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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 Blog with React

Hey! Good work making it to the last section of the book, where you are going to learn Facebook's React library. Before we start with this chapter, let's take a look at your journey through the book:

  • You first built a simple ToDo list app using the JavaScript's ES6 syntax and then created a build script to compile it down to ES5 so that it will be compatible with older browsers.
  • Then, you built a Meme Creator while setting up your own automated development environment, learning lots of new concepts and tools along the way.
  • Next, you used the development environment and built an Event Registration app in which you built your first reusable JavaScript module for API calls and form validation.
  • Then, you utilized the power of JavaScript WebAPIs to build a peer-to-peer video calling app with WebRTC.
  • Lastly, you built your own HTML5 custom...