Addy Osmani — Scalable JavaScript Design Patterns

Web Directions South 2011, Sydney, October 13th.

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Would you like to learn how to organize your JavaScript applications so they can scale? Be able to write apps that support switching out Dojo or jQuery without rewriting a line of code? Application architecture is one of those aspects to development where minor problems can lead to major issues later on if it isn’t done right.

Developers writing client-​side apps these days usually use a combination of MVC, modules, widgets, plugins and frameworks for theirs. Whilst this works great for apps that are built at a smaller-​scale, what happens when your project really starts to grow?. In this talk, I’ll be presenting an effective set of design patterns for large-​scale JavaScript application architecture that have previously been used at both AOL and Yahoo amongst others to develop scalable applications.

You’ll learn how to keep your application logic truly decoupled, build modules that can exist on their own independently so they can be easily dropped into other projects and future-​proof your code in case you need to switch to a different DOM library in the future.

About Addy Osmani

Photo of Addy OsmaniAddy Osmani is a popular JavaScript blogger and a UI Developer for AOL based in London, England. He is also a member of the jQuery [Bug Triage/​Docs/​Front-​end] teams where he assists with bugs, documentation and community updates. His free book, ‘Essential JavaScript Design Patterns’ has been downloaded over 200,000 times in the past year and continues to be expanded in his spare time.

For more on Addy’s work, check out his blog AddyOsmani​.com for tutorials, his G+ page for his community updates and magazines such as .net for his thoughts and commentaries.

Follow Addy on Twitter: @addy_osmani

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