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KnockoutJS Web Development by John Farrar

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The simpleGrid plugin

Just like jQuery allows for custom plugins, it is possible to use plugins with Knockout as well. Here, we are going to use a simple plugin to add grid functionality to our page. This plugin also smartly adds paging to the page. We will also do some simple CSS to set our grid so it loosens up the space between the cells in the table.

Tip

The reason we code with jQuery, KnockoutJS, Bootstrap, and other Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) libraries is that they package our work. We don't have to rethink, recode, or repeat our work when this is done. Using solutions such as jQuery and KnockoutJS, we can DRY out our code by adding our own library extensions. The simple grid plugin is an example of this.

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