Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2013

JavaScript Design Patterns

Friday - Nov 8 3:15 PM - Ballroom 1/2

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel

CTO TripLingo & Code Hacker

We've come a long way down the JavaScript road. Gone are the days of 'just hack it' for the web - architecting even a small project in JavaScript can be a challenge. Thankfully, there are several frameworks to help you; the most popular currently is Backbone.js.

Before you start using a framework in JavaScript, you will want to understand the techniques expert JavaScript programmers use to build them. In this session, we'll dive into design patterns in JavaScript, and do live coding so you can see these patterns applied. Even if you're not using a framework, you can use these design patterns to make your code more maintainabile, elegant, and concise.

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About Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo ( He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996, “Java Database Programming with JDBC.” He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He's in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and ….. well everything except Perl.
Pratik's specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master's in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.