Beginning Ractive.js

A Practical Introduction to Ractive.js using Real-World Examples

Authors: Libby, Alex

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  • First book on the market entirely dedicated to covering Ractive.js
  • Largely practical and proves Ractive.js as a viable alternative to Angular or React 
  • Includes enough detail so that each example can be easily followed, unlike currently available resources on Ractive.js
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About this book

Develop websites using the Ractive.js template-driven UI library. This book is project-oriented and simplifies the process of using Ractive.js to create websites or online applications that are interactive by default. It equips you with a starting toolset to develop future projects, safe in the knowledge that the site operates as expected, and is not reliant on bloated technology, typical of other similar frameworks.

Beginning Ractive.js takes the view that you shouldn’t always resort to what “everyone else uses”, and that there is indeed a different way you can achieve the same result. We live in an age where speed and simplicity are of the essence - this book provides a perfect alternative that challenges the norm. Stop thinking you must use the same library as everyone else. Give Ractive a try!

What You'll Learn

  • Understand how Ractive.js works and how it differs to other templating frameworks
  • Source and manage data using Ractive.js’ data binding methods
  • Gain an appreciation of managing events and animations using Ractive.js
  • Create components that contain reusability functionality for current or future projects
  • Work through real-world project examples using the Ractive.js library


Who This Book is For

Website developers who are keen to develop a fully interactive, template-driven website quickly, but don't have the desire to learn a more heavyweight framework, such as AngularJS. 

Agile development teams, where time is of the essence, and the pressure is on to deliver results quickly. 

Developers who want to focus on simplicity, where the library works for them, and they are not constrained by having to follow a particular methodology.

About the authors

Alex Libby is an A/B testing developer and seasoned computer book author, who hails from England. His passion for all things Open Source dates back to the days of his degree studies, where he first came across web development, and has been hooked ever since. His daily work involves extensive use of JavaScript, HTML and CSS to manipulate existing website content; Alex enjoys tinkering with different open source libraries to see how they work. He has spent a stint maintaining the jQuery Tools library, and enjoys writing about Open Source technologies, principally for front end UI development.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)