SPA Design and Architecture

Understanding Single Page Web Applications

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Summary

SPA Design and Architecture teaches you the design and development skills you need to create SPAs. Includes an overview of MV* frameworks, unit testing, routing, layout management, data access, pub/sub, and client-side task automation. This book is full of easy-to-follow examples you can apply to the library or framework of your choice.

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About the Technology

The next step in the development of web-based software, single-page web applications deliver the sleekness and fluidity of a native desktop application in a browser. If you're ready to make the leap from traditional web applications to SPAs, but don't know where to begin, this book will get you going.

About the Book

SPA Design and Architecture teaches you the design and development skills you need to create SPAs. You'll start with an introduction to the SPA model and see how it builds on the standard approach using linked pages. The author guides you through the practical issues of building an SPA, including an overview of MV* frameworks, unit testing, routing, layout management, data access, pub/sub, and client-side task automation. This book is full of easy-to-follow examples you can apply to the library or framework of your choice.

What's Inside

  • Working with modular JavaScript
  • Understanding MV* frameworks
  • Layout management
  • Client-side task automation
  • Testing SPAs

  • About the Reader

    This book assumes you are a web developer and know JavaScript basics.

    About the Author

    Emmit Scott is a senior software engineer and architect with experience building large-scale, web-based applications.

    Table of Contents
      PART 1 THE BASICS
    1. What is a single-page application?
    2. The role of MV* frameworks
    3. Modular JavaScript
    4. PART 2 CORE CONCEPTS
    5. Navigating the single page
    6. View composition and layout
    7. Inter-module interaction
    8. Communicating with the server
    9. Unit testing
    10. Client-side task automation
    11. APPENDIXES
    1. Employee directory example walk-through
    2. Review of the XMLHttpRequest API
    3. Chapter 7 server-side setup and summary
    4. Installing Node.js and Gulp.js

    About The Author

    Emmit Scott is a senior software engineer and architect with experience building large-scale, web-based applications.

    Product Details

    • Publisher: Manning Publications (November 26, 2015)
    • Length: 275 pages
    • ISBN13: 9781617292439

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