Getting Started with Twitter Flight

Getting Started with Twitter Flight

by Tom Hamshere

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Overview

Flight is a lightweight, component-based JavaScript application framework developed by Twitter for Twitter.com. It is an exciting alternative to the complexities of modern MVVM frameworks, offering a minimal API that allows you to write fast, reliable, scalable applications with a minimum of boilerplate code.

Getting Started with Twitter Flight offers the reader insight into why Flight was created and how to use it to build performant, powerful web apps from a unique perspective — that of someone who has had the opportunity to work directly with the team that created it. From a basic knowledge of JavaScript and jQuery, you will explore every aspect of Flight through practical examples and detailed explanations.

Learn what separates Flight from other frameworks, why Flight was created, and why you should use it in your next project. Discover the power of Flight's component-based architecture and use mixins, an exciting alternative to class-based inheritance, to create templating systems and data storage layers.

Getting Started with Twitter Flight provides all you need to know to build everything from UI widgets to large-scale, data-driven applications.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783280957
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 07/26/2013
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Tom Hamshere is a developer, traveler, keen gardener, and (up until quite recently) had dreams of one day becoming an author. He has been working with JavaScript for about as long as he can remember and has collaborated on a large number of projects, large and small, after abandoning an Artificial Intelligence course at the University of Sussex for being far too boring.

Currently, Tom is part of the Twitter UK flock, based in London. His primary focus is JavaScript development and has spent a large part of the past year implementing the Flight framework for TweetDeck.

I'd like to thank the whole team at TweetDeck for their insights on JavaScript and application development, and the Flight team at Twitter HQ not only for producing Flight (which is a pleasure to work with) but also for giving me their support and the opportunity to write this book.

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