Link to the new copy of Rapid Prototyping with JS at https://leanpub.com/rapid-prototyping-with-js.
Here is a list of the update for Rapid Prototyping with JS v0.4:
- Brand new chapter: Intro to Backbone.js
- Re-structured table of contents (chapters and parts)
- Extended list of resources for further reading
- Fixed code formatting and highlighting
- Fixed grammar, style and typos mistakes
- Brand new book cover optimized for ebook format
- Reduced size of ebook (faster download)
- Inspirational quotes in each chapter
- Updated “Basics” chapter
- Extended list of ways to reach us (Twitter, Facebook, Storify, etc.)
LeanPub changed their purchasing. Now it’s even better for readers. Anybody can “return” the book they didn’t like within 45 days and get a full refund. Word return is in double quotes because all content is Digital Right Management (DRM) free. Does it mean that somebody can buy and download a book, get their money back, but keep the copy? Yes, but they will get bad karma for that! And not like a bad karma on Hacker News but a real bad karma. Everybody else deservers authors and publishers trust and respect.
Why Backbone.js? Because a lot of people expressed desire to use it but being a framework Backbone has a learning curve. Not a steep one like Rails but still it takes time to master and learn Backbone. The new chapter “Intro to Backbone.js” will show readers how to:
- Create Backbone architecture from scratch
- Construct proper architecture with Routes
- Use Collections
- Apply Templates in Subviews
- Split code into multiple JS files
- Organize code into modules with AMD and Require.js
- Optimize code for production with r.js library
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