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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)

Introduction to web components

Web components are a set of four different technologies that can be used together or separately to build reusable user interface widgets. Just as we can create reusable modules using JavaScript, we can create reusable DOM elements with web component technologies. The four technologies that form the web components are:

  • Custom elements
  • HTML templates
  • Shadow DOM
  • HTML imports

The web components were created to provide developers simple APIs to build highly reusable DOM elements. There are many JavaScript libraries and frameworks that focus on providing reusability by organizing the entire web application into simpler components, such as React, Angular, Vue, Polymer, and so on. In the next chapter, we are going to build an entire web application by putting together multiple independent React components. However, despite all the frameworks and libraries...