The books looks to be useful for people who want to build/understand an MVC library from the ground-up with jQuery as a base. There are also chapters about the various ready-built solutions.
Nicely done maccman.
My only complaint - and one that maccman can't be faulted for - is the book covers a topic that's rapidly changing. There's few de facto client-side frameworks for MVC or dependency management or maybe even testing. Personally, I think that makes this more exciting, and the book does cover the current state well.
Good quick read.
For an extra $5 you can pick up this which is fantastic: http://www.amazon.com/Geometry-Relativity-Fourth-Dimension-R...
If anyone needed proof that SproutCore has failed to launch, this is it.
SproutCore 2.0 alpha was released on May 25th of this year, so Alex didn't have time to cover it. My hope is that a second edition would hopefully at least mention it, now that it is much more competitive with things like Backbone and Knockout, et al. :)
There are some things that just aren't intuitive, when you're reading other people's code. I hope this book either enables me to write code from scratch or significantly speeds up my "decompiling" of other people's code.
Congrats on the launch! Must've been quite a ride, since from what I read, you're traveling the world and surfing. Nicely done.
I've just introduced myself into it, and I'm really liking all about it. ALL.
So, I think there's still a place for a smaller, more 90%/10% mvc framework.. and have backbone.js to fallback on in the 10%. In fact, this framework could be build on top of backbone :)
Congratulations Alex, really liked the writing style and it's been very helpful alongside 'The Definitive guide'.
Does the book talk about some of the existing frameworks, such as backbone.js? Or does it walk you through rolling your own MVC?
If not for the 'feeding frenzy' I was in, I would have not bought the ebook at that moment.
Edit: The book was worth it, jsut the process of buying it