Async JavaScript

With Async JavaScript, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the JavaScript language. You’ll start with a ground-up primer on the JavaScript event model—key to avoiding many of the most common mistakes JavaScripters make. From there you’ll see tools and design patterns for turning that conceptual understanding into practical code.

The concepts in the book are illustrated with runnable examples drawn from both the browser and the Node.js server framework, incorporating complementary libraries including jQuery, Backbone.js, and Async.js. You’ll learn how to create dynamic web pages and highly concurrent servers by mastering the art of distributing events to where they need to be handled, rather than nesting callbacks within callbacks within callbacks.

Async JavaScript will get you up and running with real web development quickly. By the time you’ve finished the Promises chapter, you’ll be parallelizing Ajax requests or running animations in sequence. By the end of the book, you’ll even know how to leverage Web Workers and AMD for JavaScript applications with cutting-edge performance. Most importantly, you’ll have the knowledge you need to write async code with confidence.

What you need
Basic knowledge of JavaScript is recommended. If you feel that you’re not up to speed, see the “Resources for Learning JavaScript” section in the preface.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Understanding JavaScript Events
Chapter 2. Distributing Events
Chapter 3. Promises and Deferreds
Chapter 4. Flow Control with Async.js
Chapter 5. Multithreading with Workers
Chapter 6. Async Script Loading

Book Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: n/a
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937785277
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