All sophisticated design patterns throw up the same fundamental question — is there a concrete advantage to using it in the first place? Without understanding the benefits, it could be very easy to think that it’s just a pointlessly verbose and over-engineered solution, or that it’s only following some kind of fashion. But there are real and important benefits to using this kind of pattern, and it isn’t an attempt to make JavaScript “more like” any other language, or to mimic classical inheritance.

DesignFestival: JavaScript Design Patterns Deconstructed

James is a freelance web developer based in the UK, specialising in JavaScript application development and building accessible websites. With more than a decade's professional experience, he is a published author, a frequent blogger and speaker, and an outspoken advocate of standards-based development.

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