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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)
Section 1 - What is JavaScript? What is it not?
Section 2 - Using JavaScript on the Front-End
Section 3 - The Back-End: Node.js vs. Python
Section 4 - Communicating with Databases


Now, of course, I couldn't just hand you a final project, could I? In this chapter, we scaffolded our travelogue—the rest is up to you. There are a few pieces yet to do to have a fully functional project. After all, we haven't fully adhered to our visual comps, have we? Here are some ideas of what kinds of functionalities to implement in order to complete the project:

  • Persist information to the database.
  • Work on image uploading and saving.
  • Edit existing articles.
  • Create the countries endpoint to populate the D3.js map.
  • Enable true login.
  • Streamline the user journey.

When complete, this project will be a piece for your portfolio to show how you, a Python developer, mastered JavaScript. From the beginnings of datatypes, grammar, loops, and Node.js, to finally creating a fully functional project, you've come a long way.

It's with gratitude that I thank you for accompanying me on this journey! Keep learning, and live long and prosper.