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I'm looking for books, online resources or suggestions about how to structure big projects or build a framework in JavaScript.

I'm not looking for books explaining how inheritance or closures work. I'm more looking for design patterns and techniques to organize (and develop) complex applications.

At the moment I found:

Any other suggestion?

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I think this one is really well written... addyosmani.com/largescalejavascript –  BZink Jan 27 '12 at 23:40
    
How about JavaScript Patterns? –  Šime Vidas Jan 27 '12 at 23:57
    
Have you read that book? Can you vouch for it being good –  Raynos Jan 28 '12 at 0:04
    
@Raynos I own it, but I haven't spent much time with it. From what I'm able to tell, it's solid. It explains a bunch of interesting patterns I haven't seen mentioned in other books/articles (patterns like Observer, Mediator, Proxy, Strategy, but also all the core patterns like Facade, Factory, Singleton, Sandbox, Module, Curry), so I consider it worth buying. –  Šime Vidas Jan 28 '12 at 0:21
    
The advanced chapters seem interesting –  Ghigo Jan 28 '12 at 1:19

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IMHO (driven by my experience)..

If you want to learn abstract concepts, concentrate on the abstract concept. In other words, if you're looking at design patterns, read books such as GOF's Design Patterns book. Check out Wikipedia's Software Design Patterns page. Learn them. Love them.

If you want to learn Javascript, read ECMA-262. Learning and understanding the spec will help you in becoming an expert with the language.

Then..

You won't be asking these questions (not that there's anything wrong with them). You'll have a solid understanding of both areas and will be able to implement anything you need relatively trivially.

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