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Object-Oriented JavaScript - Third Edition

By : Ved Antani, Stoyan STEFANOV
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Book Image

Object-Oriented JavaScript - Third Edition

5 (1)
By: Ved Antani, Stoyan STEFANOV

Overview of this book

JavaScript is an object-oriented programming language that is used for website development. Web pages developed today currently follow a paradigm that has three clearly distinguishable parts: content (HTML), presentation (CSS), and behavior (JavaScript). JavaScript is one important pillar in this paradigm, and is responsible for the running of the web pages. This book will take your JavaScript skills to a new level of sophistication and get you prepared for your journey through professional web development. Updated for ES6, this book covers everything you will need to unleash the power of object-oriented programming in JavaScript while building professional web applications. The book begins with the basics of object-oriented programming in JavaScript and then gradually progresses to cover functions, objects, and prototypes, and how these concepts can be used to make your programs cleaner, more maintainable, faster, and compatible with other programs/libraries. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to incorporate object-oriented programming in your web development workflow to build professional JavaScript applications.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Object-Oriented JavaScript - Third Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Built-in Functions
Regular Expressions

Installing and running react

First, let's install react. Earlier, installing and getting react set up on your machine needed a bunch of dependencies to be taken care of. However, we will use a relatively faster way to get react up and running. We will use create-react-app to which we can install react without any build configuration. Installation is done via npm which is as follows:

    npm install -g create-react-app 

Here, we are installing the create-react-app node module globally. Once create-react-app is installed, you can set up the directory for your application. Consider the following commands:

    create-react-app react-app 
    cd react-app/ 
    npm start 

Then, open http://localhost:3000/ to see your app. You should see something like the following screenshot:

If you open the directory in an editor, you will see several files created for you, as you can see in the following screenshot:

In this project, node_modules are the dependencies required to run this...