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Posted 12 Jan 2014

Book Review : Knockout.js Succinctly

, 12 Jan 2014
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This is a Book Review, about Knockout.js Succinctly.

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  • Today I am going to Review a Book which has been published by Syncfusion.
  • The Book is Knockout.js Succinctly.
  • The Author of this book is Ryan Hodson.

Table of Contents 

What you will learn from this book      

  • Knockout.js Succinctly is intended for professional web developers who need to build dynamic, scalable user interfaces with minimal code.
  • Author Ryan Hodson guides you through the essentials of the library, starting with a brief overview of Knockout and its data-oriented aspects, followed by a thorough examination of binding data to various HTML elements, and finally examples of accessing external data and combining Knockout with jQuery animation routines.
  • Complete with code examples and informative diagrams yet shorter than 100 pages, Knockout.js Succinctly is the one resource you need for getting started with Knockout as fast as possible.


  • I have read this book within a 2 days.Before reading this book I had little knowledge about KO.But I didn't have any prior working experience with it.But after reading this awesome book now I feel I can easily start my next MVC app with the KO.This book gave me that kind of confidence.Thanks to the Author.
  • This is a very concise book (only 57 pages), is directly targeted to the most needed materials about the Knockout.js.
  • The way the author has explained the code snippets are really awesome. It's very clear and we can follow it even without practically involving with the code base.Because It contains all the relevant images, output of the source code and more...
  • Another eye caching thing about this ebook is, where it's colored book.So all the source code and images are shown in color.
  • The Author has given nice tips or places where it can go wrong when we apply KO to our applications.Those points will really help when we work with real applications.
  • This book is awesome , easy to follow and most importantly it's free.


  • The url has given for the Knockout.js is outdated.So you can use This for Latest Konckout.Js
  • It's better if the source code of this book can put on the JsFiddle.Then readers can easily change the things and test lively.It'll give huge value for this book, so this is the eBook.



  • I would like to recommend this book for all the Novice and Intermediate Developers, Who are willing to learn Knockout JS.
  • I have to put a special thanks for Syncfusion,who gave me this opportunity to review this book.This is my First book review for them and I hope to do more in future as well.Syncfusion is doing an outstanding job in the Software Developer's world by publishing this kind of Up-To-Date books in very specific areas.Keep up the Good work.
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed the reading of this book and I hope the same will feel for you as well.
  • Thanks for the Author Ryan Hodson as well for writing this kind of Instant category book.Keep up the Good work.


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About the Author

Sampath Lokuge
Software Developer (Senior) Freelancer
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Sampath Lokuge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in the Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

He possesses over 8 years of experience in constructing web applications using Microsoft Technologies including MVC, C#, SQL Server, Web API, Entity Framework and also other web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3,jQuery and AngularJS.

Sampath has earned Microsoft certifications such as MCP, MCAD, MCSD and MCTS and very recently he has completed MS (Microsoft Specialist) for MVC 4 and MCSD (Windows Store Apps Using HTML5).

Besides that, he is an active blogger, writing about web and mobile development issues and promoting best practices.He also actively participates in online communities such as Code Project and StackOverflow.He himself is handling three communities, which are MVC 5 With C# on Linkedin,Entity Framework 6 on G+ and Hybrid Mobile App with WinJS on Facebook.

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