Build scalable, modular applications using Twitter Flight with Packt’s new book and eBook.

November 2013 | Java, Open Source, Web Development

Packt is proud to present its latest publication, Getting Started with Twitter Flight by Tom Hamshere. This is an easy-to-read book that will show readers how to build scalable, maintainable, modular applications with Flight, Twitter’s cutting-edge JavaScript framework. The book is 130 pages long and is priced at $29.99, while the eBook is $15.29.

About the author:
Tom Hamshere is based in North London and has been a frontend developer since 1998, working on a wide variety of projects. He has been a part of the Twitter UK flock since May 2012, focusing primarily on TweetDeck, an awesome JavaScript Twitter client. He was the first developer to implement Flight outside of www.twitter.com, and is responsible for a number of Flight-related open source projects, including jasmine-flight and flight-keyboard-shortcuts.

Flight is a lightweight, component-based JavaScript application framework developed by Twitter offering a minimal API that allows users to write fast, reliable, scalable applications with a minimum of boilerplate code.

Getting Started with Twitter Flight offers readers an insight into why Flight was created and how to use it to build performant, powerful web apps from a unique perspective. The book starts off with explaining the features Twitter Flight has to offer and then dives into other important aspects. The book explains Flight's component-based architecture using mixins; an exciting alternative to class-based inheritance, creating templating systems and data storage layers to name a few.

Getting Started with Twitter Flight covers the following topics:
Chapter 1: What is Flight?
Chapter 2: The Advantages of Flight
Chapter 3: Flight in the Wild
Chapter 4: Building a Flight Application
Chapter 5: Components
Chapter 6: UI Components
Chapter 7: Data Components
Chapter 8: Event Naming
Chapter 9: Mixins
Chapter 10: Templating and Event Delegation
Chapter 11: Web Application Performance
Chapter 12: Testing
Chapter 13: Complexities of Flight Architecture

Web developers with a foundation in JavaScript looking to build web applications using Twitter’s Flight will find this book a handy resource. For more information, please visit http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-twitter-flight/book



Getting Started with Twitter Flight
Learn to build scalable, maintainable, modular applications with Twitter’s Flight

For more
information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-twitter-flight/book


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