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jQuery in Action, Third Edition by Yehuda Katz Bear Bibeault and Aurelio De Rosa

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Chapter 15. How jQuery fits into large projects

This chapter covers

  • Improving selectors for better performance
  • Organizing your code in modules
  • Loading modules with RequireJS
  • Managing dependencies with Bower
  • Creating SPAs with Backbone.js

If you’ve read all the previous chapters, you’ve hopefully learned how to write beautiful and concise code using jQuery, how to extend its features, and how to unit-test your code. Now that you know jQuery, you’re ready to learn when it isn’t enough and the use of another library or even a framework is required.

In this chapter, the last of this book, we’ll broaden our focus to several tools, frameworks, and patterns not strictly related to jQuery but that can be used to craft fast, solid, and beautiful ...

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