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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

Chapter 1

  1. What international group maintains the official specification for JavaScript?
    1. W3C
    2. Ecma International
    3. Netscape
    4. Sun
  2. Which backends can communicate with JavaScript?
    1. PHP
    2. Python
    3. Java
    4. All of the above
  3. Who was the original author of JavaScript?
    1. Tim Berners-Lee
    2. Brendan Eich
    3. Linus Torvalds
    4. Bill Gates
  4. What is the DOM?
    1. JavaScript's representation of HTML in memory
    2. An API to allow JavaScript to modify the page
    3. Both of the above
    4. None of the above
  5. What is the primary use of Ajax?
    1. Communication with the DOM
    2. Manipulation of the DOM
    3. Listening for user input
    4. Communication with a backend