- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (September 30, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617290750
- ISBN-13: 978-1617290756
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Michael Mikowski is a UI architect and product designer. He created his first SPA out of necessity for the US and European AMD shopping sites in 2007 and has been hooked on SPA's ever since. He is currently working on his fifth commercial SPA, this time for desktop and multi-touch mobile devices using jQuery, SVG, Backbone, Node.js, MongoDB, and a number of his own jQuery plugins. Previously he was a back-end development manager responsible for high volume, high performance clusters serving billions of advertising impressions per week. He has developed notable applications for 3D rendering, music composition and numerical analysis; and is an award-winning and degreed Industrial Designer.
Josh Powell has created high performance, interactive sites for entertainment giants like Harry Potter, 007, Lord of the Rings, Batman, The Godfather, and The Simpsons. He also did a tour building "Smart Grid" projects at utility companies like PG&E.
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A minor criticism, it would have been nice to have integrated and expanded the testing appendix into the main body before the chapter on production concerns. There are just too many horror stories about inadequately tested code released into production, not to have made testing a first class discussion.
All in all, Single Page Web Applications is an exceptionally well written book which will be a constant reference point.
The explanations of closures and self-executing anonymous functions (called "immediately-invoked function expressions" by a strong minority) alone are worth the book price. I go with the original (self executing... ) expression, simply because that is what the pathbreakers in the field have historically called them (and presumably their buddies are the ones doing my interviews as soon as I am up to speed). The latter term, or IIFE for short, is technically more accurate, or so I am informed by several young turks.