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pawan chopra
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Hi Eric,

Welcome to JavaRanch. I have been working in Javascript for about 2 years now. Started with frameworks like Extjs , JQuery. Now I am working on application using Backbone , underscore , RequireJS etc. Learning all these was never easy as You have to approach different resources and forums etc. I saw one of your answer about Frameworks used in the book. I just wanted to ask you few questions:

-- Have you used those frameworks to build applications or the book has detail explanation of each implementation, Even if its part of the framework?
-- Is this a book about putting everything at the right place? Like when to use which framework and how?
-- Everyday you wake up you get to know a new JS framework which has solved some existing problems. Is this book goes beyond these frameworks learning and focus on Concepts?

I wish you all the best for your book. I am sure this will add great value to Programming world. Thanks for your efforts.


 
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pawan chopra wrote:Hi Eric,

Welcome to JavaRanch. I have been working in Javascript for about 2 years now. Started with frameworks like Extjs , JQuery. Now I am working on application using Backbone , underscore , RequireJS etc. Learning all these was never easy as You have to approach different resources and forums etc. I saw one of your answer about Frameworks used in the book. I just wanted to ask you few questions:

-- Have you used those frameworks to build applications or the book has detail explanation of each implementation, Even if its part of the framework?
-- Is this a book about putting everything at the right place? Like when to use which framework and how?
-- Everyday you wake up you get to know a new JS framework which has solved some existing problems. Is this book goes beyond these frameworks learning and focus on Concepts?

I wish you all the best for your book. I am sure this will add great value to Programming world. Thanks for your efforts.


Hi Pawan,

The book's primary focus is on concepts. Specifically, the first half talks about modern JavaScript programming techniques and style in general, while the second half talks about most of the concerns you'll encounter in the course of building a modern JavaScript applications. It does not discuss a wide variety of libraries or frameworks, or the pros and cons of each. For that, the best resource I know of is TodoMVC. I didn't set out to try to compete with that in book form. My selections are based primarily on what most people are using for general purpose applications, as well as my confidence with the technology at hand.

You will find plenty of example code, but the book does not attempt to document the whole API of any library or framework. I trust my readers know how to use Google and refer to official API documentation. Instead, I talk about how to use the tools to build a real application, and when there are potential stumbling blocks that arise from the use of a particular library or framework, I do address those.

- Eric
 
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That's awesome Eric. Thanks for that.
 
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