JavaScript: The Good Parts

By Douglas Crockford

Most programming languages comprise sturdy and undesirable components, yet JavaScript has greater than its percentage of the undesirable, having been built and published in a rush ahead of it may be sophisticated. This authoritative e-book scrapes away those undesirable beneficial properties to bare a subset of JavaScript that is extra trustworthy, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole—a subset you should use to create actually extensible and effective code.

Considered the JavaScript specialist via many folks within the improvement neighborhood, writer Douglas Crockford identifies the abundance of fine principles that make JavaScript an excellent object-oriented programming language-ideas similar to features, free typing, dynamic items, and an expressive item literal notation. regrettably, those sturdy rules are jumbled together with undesirable and downright lousy rules, like a programming version in keeping with international variables.

When Java applets failed, JavaScript grew to become the language of the net via default, making its acceptance nearly thoroughly self sufficient of its traits as a programming language. In JavaScript: the nice Parts, Crockford ultimately digs in the course of the steaming pile of fine intentions and error to offer you an in depth examine the entire certainly stylish components of JavaScript, including:

  • Syntax
  • Objects
  • Functions
  • Inheritance
  • Arrays
  • Regular expressions
  • Methods
  • Style
  • Beautiful features

The genuine attractiveness? As you progress forward with the subset of JavaScript that this booklet provides, you are going to additionally keep away from the necessity to unlearn all of the undesirable elements. after all, so that you can discover extra concerning the undesirable elements and the way to take advantage of them badly, easily seek advice the other JavaScript book.

With JavaScript: the nice Parts, you will find a gorgeous, dependent, light-weight and hugely expressive language that allows you to create powerful code, even if you are dealing with item libraries or simply attempting to get Ajax to run quickly. if you happen to strengthen websites or functions for the internet, this ebook is an absolute must.

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Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement

By Aaron Gustafson


"Adaptive website design not just presents the clearest, most lovely rationalization of innovative enhancement I've ever learn, it's additionally packed packed with functional information pumped at once into your neocortex via Aaron's hot and pleasant writing kind. when you aren't already utilizing innovative enhancement to construct web pages, you quickly will be." --Jeremy Keith, writer, HTML5 for net Designers
"Finally. revolutionary enhancement defined with an ideal stability of idea and perform. Aaron's take-aways may have you progressively-enhancing your markup, sort and behaviour with ease." --Dan Cederholm, writer, CSS3 For net Designers
"With this forward-thinking publication Aaron exhibits us that anybody can produce obtainable, attractive internet reviews with no sacrificing their objectives. via innovative enhancement, he'll enable you carry designs to existence with no compromising the integrity of content material. I've been studying from Aaron for a few years, and recommend you do the same." --Simon Collison, Co-author, CSS Mastery
"You pay attention the time period 'Progressive Enhancement' bandied approximately as a very good factor, and it totally is. besides the fact that, few assets conceal the breadth of the subject in addition to this booklet does. Adaptive website design contains the very best and broadest insurance in an easy-to-read and well-structured book." --Jonathan Snook, Co-author, The paintings and technology of CSS

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The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript

By Nicholas C. Zakas

If you've got used a extra conventional object-oriented language, corresponding to C++ or Java, JavaScript most likely does not appear object-oriented in any respect. It has no proposal of sessions, and also you do not even have to outline any gadgets which will write code. yet do not be fooled—JavaScript is a very robust and expressive object-oriented language that places many layout judgements correct into your hands.

In The ideas of Object-Oriented JavaScript, Nicholas C. Zakas completely explores JavaScript's object-oriented nature, revealing the language's specific implementation of inheritance and different key features. you are going to learn:

  • The distinction among primitive and reference values
  • What makes JavaScript services so unique
  • The a variety of how you can create objects
  • How to outline your personal constructors
  • How to paintings with and comprehend prototypes
  • Inheritance styles for varieties and objects

The ideas of Object-Oriented JavaScript will depart even skilled builders with a deeper figuring out of JavaScript. release the secrets and techniques at the back of how gadgets paintings in JavaScript so that you can write clearer, extra versatile, and extra effective code.

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Mastering Dojo: JavaScript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences (Pragmatic Programmers)

By Craig Riecke, Rawld Gill

The final couple of years have noticeable large adjustments in server-side internet programming. Now it is the client's flip; Dojo is the toolkit to make it take place and studying Dojo indicates you how.

Dojo is a suite of client-side JavaScript instruments that assist you construct higher net functions. Dojo blurs the road among neighborhood, local purposes and browser dependent functions; the browser turns into the person interface platform. "Modern" browsers offer an incomplete, inconvenient, and incompatible programming surroundings, yet Dojo gets rid of those difficulties. whereas there are numerous JavaScript libraries to be had, so much concentrate on only one factor (for instance, results libraries, perceived JavaScript omissions, or HTML widgets). Dojo addresses all of those sensible areas-and many others-extensively.

In Mastering Dojo, you will get the full tale, from uncomplicated utilization to complicated idioms. getting to know Dojo starts off out with a quick relocating educational that might provide you with recommendations that you should begin utilizing instantly. you will study all approximately Dojo Core--the starting place on which all issues Dojo stand. See how one can modularize your undertaking for improvement and instantly package deal your free up for optimum obtain functionality. you will additionally learn the way Dojo:

augments the center JavaScript library fixes the development method simplifies DOM programming offers an entire classification definition facility features a strong distant scripting (XHR) framework ... and lots more and plenty more.

you are going to love utilizing Dojo's HTML consumer interface keep watch over widget method, Dijit. See how one can use over forty widgets, together with the wealthy but easy-to-use tree and grid controls.

ultimately, you will get an in-depth examine the way to layout and construct a single-page, wealthy net Application.

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Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for iOS: Web Standards-based Apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

By Scott Preston

You may have a good inspiration for an easy cellular internet app. Or, you've gotten a good proposal for a sophisticated cellular internet app. both approach, Learn HTML5 and JavaScript for iOS may also help you construct, fine-tune, and put up your app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod contact. Scott Preston will stroll you thru development a cellular net app from scratch utilizing real-world examples. you are going to find out about layout issues, cellular net frameworks, and HTML5 gains like animation and portraits utilizing Canvas. you are going to additionally methods to customise your app for a number of systems, and you can discover trying out and function information in your app.

  • Get an outline of HTML5, JavaScript, and cellular net frameworks
  • Discover suggestions for iOS usability in addition to functionality
  • Dig into good points like pictures, animation, or even geolocation

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Express.js Blueprints

Learn to take advantage of Express.js pragmatically through growing 5 enjoyable and strong real-world APIs, with an advantage bankruptcy on Koa.js

About This Book

  • Develop scalable APIs utilizing the Express.js framework for Node.js
  • Be extra efficient through studying approximately Express.js intricacies and its assisting libraries
  • Get to grips with coding top practices and Test-Driven improvement to create real-world purposes utilizing Express.js

Who This ebook Is For

This booklet is for novices to Node.js and likewise when you are technically complex. via the tip of this publication, each useful developer may have completed services in development internet purposes with Express.js.

What you'll Learn

  • Set up the Express.js framework with a uncomplicated scaffold
  • Model info utilizing Mongoose and construct a CRUD API to shop the knowledge in a database
  • Use delivers to prevent callback hell in Node.js
  • Address scalability matters and take care of race conditions
  • Apply test-driven improvement (TDD) by utilizing Mocha to jot down exams on your apps
  • Get conversant in service-oriented structure (SOA)
  • Integrate Socket.IO and dynamically push updates to the client
  • Write Node.js APIs by means of leveraging generator features utilizing Koa.js

In Detail

APIs are on the center of each severe internet software. Express.js is the most well-liked framework for development on most sensible of Node.js, a thrilling software that's effortless to exploit and lets you construct APIs and boost your backend in JavaScript. Express.js Blueprints comprises many well-crafted tutorials that might train you ways to construct strong APIs utilizing Express.js.

The publication covers quite a few types of functions, every one with a various set of demanding situations. you are going to begin with the fundamentals corresponding to website hosting static content material and person authentication and paintings your method as much as growing real-time, multiplayer on-line video games utilizing a mix of HTTP and Socket.IO. subsequent, you are going to examine the rules of SOA in Node.js and spot them used to construct a pairing as a carrier. If that isn't sufficient, we are going to construct a CRUD backend to put up hyperlinks and upvote with Koa.js!

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Node Cookbook Second Edition

By David Mark Clements

Over 50 recipes to grasp the paintings of asynchronous serverside JavaScript utilizing Node.js, with insurance of show four and Socket.IO frameworks and the recent Streams API

About This Book

  • Work with JSON, XML, internet sockets to utilize asynchronous programming
  • Extensive code samples overlaying show four and Socket.IO
  • Learn find out how to method facts with streams and create really expert streams
  • Packed with functional recipes taking you from the fundamentals to extending Node along with your personal modules

Who This publication Is For

If you will have a few wisdom of JavaScript and need to construct speedy, effective, scalable client-server strategies, then Node Cookbook moment version is for you. wisdom of Node could be a bonus yet isn't required. skilled clients of Node could be capable of enhance their skills.

What you'll Learn

  • Create other forms of servers
  • Manipulate every kind of data
  • Interface with numerous databases
  • Use streams for effective, robust facts shuffling
  • Create real-time apps
  • Create command-line apps
  • Write and post your personal modules
  • Work with the explicit framework
  • Get to grips with the module ecosystem
  • Explore with exterior distant APIs
  • Learn quite a few safety, encryption, and authentication techniques

In Detail

Node Cookbook moment version indicates you the way to move your JavaScript abilities to server-side programming. it is going to speak you thru a number of the server-side eventualities, frequently saving you effort and time by means of demonstrating most sensible practices and displaying you ways to prevent defense fake pas.

Beginning with making your personal net server, the recipes are designed to permit soft development via Node that allows you to assist you layout complete internet purposes, command-line purposes, and Node modules.

There's additionally wide insurance on utilizing well known frameworks corresponding to convey four and Socket.IO, writing your personal Node modules and other ways to take your apps live.

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JavaScript Programming: Pushing the Limits

By Jon Raasch

Take your JavaScript wisdom so far as it may possibly go

JavaScript has grown up, and it is a scorching subject. more recent and speedier JavaScript VMs and frameworks outfitted upon them have elevated the recognition of JavaScript for server-side net functions, and wealthy JS purposes are being built for cellular units. This ebook grants a compelling instructional, exhibiting you the way to construct a real-world app from the floor up. skilled builders who are looking to grasp the most recent strategies and redefine their abilities will locate this deep dive into JavaScript's hidden functionalities offers them the instruments to create really notable and intricate applications.

  • JavaScript has developed into even more than easy client-side scripting; this e-book delves into complex issues now not commonly present in different extra intermediate JS improvement books
  • Expert writer offers an in-depth instructional exhibiting the way to construct a real-world app that's loosely coupled, with every one part equipped to exist separately
  • Explores find out how to construct a spine app, the significance of JavaScript templates, Node.js and MongoDB, 3D Canvas utilizing WebGL / Three.js, tips on how to convert a laptop app right into a devoted cellular app, and lots more and plenty more
  • Ideal for skilled builders with a deep wisdom of JavaScript in addition to on-line builders with robust photograph layout talents who're skilled in HTML/CSS and wish to improve their front-end skills

JavaScript Programming: Pushing the Limits will arm you with the talents to create killer apps for the twenty first Century.

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Maintainable JavaScript

By Nicholas C. Zakas

You could have yes principles approximately writing code whilst operating by myself, yet workforce improvement calls for that everybody use an identical technique. With the JavaScript practices during this book—including code sort, programming information, and automation—you will how you can write maintainable code that different staff participants can simply comprehend, adapt, and extend.

Author Nicholas Zakas assembled this selection of most sensible practices as a front-end tech chief at Yahoo!, after finishing his personal trip from solo hacker to staff participant. He additionally comprises ideas suggested by means of different professionals. Use the following pointers and methods to assist your crew put aside person personal tastes and serve as at the next level.

  • Establish particular code conventions in your team
  • Use instruments resembling JSLint and JSHint to maintain your staff on track
  • Adopt sort instructions, akin to simple formatting, to assist your group produce uniform code
  • Apply numerous programming practices to unravel difficulties and enhance code quality
  • Create an automatic JavaScript construct procedure utilizing a number of utilities
  • Integrate browser-based JavaScript checking out with instruments akin to the YUI attempt Selenium Driver

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SurviveJS - Webpack and React

By Juho Vepsäläinen

Facebook's React powers an expanding quantity of web sites. there's a solid reason behind this. It simplifies frontend improvement vastly. mixed with Webpack, a bundling software, you've gotten a strong frontend improvement atmosphere on your hands.

SurviveJS - Webpack and React indicates you the way to construct an easy Kanban program according to those applied sciences. in the course of the technique you are going to research to:

Set up a Webpack established improvement and construction surroundings. you are going to learn how to get so much out of babel-plugin-hot-transform and Babel for development.
Improve the standard of your code through the use of ESLint and buddies to identify attainable error earlier.
Get into the React attitude whereas studying the fundamentals of Alt, an implementation of the Flux program Architecture.
Style your React program in a number of rising ways.
Implement drag and drop in your program utilizing React DnD.

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