KnockoutJS Blueprints

Packt Publishing Ltd
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If you are a JavaScript developer and already know the basics of KnockoutJS and you want to get the most out of it, then this book is for you. This book will help in your transition from a small site to a large web application that is easily maintainable.
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About the author

Carlo Russo works as a consulting software architect and trainer in the field of software development. He started working with computers when he was 15. His dream was to be able to build a video game on his own some day. He has worked as consultant for many renowned worldwide companies; in his spare time, he develops web applications and learns new programming languages. In the last 3 years, he worked as a web developer, learning both Angular and DurandalJS; currently, he is focusing on a big Single Page Application built with DurandalJS and Knockout 3.2.
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Publisher
Packt Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Feb 25, 2015
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Pages
218
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ISBN
9781783980857
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / General
Computers / Programming Languages / JavaScript
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