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Advanced JavaScript

By : Zachary Shute
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Advanced JavaScript

By: Zachary Shute

Overview of this book

If you are looking for a programming language to develop flexible and efficient applications, JavaScript is an obvious choice. Advanced JavaScript is a hands-on guide that takes you through JavaScript and its many features, one step at a time. You'll begin by learning how to use the new JavaScript syntax in ES6, and then work through the many other features that modern JavaScript has to offer. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll use asynchronous programming with callbacks and promises, handle browser events, and perform Document Object Model (DOM) manipulation. You'll also explore various methods of testing JavaScript projects. In the concluding chapters, you'll discover functional programming and learn to use it to build your apps. With this book as your guide, you'll also be able to develop APIs using Node.js and Express, create front-ends using React/Redux, and build mobile apps using React/Expo. By the end of Advanced JavaScript, you will have explored the features and benefits of JavaScript to build small applications.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Chapter 6. The JavaScript Ecosystem

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Compare the different JavaScript ecosystems

  • Explain the basic concepts of server-side JavaScript

  • Build a Node.js and Express server

  • Build a React frontend website

  • Combine a frontend framework with a backend server

The final chapter covers the JavaScript Ecosystem in detail, and teaches the students how to work with different features and sections of Node.js, as well as the Node Package Manager (NPM).