Use Knockout.js to design and build dynamic client-side web applications that are extremely responsive and easy to maintain. This example-driven book shows you how to use this lightweight JavaScript framework and its Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. You...ll learn how to build your own data bindings, extend the framework with reusable functions, and work with a server to enhance your client-side application with persistence. In the final chapter, you...ll build a shopping cart to see how everything fits together.

If a web developer with experience in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, ready for Knockout.

  • Learn how to create a ViewModel
  • Bind HTML data and attributes, and CSS classes and styles
  • Understand data binding in Knockout...s context hierarchy
  • Use properties that change dynamically through user interaction
  • Work with forms by using several different bindings
  • Bind multiple ViewModels on a single page
  • Extend or attach custom functions to observables
  • Perform server-side interactions with jQuery
  • Map a JavaScript object or apply JSON data to a new object