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JavaScript by Example

By : Dani Akash S
Book Image

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)

Validating and submitting the form using JavaScript

HTML Forms are the most important part of web applications, where user input is recorded. In our JS Meetup app, we got a nice looking form built with the help of Bootstrap. Let's explore what the form contains using the index.html file. The form contains four compulsory fields:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Age

And it also contains three optional fields (two of whose values are preselected):

  • The user's profession
  • His experience level in JavaScript
  • Comments on what he expects to learn from this event

Since profession and experience level options are preselected with a default value, they aren't marked as compulsory to the user. But, during validation, we need to consider them as compulsory fields. Only the comments field is optional.

Here's how our form should work:

  • The user fills up all the form details...