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Modern JavaScript Web Development Cookbook

By : Federico Kereki
Book Image

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)

Debugging with the standalone tool

If you are working with other browsers such as Safari or Internet Explorer, or if you cannot use Chrome or Firefox for some reason, there's a standalone version of the tool, which you can find at Be warned, though, that for web development, you won't be getting the full functionality, so you'll probably be better off keeping to a supported browser!

Getting ready

We want to use the standalone tool; let's see how to set it up. To start with, obviously, we need to install the package. You can do it globally, but I prefer working locally within the project itself:

npm install react-devtools --save...