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JavaScript Web Applications

by Alex Maccaw

Building rich JavaScript applications that bring a desktop experience to the Web requires moving state from the server to the client side--not a simple task. This hands-on book takes proficient JavaScript developers through all the steps necessary to create state-of-the-art applications, including structure, templating, frameworks, communicating with the server, and many other issues. Throughout the book, you'll work with real-world example applications to help you grasp the concepts involved. Learn how to create JavaScript applications that offer a more responsive and improved experience. Use the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern, and learn how to manage dependencies inside your application Get an introduction to templating and data binding Learn about loading remote data, Ajax, and cross-domain requests Create realtime applications with WebSockets and Node.js Accept dropped files and upload data with progress indicators Use major frameworks and libraries, including jQuery, Spine, and Backbone Write tests and use the console to debug your applications Get deployment best practices, such as caching and minification

The Little Book on CoffeeScript

by Alex Maccaw

<p>This little book shows JavaScript developers how to build superb web applications with CoffeeScript, the remarkable little language that&#8217;s gaining considerable interest. Through example code, this guide demonstrates how CoffeeScript abstracts JavaScript, providing syntactical sugar and preventing many common errors. You&#8217;ll learn CoffeeScript&#8217;s syntax and idioms step by step, from basic variables and functions to complex comprehensions and classes.</p>

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