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Modern JavaScript Web Development Cookbook

By : Federico Kereki
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Modern JavaScript Web Development Cookbook

By: Federico Kereki

Overview of this book

JavaScript has evolved into a language that you can use on any platform. Modern JavaScript Web Development Cookbook is a perfect blend of solutions for traditional JavaScript development and modern areas that developers have lately been exploring with JavaScript. This comprehensive guide teaches you how to work with JavaScript on servers, browsers, mobile phones and desktops. You will start by exploring the new features of ES8. You will then move on to learning the use of ES8 on servers (with Node.js), with the objective of producing services and microservices and dealing with authentication and CORS. Once you get accustomed to ES8, you will learn to apply it to browsers using frameworks, such as React and Redux, which interact through Ajax with services. You will then understand the use of a modern framework to develop the UI. In addition to this, development for mobile devices with React Native will walk you through the benefits of creating native apps, both for Android and iOS. Finally, you’ll be able to apply your new-found knowledge of server-side and client-side tools to develop applications with Electron.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Adding types

In the previous chapter, we installed Flow so that we could add data types check to JS, but we didn't really get into its syntax or rules. Let's get into that now, before getting into JS-specific features.

Getting started

Flow will not check every file unless you expressly require it to. For a file to be checked, you must add a simple comment to the very top, as shown in the following code snippet. Flow will ignore any files that lack this comment, so even if you were adding the tool to an already existing project, you could do it gradually, adding files one at a time:

/* @flow */

Starting with Flow's controls, you just have to specify what data type you expect any variable to be, and Flow will...