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Meet the author behind 'MVC applies to JavaScript' - Sebastiano Armeli-Battana

Posted by Developer.Press on June 14, 2013 at 2:20 AM PDT

Sebastiano Armeli-Battana is the author of the successful 'MVC Applies to JavaScript' eBook.
We thought we'd get to know a little more about the author!

1. For someone that’s new to the JavaScript sector, can you explain why they should use MVC?

I would say that a JS noob should use MVC, just because it’s widely spread pattern used across different programming languages. I think they would enjoy it the most.

2. How did you start working with UI development?

To begin with I started working on translating PSDs into web pages. After a while I enjoyed the fact that I could see the results of what I was developing almost immediately. It was (and still is) really satisfying. That’s probably the best thing in UI development in my opinion.

3. What would be your main piece of advice for someone who wanted to get started with backbone.js?

Definitely the first step would be to become familiar with all the Backbone components. Look at how the model and the view are bound together! It’s really interesting!

4. Is your book aimed at beginners, intermediate or senior developers?

I guess it is more for intermediate developers, but it could be a good read for a senior developer who wanted to brush up on his or her knowledge.

5. What was the most challenging aspect of writing MVC Applies to JavaScript?

Working full time and writing the ePub at the same time! Other than that, it was an enjoyable experience.

6. How did you first get into developing/coding?

I love problem solving and developing is all about that, right?

7. What individuals or companies do you admire most/heroes in the tech space?

Well, I admire many companies their innovations. I will mention a few of them: Facebook, Twitter, Github, Google, Cloudfare, SauceLabs, etc. There is a long list of smart and passionate people I admire as well, too many to list really.. Paul Irish, Stoyan Stefanov, Nicholas Zakas, Jeremy Ashkenas to mention a few..

8. What sort of music do you like?

Big fan of electronic!

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