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Instant Handlebars.js

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Gabriel Manricks

Learn how to create and implement HTML templates into your projects using the Handlebars library
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783282654
Paperback62 pages

About This Book

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Create and display templates on your pages
  • Extend Handlebars with custom helpers
  • Organize your code with partials
  • Optimize your development environment

Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed at people who have a general knowledge of JavaScript and HTML. No knowledge of templating engines is required.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Handlebars.js
So, what is Handlebars?
Installation
Quick start – creating your first template
Top 6 features you need to know about
People and places you should get to know

What You Will Learn

  • Create and compile templates with data
  • Learn how to structure reusable templates
  • Extend Handlebars with helpers
  • Manipulate a template’s context
  • Reuse templates with partials
  • Organize your projects with Require.js
  • Pre-compile templates for production
  • Add debug points to keep your templates maintainable

In Detail

Handlebars is one of the leading JavaScript templating engines and is quickly gaining widespread adoption by developers, as well as with frameworks like Ember.js and Meteor.

"Instant Handlebars.js" is a complete guide to the Handlebars library filled with internal concepts and practical examples that will help illustrate what’s going on and take you from a complete beginner to a Handlebars expert.

"Instant Handlebars.js" begins with the very basics, requiring no previous knowledge about templating engines. Throughout the course of this book, you get a thorough tour of all the features available in Handlebars.js and you will learn how to organize your websites for both development and production.

In this book, we will cover how to create templates with both placeholders and helpers. We will then go into organizing your projects for rapid -development using Require.js and how to optimize and compile your projects for production. To finish off, you will learn how to annotate your code and leave debug points so that you can easily maintain and troubleshoot your code in the future.

Handlebars is a small library;, it is meant to fill a specific need and it does this well. "Instant Handlebars.js" takes a very methodical approach to cover every aspect of this amazing library with practical examples provided every step of the way.

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