthy net Application.

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Closure: The Definitive Guide

By Michael Bolin

If you are prepared to take advantage of Closure to construct wealthy net purposes with JavaScript, this hands-on advisor has accurately what you must examine this suite of instruments extensive. Closure makes it effortless for skilled JavaScript builders to jot down and preserve huge and complicated codebases—as Google has proven through the use of Closure with Gmail, Google medical doctors, and Google Maps.

Author and Closure contributor Michael Bolin has integrated quite a few code examples and most sensible practices, in addition to precious details no longer to be had publicly beforehand. you are going to study all approximately Closure's Library, Compiler, Templates, checking out framework, and Inspector—including easy methods to minify JavaScript code with the Compiler, and why the combo of the Compiler and the Library is what units Closure except different JavaScript toolkits.

  • Learn how the Compiler considerably reduces the volume of JavaScript clients need to obtain whilst traveling your site
  • Discover a number of how you can use the Compiler as a part of your construct process
  • Learn approximately sort expressions, primitives, and customary utilities
  • Understand how Closure emulates periods and class-based inheritance
  • Use Closure Templates at the server and the buyer from both JavaScript or Java
  • Test and debug your JavaScript code, even if it is compiled

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Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations: with HTML5 Canvas

By Adrian Dobre

Have you ever desired to comprise plausible actual behaviors on your video games and tasks to provide them that additional part? Physics for JavaScript video games, Animation, and Simulations teaches you the way to include genuine physics, resembling gravity, friction, and buoyancy, into your HTML5 video games, animations, and simulations. it is also extra complicated subject matters, similar to particle platforms, that are crucial for growing results resembling sparks or smoke. The e-book additionally addresses the foremost factor of balancing accuracy and straightforwardness on your video games and simulations, and the ultimate chapters give you the knowledge and the code to make the ideal selection in your project.

Physics for JavaScript video games, Animation, and Simulations assumes you've gotten a simple wisdom of JavaScript and HTML5. even if, no prior wisdom of physics is required—only a few very simple math talents. The authors current every thing from simple rules to complicated suggestions in an approachable method, so you’ll be ready to stick to the good judgment and simply adapt the foundations on your personal applications.

The booklet is packed filled with useful examples of ways you could practice physics on your personal video games and functions. Spring behaviors can be utilized for whatever from tweaking lowrider suspension to making fabric simulation; flotation mechanics let the simulation of submersibles or dirigibles; you may also create your individual sun method with actual orbits and gravity. It doesn’t topic if you’re modeling the Lorentz strength in an electromagnetic box or you’re modeling the carry strength in a flight simulator, Physics for JavaScript video games, Animation, and Simulations helps you to fill your video games and purposes with exact and practical results.

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PhoneGap 3, Beginner's Guide, 2nd Edition

PhoneGap opens up cellular software improvement to extra humans through the use of HTML and JavaScript. This publication provides the knowledge on the entire necessities in pleasant, example-driven tutorials that might empower you to do extra.


  • Understand the basics of cross-platform cellular software improvement from construct to distribution
  • Learn to enforce the most typical gains of recent cellular applications
  • Take benefit of local cellular equipment capabilities—including the digicam, geolocation, and native storage—using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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You don’t need to recognize complicated languages like aim C to compete within the ever-growing cellular marketplace position. The PhoneGap framework allows you to use your net improvement abilities to construct HTML and JavaScript-based cellular functions with local wrappers that run on the entire significant cellular systems, together with Android, iOS, and home windows cell 8.

"PhoneGap Beginner’s consultant" may also help you holiday into the realm of cellular software improvement. you'll how you can organize and configure your cellular improvement setting, enforce the commonest gains of contemporary cellular apps, and construct wealthy, native-style functions. The examples during this ebook take care of genuine use case eventualities, with a purpose to assist you boost your personal apps, after which submit them at the hottest app stores.

Dive deep into PhoneGap and refine your abilities through studying how you can construct the most gains of a true global app.

"PhoneGap Beginner’s advisor" will advisor you thru the construction blocks of a cellular program that we could clients plan a visit and proportion their journey info. With the aid of this app, you'll tips on how to paintings with key PhoneGap instruments and APIs, expand the framework’s performance with plug-ins, and combine equipment positive aspects equivalent to the digicam, contacts, garage, and extra. by the point you’re accomplished, you've got an effective realizing of the typical demanding situations cellular app builders face, and you may understand how to unravel them.

What you are going to study from this book

  • Set up and configure your improvement environment
  • Manage cross-platform code bases
  • Build well-performing modular apps
  • Interact with the gadget sensors, dossier approach, and camera
  • Use key PhoneGap APIs
  • Integrate local code on your cellular app
  • Write a PhoneGap plugin
  • Localize a cellular app


Written in a pleasant, example-driven Beginner’s advisor layout, there are many step by step directions that can assist you start with PhoneGap.

Who this ebook is written for

If you're a internet developer or cellular software developer drawn to an examples-based method of studying cellular program improvement fundamentals with PhoneGap, then this ebook is for you.

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The Node Beginner Book

By Manuel Kiessling

Ryan Dahl, writer of Node.js: "This is an awesome creation to Node.js". the purpose of The Node newbie ebook is to get you began with constructing functions for Node.js, educating you every thing you must find out about complex JavaScript alongside the best way.

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Full Stack JavaScript Development With MEAN

By Adam Bretz

With sleek instruments. it's attainable to create a creation grade, full-stack program utilizing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript by myself. the combo of MongoDB, convey, AngularJS, and Node.js has turn into so renowned that it has earned the identify suggest stack -- the topic of this book.

This publication explores the suggest stack intimately. we are going to start through overlaying Node.js, because it will lay the foundation for all of our server-side paintings. you are going to how you can get Node working in your neighborhood laptop in addition to obtain modules utilizing npm. the main points of the Node.js programming version can also be covered.

From there, we are going to stream directly to MongoDB, the place you are going to the way to have interaction with Mongo from a Node software. additionally, you will how one can create, retrieve, replace, and delete information from a Mongo store.

After you may have an excellent grab on Node and Mongo, the publication will movement directly to the specific internet server. we are going to conceal the fundamentals of convey purposes through issues like routes and middleware. construction on prior chapters, we'll disguise the combination of Node, Mongo, and Express.

Our insurance of the suggest stack will wrap up with numerous chapters on AngularJS. those chapters will conceal Angular basics like information binding, directives, controllers, routing, and providers. so that it will discover competing applied sciences, a moderate creation to Ember.js may also be provided.

Full stack JavaScript isn't absolutely encompassed by way of the suggest stack. there's a complete atmosphere of JavaScript instruments to profit approximately, and this booklet will introduce some of them. we'll conceal job runners Gulp.js and Grunt.js that are super worthy for automating mundane, repetitive initiatives. we will additionally conceal JSHint, a linting instrument used to enhance code caliber. Linting instruments research resource code and file potentials matters - a function that's particularly worthy in non-compiled languages like JavaScript.

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Pro JavaScript Development: Coding, Capabilities, and Tooling

By Den Odell

Pro JavaScript Development is a pragmatic consultant for front-end internet builders who're skilled at construction websites with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and now desire to enhance their JavaScript abilities to a better point. you'll how to construct huge, well-structured, top of the range, mobile-optimized websites and apps, utilizing the most recent supported browser APIs, language beneficial properties, and instruments. This ebook teaches and exhibits you in functional hands-on phrases the way you can:

  • Master the functionality, reliability, balance, and code manageability of your JavaScript
  • Understand and write effective object-oriented and prototypal code, together with complete knowing of the ‘this’ keyword
  • Boost the functionality of your JavaScript code
  • Architect huge net functions utilizing universal layout patterns
  • Write prime quality JavaScript code and steer clear of the pitfalls probably to reason error
  • Manage code dependencies with AMD and RequireJS
  • Develop for cellular, construct video games, and manage a real-time video chat utilizing glossy APIs equivalent to Geolocation, Canvas and WebRTC
  • Document your code because the execs do
  • Write command-line and net server functions in JavaScript with Node.js,
  • Use construct instruments, equivalent to Grunt and Gulp, to automate repetitive projects and increase your improvement workflow

Using real-world examples and functions that you will construct your self, Pro JavaScript Development has particular, useful content material that might make you a greater JavaScript developer. turn into a grasp of the most recent JavaScript coding innovations and instruments, and harness its most sensible services today.

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