Assemble the complete stack required to build a modern web app using React: MongoDB (a NoSQL database) and Express (a framework for web application servers), which runs on Node (JavaScript on the server side), complement React very nicely. This book will also cover many other tools that go into building a complete web application: React Router, React-Bootstrap, Redux, Babel, and webpack. Though the primary focus of Pro MERN Stack is to equip you with all that is required to build a full-fledged web application, a large portion of the book will be devoted to React. The popular MEAN (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node) stack introduced Single Page Apps (SPAs) and front-end Model-View-Controller (MVC) as new and efficient paradigms. But it has its shortcomings such as lack of support for SEO friendly server-side rendering and being too prescriptive by being a framework. Facebook's React is a technology that competes indirectly with AngularJS. It is not a full-fledged MVC framework. It is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces (in some sense the View part). Yet, it is possible to build a web app by replacing AngularJS with React – hence the term MERN stack. What You Will Learn Discover the details of React, the React Way, and how to get the maximum out of this library See the basics of MongoDB, Express, and Node, enough to build a web app Work with other tools complementary to React, including React-Bootstrap and React Router Use the tools required to build JavaScript based SPAs Tie all the components together to build a complete web app. Who This Book Is For Developers and architects who have prior experience in any web app stack other than the MERN stack will find the book useful to learn about this modern stack. Prior knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS is required.
Assemble the complete stack required to build a modern web app using React: MongoDB (a NoSQL database) and Express (a framework for web application servers), which runs on Node (JavaScript on the server side), complement React very nicely. This book will also cover many other tools that go into building a complete web application: React Router, React-Bootstrap, Redux, Babel, and webpack. Though the primary focus of Pro MERN Stack is to equip you with all that is required to build a full-fledged web application, a large portion of the book will be devoted to React. The popular MEAN (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node) stack introduced Single Page Apps (SPAs) and front-end Model-View-Controller (MVC) as new and efficient paradigms. But it has its shortcomings such as lack of support for SEO friendly server-side rendering and being too prescriptive by being a framework. Facebook's React is a technology that competes indirectly with AngularJS. It is not a full-fledged MVC framework. It is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces (in some sense the View part). Yet, it is possible to build a web app by replacing AngularJS with React – hence the term MERN stack. What You Will Learn Discover the details of React, the React Way, and how to get the maximum out of this library See the basics of MongoDB, Express, and Node, enough to build a web app Work with other tools complementary to React, including React-Bootstrap and React Router Use the tools required to build JavaScript based SPAs Tie all the components together to build a complete web app. Who This Book Is For Developers and architects who have prior experience in any web app stack other than the MERN stack will find the book useful to learn about this modern stack. Prior knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS is required.
Traditionally, web applications have been architected so that the back-end houses all the front-end code. This has resulted in heavy projects that are difficult to manage and scale. This book will explain a new way to write web applications by treating the front-end as if it were a third-party (such as a mobile client). This book, written by a practicing MEAN developer, will take a holistic approach to using the MEAN JavaScript platform for creating modern web applications and lay out how to use the MEAN (Mongo, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js) set of tools to create a web application, from installation and setup of the tools to debugging and deploying your app. After an introduction to how web development is changing and the advantages of using the MEAN stack, the author jumps into an introduction to each tool and then dives into using the complete JavaScript-based application stack to build, test, and deploy apps.
Use the two popular web development stacks, Node.js and MongoDB, to build full-featured web applications About This Book Learn the new ECMAScript along with Node 8 and MongoDB to make your application more effective. Get the up-to-date information required to launch your first application prototype using the latest versions of Node.js and MongoDB. A practical guide with clear instructions to designing and developing a complete web application from start to finish using trending frameworks such as angular4 and hapi Who This Book Is For The book is designed for JavaScript developers of any skill level who want to get up-and-running using Node.js and MongoDB to build full-featured web applications. A basic understanding of JavaScript and HTML is the only prerequisite for this book. What You Will Learn Work with Node.js building blocks Write and configure a web server using Node.js powered by the Express.js framework Build dynamic HTML pages using the Handlebars template engine Persist application data using MongoDB and Mongoose ODM Test your code using automated testing tools such as the Mocha framework Automate test cases using Gulp Reduce your web development time by integrating third-party tools for web interaction. Deploy a development environment to the cloud using services such as Heroku, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure Explore single-page application frameworks to take your web applications to the next level In Detail Node.js builds fast, scalable network applications while MongoDB is the perfect fit as a high-performance, open source NoSQL database solution. The combination of these two technologies offers high performance and scalability and helps in building fast, scalable network applications. Together they provide the power for manage any form of data as well as speed of delivery. This book will help you to get these two technologies working together to build web applications quickly and easily, with effortless deployment to the cloud. You will also learn about angular 4, which consumes pure JSON APOIs from a hapi server. The book begins by setting up your development environment, running you through the steps necessary to get the main application server up-and-running. Then you will see how to use Node.js to connect to a MongoDB database and perform data manipulations. From here on, the book will take you through integration with third-party tools to interact with web apps. You will see how to use controllers and view models to generate reusable code that will reduce development time. Toward the end, the book supplies tests to properly execute your code and take your skills to the next level with the most popular frameworks for developing web applications. By the end of the book, you will have a running web application developed with MongoDB, Node.js, and some of the most powerful and popular frameworks. Style and approach A practical guide with clear instructions to designing and developing a complete web application from start to finish
Traditional web dev stacks use a different programming language in every layer, resulting in a complex mashup of code and frameworks. Developers and businesses love it because it's scalable and cost-effective. End users love it because the apps created with it are fast and responsive. It's a win-win-win! Getting MEAN, Second Edition is completely revised and updated to cover Angular 2, Node 6 and the latest mainstream release of JavaScript ES2015 (ES6). Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Write free, open-source, cross-platform, dynamic JavaScript applications that can run anywhere using the MEAN stack - MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js. With this book Mac developers will get the tools needed to set up, write code once, and be able to deploy code on any device. You will be able to cut development time by using one stack to serve all your development needs. Pro MEAN Stack Development enables you to quickly learn everything needed to work effectively with MEAN, from setting up your toolstack to rolling out your free servers, and deploying on any device. You will also learn to build scripts with Grunt and Gulp, Webpack, and Vagrant and how to deploy to the web and mobile using Phonegap. Harness JavaScript to create dynamic and easily-maintainable applications fast and 100% free. Master the MEAN stack with this book today. What You Will Learn Utilize JavaScript for the entire development cycle from front end to back end, database and deployment. Learn to write responsive code that can be deployed on any device. Become a well-rounded developer and be able to understand the entire development cycle. Learn to utilize free open source and cloud services to deploy production-grade code. Who This Book Is For Front or back end Mac developers familiar with JavaScript and interested in utilizing the MEAN stack to deploy successful apps on all devices.
Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Web Development The definitive guide to using the MEAN stack to build web applications Node.js is a leading server-side programming environment, MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database, and Angular is the leading framework for MVC-based front-end development. Together, they provide an easy-to-implement, fully integrated web development stack that allows web programmers to create high-performance sites and applications built completely in JavaScript, from server to client. Updated for Angular 2, Angular 4, and subsequent versions, this new edition of Node.js, MongoDB and Angular Web Development shows you how to integrate these three technologies into complete working solutions. It begins with concise, crystal-clear tutorials on each technology and then quickly moves on to building common web applications. You’ll learn how to use Node.js and MongoDB to build more scalable, high-performance sites, how to leverage Angular’s innovative MVC approach to structure more effective pages and applications, and how to use all three together to deliver outstanding next-generation Web solutions. Implement a highly scalable and dynamic web server using Node.js and Express Implement a MongoDB data store for your web applications Access and interact with MongoDB from Node.js JavaScript code Learn the basics of TypeScript Define custom Angular directives that extend the HTML language Build server-side web services in JavaScript Implement client-side services that can interact with the Node.js web server Build dynamic browser views that provide rich user interaction Add authenticated user accounts and nested comment components to your web applications and pages Contents at a Glance Part I: Getting Started 1 Introducing the Node.js-to-Angular Stack 2 JavaScript Primer Part II: Learning Node.js 3 Getting Started with Node.js 4 Using Events, Listeners, Timers, and Callbacks in Node.js 5 Handling Data I/O in Node.js 6 Accessing the File System from Node.js 7 Implementing HTTP Services in Node.js 8 Implementing Socket Services in Node.js 9 Scaling Applications Using Multiple Processors in Node.js 10 Using Additional Node.js Modules Part III: Learning MongoDB 11 Understanding NoSQL and MongoDB 12 Getting Started with MongoDB 13 Getting Started with MongoDB and Node.js 14 Manipulating MongoDB Documents from Node.js 15 Accessing MongoDB from Node.js 16 Using Mongoose for Structured Schema and Validation 17 Advanced MongoDB Concepts Part IV: Using Express to Make Life Easier 18 Implementing Express in Node.js 19 Implementing Express Middleware Part V: Learning Angular 20 Jumping into TypeScript 21 Getting Started with Angular 22 Angular Components 23 Expressions 24 Data Binding 25 Built-in Directives Part VI: Advanced Angular 26 Custom Directives 27 Events and Change Detection 28 Implementing Angular Services in Web Applications 29 Creating Your Own Custom Angular Services 30 Having Fun with Angular
Learn how to build scalable APIs using the Node.js platform and ES6 (EcmaScript 2015) with this quick, informative guide. Developing systems for the wide range of devices available in the modern world requires the construction of APIs designed to work only with data in a centralized manner, allowing client-side applications to be developed separately and have a unique interface for the final user. Node.js has proven itself to be an excellent platform for building REST APIs because of its single-thread architecture. It has a low learning curve and can be understood by anyone who has a basic understanding of the JavaScript language. Use Building APIs with Node.js today to understand how Node.js APIs work, and how you can build your own. What You Will Learn Build scalable APIs using the Node.js platform Use ES6, Express, Passport, ApiDoc, Mocha, Helmet and more Integrate an SQL database through Sequelize.js and build a single page application using Vanilla.js Who This Book Is For Ideal for developers who have a basic understanding of JavaScript and Node.js.
React is a JavaScript library developed for one main reason—to build reusable UI components that present ever-changing data. The React philosophy is to focus solely on the user interface. In model-view-controller (MVC) terminology, React is the view. Because it has to work with models and other libraries, it's designed to play nicely with pretty much any other framework, router, style, and model library. And it's well-supported—React emerged from Instagram and is now used by Facebook, Asana, Khan Academy, and Atom among many more. React Quickly is for anyone who wants to learn React.js fast. This hands-on book teaches needed concepts by using lots of examples, tutorials, and a large main project that gets built throughout. It starts with the basics, including how React fits into applications, JSX, and handling states, and events. Next, it explores core topics like components, forms, and data. Finally, the book dives into React integration topics, like unit testing and isomorphic JavaScript with Express.js, and Gulp. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
If you want to learn how to build efficient user interfaces with React, this is your book. Authors Alex Banks and Eve Porcello show you how to create UIs with this small JavaScript library that can deftly display data changes on large-scale, data-driven websites without page reloads. Along the way, you’ll learn how to work with functional programming and the latest ECMAScript features. Developed by Facebook, and used by companies including Netflix, Walmart, and The New York Times for large parts of their web interfaces, React is quickly growing in use. By learning how to build React components with this hands-on guide, you’ll fully understand how useful React can be in your organization. Learn key functional programming concepts with JavaScript Peek under the hood to understand how React runs in the browser Create application presentation layers by mounting and composing React components Use component trees to manage data and reduce the time you spend debugging applications Explore React’s component lifecycle and use it to load data and improve UI performance Use a routing solution for browser history, bookmarks, and other features of single-page applications Learn how to structure React applications with servers in mind
A comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to creating complete Node apps and understanding how to build, deploy, and test your own apps. Key Features Entirely project-based and practical Explains the "Why" of Node.js features, not just the "how", providing you with a deep understanding and enabling you to easily apply concepts in your own applications Covers the full range of technologies around Node.js – NPM, version control with Git, and much more Book Description Learning Node.js Development is a practical, project-based book that provides you with all you need to get started as a Node.js developer. Node is a ubiquitous technology on the modern web, and an essential part of any web developers' toolkit. If you are looking to create real-world Node applications, or you want to switch careers or launch a side project to generate some extra income, then you're in the right place. This book has been written around a single goal—turning you into a professional Node developer capable of developing, testing, and deploying real-world production applications. Learning Node.js Development is built from the ground up around the latest version of Node.js (version 9.x.x). You'll be learning all the cutting-edge features available only in the latest software versions. This book cuts through the mass of information available around Node and delivers the essential skills that you need to become a Node developer. It takes you through creating complete apps and understanding how to build, deploy, and test your own Node apps. It maps out everything in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow package designed to get you up and running quickly. What you will learn Learn the fundamentals of Node Build apps that respond to user input Master working with servers Learn how to test and debug applications Deploy and update your apps in the real world Create responsive asynchronous web applications Who this book is for This book targets anyone looking to launch their own Node applications, switch careers, or freelance as a Node developer. You should have a basic understanding of JavaScript in order to follow this course.
Leverage the power of React and Node to build complete web applications in pure JavaScript About This Book Combine the ease of React in the front end with the power of Node at the back end to build robust apps in pure JavaScript Get your hands dirty by building on an entire application throughout the course of the book Become productive and save precious time by adopting isomorphic JavaScript programming techniques Who This Book Is For This book is ideally meant for intermediate web developers who are interested in building isomorphic applications using JavaScript. What You Will Learn Build on the client side with the awesomeness of React Style your application effectively Render the server side using React Implement a GraphQL server based on Node, Express, and SQL Fetch application data using Relay Build an isomorphic router to use in the application Deploy your application to a cloud host Secure your application with a solid token-based authentication system In Detail The latest trend in web development, Isomorphic JavaScript, allows developers to overcome some of the shortcomings of single-page applications by running the same code on the server as well as on the client. Leading this trend is React, which, when coupled with Node, allows developers to build JavaScript apps that are much faster and more SEO-friendly than single-page applications. This book begins by showing you how to develop frontend components in React. It will then show you how to bind these components to back-end web services that leverage the power of Node. You'll see how web services can be used with React code to offload and maintain the application logic. By the end of this book, you will be able to save a significant amount of development time by learning to combine React and Node to code fast, scalable apps in pure JavaScript. Style and approach This step-by-step, example-based guide will get you acquainted with using React for the front end as well as back-end development.
Build fast, reliable web applications using the latest web development technologies. This book provides step-by-step learning through the process of transforming a “traditional” web app into a high-performing progressive web app, leveraging principles and lessons taught throughout the book. You will learn to improve the performance, reliability, reach, and user engagement of mobile web applications through the use of specific, practical examples. Because most non-trivial web applications developed today use JavaScript frameworks, you will learn about the most popular frameworks offering a PWA right out of the box, including React, Preact, Vue.js, Angular, and Ionic. You also will learn which tools to enlist to measure your application’s performance, such as Google’s Lighthouse. Beginning Progressive Web App Development includes best practices to make your app work even when an end user has a poor or no Internet connection, and to send notifications and reminders with the Notification and Push APIs to keep your users engaged. You will come away with an understanding of the technologies—application shells, server push technology, and caching—that will allow you to rapidly deliver content to your users. As important as it is to provide mobile users with a great experience, the principles of PWAs are not limited to smartphones. Most of what you will learn in this book is directly applicable to web applications on all screen sizes. What You'll Learn Achieve nearly instant loading times Implement service workers to make your app load faster and work while users are offline Keep users engaged with web notifications Measure the performance and reach of your web applications Transform your existing web app into a progressive web app Create a progressive web app from scratch Understand what building a truly fast web app entails with Google’s PRPL pattern Who This Book Is For Web developers with prior JavaScript experience
Learn how to create dynamic full-stack applications with ReactJS and other leading JavaScript tools - smarter web development starts hereAbout This Book* Harness the impressive power of ReactJS and rethink full-stack web development* Build dynamic web applications using the tools created by the innovators driving the tech industry* Created to make you a smarter, more confident web developerWho This Book Is ForThis book is for JavaScript developers who want to create highly scalable, enterprise-grade apps. Basic knowledge of React.JS is necessary, however you do not need detailed knowledge of the other stack components such as Node.JS, Express, MongoDB, or Falcor.What You Will Learn* See how to build a full-stack app that is scalable and designed for the demands of modern users* Create a powerful JWT-based authentication full-stack "starter-kit"* Make your app extremely stable and resilient with Redux and its immutable single state tree* Explore the new possibilities given by Falcor, the middleware built by Netflix* Find out how Redux works alongside ReactJS - and how it makes building an isomorphic app easier* Deploy and maintain your apps successfully using Docker and AWSIn DetailFull-stack web development is being redefined by the impact of ReactJS. If MEAN demonstrated just how effective combining JavaScript frameworks and tools could be for the modern web developer, by replacing Angular with React, developers have an easier way to build isomorphic web applications where code can run on both the client and server.This book will get you up to speed with one of the latest strategies to meet the demands of today's dynamic and data-intensive web. Combining detailed insights and guidance with practical and actionable information that will ensure you can build a complete isomorphic web app, it's an essential resource for the forward-thinking developer.You'll learn how to create a reliable and powerful back-end platform with Node.js and Express, as well as exploring how to use MongoDB as the primary database. You'll see how its flexibility is a core part of any full-stack developer's workflow, as well as learning how to use Mongoose alongside it to make data storage safer and more reliable.You'll also get to grips with Redux, and discover how it perfectly complements React to help you to create consistent and stable applications, providing a single immutable store for your entire application, which means that achieving the level of dynamism you want is easier.This book is about more than just dressing up past trends in a new name. It's about the future of development, and about full-stack development with a cutting edge. With insights and guidance on Falcor, the impressive middleware that powers the Netflix UI, the full-stack puzzle will almost be complete. But we'll take you further, beyond development and into deployment, as you learn how to get your application out there using AWS and Docker, which gives you full control over how you manage and maintain your app once it's being used.
Learn how to build dynamic web applications with Express, a key component of the Node/JavaScript development stack. In this hands-on guide, author Ethan Brown teaches you the fundamentals through the development of a fictional application that exposes a public website and a RESTful API. You’ll also learn web architecture best practices to help you build single-page, multi-page, and hybrid web apps with Express. Express strikes a balance between a robust framework and no framework at all, allowing you a free hand in your architecture choices. With this book, frontend and backend engineers familiar with JavaScript will discover new ways of looking at web development. Create webpage templating system for rendering dynamic data Dive into request and response objects, middleware, and URL routing Simulate a production environment for testing and development Focus on persistence with document databases, particularly MongoDB Make your resources available to other programs with RESTful APIs Build secure apps with authentication, authorization, and HTTPS Integrate with social media, geolocation, and other third-party services Implement a plan for launching and maintaining your app Learn critical debugging skills This book covers Express 4.0.
Pro Express.js is for the reader who wants to quickly get up-to-speed with Express.js, the flexible Node.js framework. Author Azat Mardan clearly explains how to start developing with Express.js with a basic 'Hello World', and then delves into a deep API reference, before looking at common and abstract development problems. Lastly, you will learn how to build a series of real-world apps in order to cement your knowledge. In order to get the best from this book, you will be familiar with Node.js scripts and able to install packages using npm. In the deep API reference, each aspect of the Express.js API is explained clearly with a simple exercise to demonstrate its usage. This includes configuration, settings and environments; different middleware and its uses; templating engines; extracting parameters and routing; request and response; error handling; and running an app. In the next part you'll delve into abstraction, streams, authentication, multithreading, Socket.io, security, and more complex modules. You will also learn about smaller frameworks built using Express.js, such as Sails.js, and Derby. Finally you'll build real-world apps including a REST API, Todo App, and Instagram gallery. Express.js is used by a range of well-known companies such as MySpace and Storify, and it's becoming more and more likely that it'll be a required skill for new developers. With this book you can skip learning via complicated documentation, and get the information from a developer who's been using Express.js for long enough to explain things well. Add Pro Express.js to your library today.
This book contains an extensive set of practical examples and an easy-to-follow approach to creating 3D objects.This book is great for anyone who already knows JavaScript and who wants to start creating 3D graphics that run in any browser. You don’t need to know anything about advanced math or WebGL; all that is needed is a general knowledge of JavaScript and HTML. The required materials and examples can be freely downloaded and all tools used in this book are open source.
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How can you overcome JavaScript language oddities and unsafe features? With this book, you’ll learn how to create code that’s beautiful, safe, and simple to understand and test by using JavaScript’s functional programming support. Author Michael Fogus shows you how to apply functional-style concepts with Underscore.js, a JavaScript library that facilitates functional programming techniques. Sample code is available on GitHub at https://github.com/funjs/book-source. Fogus helps you think in a functional way to help you minimize complexity in the programs you build. If you’re a JavaScript programmer hoping to learn functional programming techniques, or a functional programmer looking to learn JavaScript, this book is the ideal introduction. Use applicative programming techniques with first-class functions Understand how and why you might leverage variable scoping and closures Delve into higher-order functions—and learn how they take other functions as arguments for maximum advantage Explore ways to compose new functions from existing functions Get around JavaScript’s limitations for using recursive functions Reduce, hide, or eliminate the footprint of state change in your programs Practice flow-based programming with chains and functional pipelines Discover how to code without using classes
Application developers love MongoDB, a document-oriented NoSQL database, for its speed, flexibility, scalability, and ease of use. MongoDB is well-suited as a back-end for modern web applications. Its schema-free design encourages rapid application development, and built-in replication and auto-sharding architecture allow for massive parallel distribution. Production deployments at SourceForge, Foursquare, and Shutterfly demonstrate daily that MongoDB is up to real-world challenges. MongoDB in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to MongoDB version 2.6. It begins with a general overview of current database systems, explaining what makes MongoDB unique and describing its ideal use cases. Then, a series of tutorials lead into detailed examples for leveraging MongoDB in e-commerce, social networking, and other common applications. A reference section on schema design patterns helps ease the transition from the relational data model of SQL to MongoDB's document-based data model. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.

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