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Building Enterprise JavaScript Applications

By : Daniel Li
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Building Enterprise JavaScript Applications

By: Daniel Li

Overview of this book

With the over-abundance of tools in the JavaScript ecosystem, it's easy to feel lost. Build tools, package managers, loaders, bundlers, linters, compilers, transpilers, typecheckers - how do you make sense of it all? In this book, we will build a simple API and React application from scratch. We begin by setting up our development environment using Git, yarn, Babel, and ESLint. Then, we will use Express, Elasticsearch and JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) to build a stateless API service. For the front-end, we will use React, Redux, and Webpack. A central theme in the book is maintaining code quality. As such, we will enforce a Test-Driven Development (TDD) process using Selenium, Cucumber, Mocha, Sinon, and Istanbul. As we progress through the book, the focus will shift towards automation and infrastructure. You will learn to work with Continuous Integration (CI) servers like Jenkins, deploying services inside Docker containers, and run them on Kubernetes. By following this book, you would gain the skills needed to build robust, production-ready applications.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Free Chapter
The Importance of Good Code


In this chapter, we have deployed our code to a VPS and exposed it to the external world—first through a static IP address, and later via a domain name.

In the next chapter, we are going to look into Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) to see how we can automate the testing and deployment steps we've introduced in the last few chapters. You'll get the chance to work with Travis CI and Jenkins, a build automation tool.

Looking further ahead, in Chapter 17, Migrating to Docker and Chapter 18, Robust Infrastructure with Kubernetes, we will use Docker containers and Kubernetes to make our deployment more scalable and reliable.