Review: Learning jQuery Deferreds
Posted 28 March 2014
I’ve been lucky to have been asked to speak twice about promises and deferreds in jQuery at two conferences in the past year (NCDevCon and jQuery San Diego). Just before I was to give my talk at jQuery San Diego, the authors of Learning jQuery Deferreds, Terry Jones and Nicholas Tollervey, got in touch with me to see if I’d like a copy of their book. The book had been published just before the conference, so the timing was great.
I also truly appreciated the fact that when an example was given, the authors didn’t build off an example from two chapters ago and didn’t require you to remember a bunch of previous examples in order to understand the code being demonstrated. It’s one of my pet peeves with many software development books that the authors show code in chapter 3 and then expect you to remember the logic and implementation details of that code when referenced in another example in chapter 17. Thankfully, all of the author’s examples are concise, relevant, and self-contained.
The O’Reilly team has been generous enough to offer a promo code for the book. If you use the code AUTHD on oreilly.com, you’ll get 40% off the print book and 50% off the ebook!