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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)

Summary


The JavaScript ecosystem has grown immensely over the past 10+ years. In this chapter, we first discussed the JavaScript Ecosystem first. JavaScript can be used to build full backend web servers and services, command-line interfaces, mobile apps, and front-end sites. In the second section, we introduced Node.js. We discussed how to set up Node.js for out of browser JavaScript development, the Node Package Manager, loading and creating modules, basic HTTP servers, streams and piping, filesystem operations, and the Express server. In the final topic, we introduced the React framework for frontend web development. We discussed installing React and the basics and specifics of React.

This rounds up the book. In this book, you examined major features in ES6 and implemented these features to build applications. Then, you handled JavaScript browser events and created programs that follow the TDD pattern. Lastly, you constructed the backend framework Node.js and the frontend framework React...