Reliable JavaScript

  • 6h 46m
  • Lawrence D. Spencer, Seth H. Richards
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

Create more robust applications with a test-first approach to JavaScript

Reliable JavaScript, How to Code Safely in the World's Most Dangerous Language demonstrates how to create test-driven development for large-scale JavaScript applications that will stand the test of time and stay accurate through long-term use and maintenance. Taking a test-first approach to software architecture, this book walks you through several patterns and practices and explains what they are supposed to do by having you write unit tests. Write the code to pass the unit tests, so you not only develop your technique for structuring large-scale applications, but you also learn how to test your work. You'll come away with hands-on practice that results in code that is correct from the start, and has the test coverage to ensure that it stays correct during subsequent maintenance. All code is provided both in the text and on the web, so you can immediately get started designing more complete, robust applications.

JavaScript has graduated from field-validation scripts to full-scale applications, but many developers still approach their work as if they were writing simple scripts. If you're one of those developers, this book is the solution you need to whip your code into shape and create JavaScript applications that work.

  • Write more concise and elegant code by thinking in JavaScript
  • Test the implementation and use of common design patterns
  • Master the use of advanced JavaScript features
  • Ensure your code's conformance to your organization's standards

If you're ready to step up your code and develop more complete software solutions, Reliable JavaScript is your essential resource.

About the Authors

Larry Spencer leads an international team of developers at ScerIS, a software and services company near Boston. He has over 35 years' experience as an executive, developer, consultant, teacher, and frequent presenter at programming conferences.

Seth Richards has been crafting software professionally since 2002. His past work focused on web-based, enterprise-class geographic information system applications.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Practicing Skillful Software Engineering
  • Tooling up
  • Constructing Reliable Objects
  • Reviewing the Benefits of Patterns
  • Ensuring Correct Use of the Callback Pattern
  • Ensuring Correct Use of the Promise Pattern
  • Ensuring Correct Use of Partial Function Application
  • Ensuring Correct Use of the Memoization Pattern
  • Ensuring Correct Implementation of the Singleton Pattern
  • Ensuring Correct Implementation of the Factory Pattern
  • Ensuring Correct Implementation and Use of the Sandbox Pattern
  • Ensuring Correct Implementation of the Decorator Pattern
  • Ensuring Correct Implementation of the Strategy Pattern
  • Ensuring Correct Implementation of the Proxy Pattern
  • Ensuring Correct Implementation of Chainable Methods
  • Conforming to Interfaces in an Interface-Free Language
  • Ensuring Correct Argument Types
  • Ensuring Correct Use of Call, Apply, and Bind
  • Ensuring Correct Use of Method-Borrowing
  • Ensuring Correct Use of Mixins
  • Testing Advanced Program Architectures
  • Testing DOM Access
  • Ensuring Conformance to Standards
  • Summary of the Principles of Test-Driven Development
  • Summary of JavaScript Idioms in This Book