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Hands-on JavaScript for Python Developers

By : Sonyl Nagale
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Hands-on JavaScript for Python Developers

By: Sonyl Nagale

Overview of this book

Knowledge of Python is a great foundation for learning other languages. This book will help you advance in your software engineering career by leveraging your Python programming skills to learn JavaScript and apply its unique features not only for frontend web development but also for streamlining work on the backend. Starting with the basics of JavaScript, you’ll cover its syntax, its use in the browser, and its frameworks and libraries. From working with user interactions and ingesting data from APIs through to creating APIs with Node.js, this book will help you get up and running with JavaScript using hands-on exercises, code snippets, and detailed descriptions of JavaScript implementation and benefits. To understand the use of JavaScript in the backend, you’ll explore Node.js and discover how it communicates with databases. As you advance, you’ll get to grips with creating your own RESTful APIs and connecting the frontend and backend for holistic full-stack development knowledge. By the end of this Python JavaScript book, you’ll have the knowledge you need to write full-fledged web applications from start to finish. You’ll have also gained hands-on experience of working through several projects, which will help you advance in your career as a JavaScript developer.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
1
Section 1 - What is JavaScript? What is it not?
6
Section 2 - Using JavaScript on the Front-End
13
Section 3 - The Back-End: Node.js vs. Python
20
Section 4 - Communicating with Databases

The project brief

When beginning a real-world web project from start to finish, it's important to gather the requirements up front. This can be presented in many forms: a verbal description, a bulleted list of features, a visual wireframe, a complete design document, or any combination of these. When examining requirements, it's important to be as explicit as possible in order to minimize miscommunication, redundant or abandoned work, and a streamlined workflow. For this project, we'll begin with visual comps.

If you've ever worked with a graphic designer, you're probably familiar with the term comp. A visual comp, short for comprehensive layout, is a design artifact that is a high-fidelity visual representation of the desired end state for a project. For example, a print project's comp would be a digital file with all the required assets ready to send to the printer for immediate use. For digital work, you may receive Adobe Photoshop, XD, or Sketch files...