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Pro Single Page Application Development

Using Backbone.js and ASP.NET

Authors: Fink, Gil, Flatow, Ido, Group, SELA

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  • One of the most important and exciting trends in web development in recent years is the move towards single page applications, or SPAs. With Pro Single Page Application Development, you'll learn why SPA development is important, how SPAs work, and how to build one from end to end using the popular Backbone.js library and ASP.NET Web API.

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About this book

One of the most important and exciting trends in web development in recent years is the move towards single page applications, or SPAs. Instead of clicking through hyperlinks and waiting for each page to load, the user loads a site once and all the interactivity is handled fluidly by a rich JavaScript front end. If you come from a background in ASP.NET development, you’ll be used to handling most interactions on the server side. Pro Single Page Application Development will guide you through your transition to this powerful new application type.

The book starts in Part I by laying the groundwork for SPA development. You’ll master some JavaScript techniques that will come in useful later on, and get to know the building blocks of a single page application, including modules, routing and MV* frameworks.

In Part II, you’ll build the client for your application. This is where the magic happens, as the authors take you through the process step by step. Backbone.js is the ideal library for demonstrating SPA development in practice, but you can apply the same principles with other frameworks in your future applications. Part III takes you through the process of building the server side of your application using ASP.NET Web API, and hooking up the two parts of your application to create a working whole.

SPA development also comes with its own particular challenges, including tracking history, user interface performance, and how to handle search engine optimization. In the final chapters, the authors guide you through some of these issues and advanced techniques and finish by showing you how to deploy your application. As SPAs become the de facto standard of web application development, the in-depth Pro Single Page Application Development will be your one-stop shop for creating fluid, modern applications on the web.

About the authors

Gil Fink is an expert in web development and Microsoft web and data platforms. He works as a senior consultant and architect at Sela Group. He is currently consulting for various enterprises and companies, where he helps to develop Web and RIA-based solutions. He conducts lectures and workshops for individuals and enterprises who want to specialize in infrastructure and web development. He is also a co-author of several Microsoft Official Courses and training kits and the founder of Front-End.IL meetup. You can read his publications at his blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/gilf

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eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6674-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6673-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Single Page Application Development
Book Subtitle
Using Backbone.js and ASP.NET
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Gil Fink and Ido Flatow and SELA Group
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6674-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6674-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6673-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
69 b/w illustrations
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