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June 7, 2012

Maintainable JavaScript--New from O'Reilly Media: Writing Readable Code

Maintainable JavaScript

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Sebastopol, CA—You may have definite ideas about writing code when working alone, but team development requires that everyone use the same approach. With the JavaScript practices in Maintainable JavaScript (O'Reilly Media, $34.99 USD)—including code style, programming tips, and automation—you'll learn how to write maintainable code that other team members can easily understand, adapt, and extend.

"The best practices in the book were gathered over my 15 year web development career," says author Nicholas Zakas (@slicknet). "I put these techniques into practice in my career and have helped others do the same in my consulting practice." Zakas also includes rules recommended by other industry authorities.

He continues, "I'm assuming that you already know JavaScript when you read this book, but don't know how to write it most effectively in your work environment. Instead of just lecturing on what I think is the correct way to do things, I compare popular coding style guides and share stories from my career and the industry to show why you might choose to do things one way or another."

Maintainable JavaScript helps you navigate team development successfully and shows you how to:

  • Establish specific code conventions for your team
  • Use tools such as JSLint and JSHint to keep your team on track
  • Adopt style guidelines, such as basic formatting, to help your team produce uniform code
  • Apply several programming practices to solve problems and improve code quality
  • Create an automated JavaScript build system using a variety of utilities
  • Integrate browser-based JavaScript testing with tools such as the YUI Test Selenium Driver

For a review copy or more information please email reviews@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

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