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JavaScript by Example

By : Dani Akash S
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JavaScript by Example

By: Dani Akash S

Overview of this book

JavaScript is the programming language that all web developers need to learn. The first item on our JavaScript to-do list is building g a To-do list app, which you'll have done by the end of the first chapter. You'll explore DOM manipulation with JavaScript and work with event listeners. You'll work with images and text to build a Meme creator. You will also learn about ES (ECMAScript) classes, and will be introduced to layouts using the CSS3 Flexbox. You'll also develop a responsive Event Registration form that allows users to register for your upcoming event and use charts and graphics to display registration data. You will then build a weather application, which will show you different ways perform AJAX requests and work with dynamic, external data. WebRTC enables real-time communication in a web browser; you'll learn how to use it when you build a real-time video-call and chat application later in the book. Towards the end of the book, you will meet React, Facebook's JavaScript library for building user interfaces. You'll throw together a blog with React, and get a feel for why this kind of JavaScript framework is used to build large-scale applications. To make your blog more maintainable and scalable, you'll use Redux to manage data across React components.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Building a Meme Creator

As the chapter name suggests, we are going to build a fun application in this chapter--a Meme Creator. Everyone loves memes! But that's not the only reason we are building a Meme Creator. We are going to explore a few new things that are going to change the way you build web applications. Let's see what's in store:

  • Introduction to CSS3 flexbox. A new way to create responsive layouts on the web.
  • Using the Webpack module bundler to convert all your dependencies and code to static assets.
  • Using HTML5 canvas for drawing graphics on the fly with JavaScript.
  • Creating a solid production build that is fully optimized, minified, and versioned.

Previously, you successfully built a ToDo List app while learning the new ES6 features of JavaScript. At the end of the chapter, you learned how to use Node and npm for web development. We have covered only...