Books: 12


This book teaches you to write free, open-source, cross-platform, dynamic JavaScript applications that can run anywhere. Using the MEAN stack - MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js - you will get the tools you need to set up, write your code once, and be able to deploy your code on any device. more » You will be able to cut development time by using one stack to serve all your development needs. With Pro MEAN Stack Development you will 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. As well as MEAN you will also learn to build scripts with Grunt and Gulp, Webpack, and Vagrant as well as deployment for 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 ForThis book is for front or back end developers interested in utilizing the MEAN stack to deploy successful apps on all devices. You need to have knowledge of JavaScript but no prior knowledge of using the MEAN stack is required. « less
Unearth the potential of Bootstrap 4 to create highly responsive and beautiful websites using modern web techniques
KEY FEATURES * This book shows how to take advantage of the all new features introduced in Bootstrap * Learn responsive web design and discover how to build mobile-ready websites with ease * Find out how to extend the capabilities of Bootstrap with a huge range of tools and plugins, including jQuery, * more » Do more with JavaScript and learn how to create an enhanced user experience BOOK DESCRIPTION Bootstrap, the most popular front-end framework built to design elegant, powerful, and responsive interfaces for professional-level web pages has undergone a major overhaul. Bootstrap 4 introduces a wide range of new features that make front-end web design even simpler and exciting. In this gentle and comprehensive book, we'll teach you everything that you need to know to start building websites with Bootstrap 4 in a practical way. You'll learn about build tools such as Node, Grunt, and many others. You'll also discover the principles of mobile-first design in order to ensure your pages can fit any screen size and meet the responsive requirements. Learn to play with Bootstrap's grid system and base CSS to ensure your designs are robust and that your development process is speedy and efficient. Then, you'll find out how you can extend your current build with some cool JavaScript Plugins, and throw in some Sass to spice things up and customize your themes. This book will make sure you're geared up and ready to build amazingly beautiful and responsive websites in a jiffy. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Fire up Bootstrap and set up the required build tools to get started * See how and when to use Flexbox with the Bootstrap layouts * Find out how to make your websites responsive, keeping in mind Mobile First design * Work with content such as tables and figures * Play around with the huge variety of components that Bootstrap offers * Extend your build using plugins developed from JavaScript * Use Sass to customize your existing themes ABOUT THE AUTHOR Matt Lambert is a designer and developer with more than 16 years of experience. He currently works full-time as a senior product designer for CA Technologies in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In his free time, he is an author, artist, and musician. In 2005, Matt founded Cardeo Creative, which is a small web design studio based in Vancouver. He works with a select list of clients on a part-time basis while producing his own products on the side. To date, Matt has self-published three additional development books titled: Mastering Bootstrap, CSS3 Handbook, and the Freelance Startup Guide. He is also the author of Bootstrap Site Blueprints Volume II, Packt Publishing. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introducing Bootstrap 4 2. Using Bootstrap Build Tools 3. Jumping into Flexbox 4. Working with Layouts 5. Working with Content 6. Playing with Components 7. Extending Bootstrap with JavaScript Plugins 8. Throwing in Some Sass 9. Migrating from Version 3 « less
Over the last five years, CoffeeScript has taken the web development world by storm. With the humble motto "It's just JavaScript," CoffeeScript provides all the power of the JavaScript language in a friendly and elegant package. This extensively revised and updated new edition includes an all-new project more » to demonstrate CoffeeScript in action, both in the browser and on a Node.js server. There's no faster way to learn to write a modern web application. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to reflect the current state and features of CoffeeScript. Every chapter has been revised and refactored, and new sections and a new chapter on testing have been added. If you already know JavaScript, this book will make your transition to CoffeeScript easy. If you're new to JavaScript, it's a great place to start. New in this edition: Automating setup with the Grunt task runner Using CoffeeScript classes with the Backbone framework Using CoffeeScript's simple callback syntax to interact with the Express framework A new chapter on client-side and server-side testing with Intern * A new project that gives you hands-on experience with browser-side and server-side CoffeeScript CoffeeScript is every bit as portable and effective as JavaScript. It aids development by adding a bevy of features, such as classes, splats, list comprehensions, and destructuring. These features make it easier to write clear, readable code, and by learning how these features work, you'll deepen your understand of JavaScript as well. This book is your complete guide to writing better JavaScript code, faster. « less
MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.JS
With modern tools. it is possible to create a production grade, full-stack application using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript alone. The combination of MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js has become so popular that it has earned the title MEAN stack -- the subject of this book. This book explores the more » MEAN stack in detail. We will begin by covering Node.js, as it will lay the groundwork for all of our server-side work. You will learn how to get Node running on your local machine as well as download modules using npm. The key aspects of the Node.js programming model will also be covered. From there, we will move on to MongoDB, where you'll learn how to interact with Mongo from a Node application. You will also learn how to create, retrieve, update, and delete data from a Mongo store. After you have a solid grasp on Node and Mongo, the book will move on to the Express web server. We'll cover the basics of Express applications via topics like routes and middleware. Building on previous chapters, we will cover the integration of Node, Mongo, and Express. Our coverage of the MEAN stack will wrap up with several chapters on AngularJS. These chapters will cover Angular fundamentals like data binding, directives, controllers, routing, and services. In an effort to explore competing technologies, a slight introduction to Ember.js will also be provided. Full stack JavaScript is not fully encompassed by the MEAN stack. There is an entire ecosystem of JavaScript tools to learn about, and this book will introduce a few of them. We will cover task runners Gulp.js and Grunt.js which are extremely useful for automating mundane, repetitive tasks. We'll also cover JSHint, a linting tool used to improve code quality. Linting tools analyze source code and report potentials issues - a feature that is especially useful in non-compiled languages like JavaScript. « less
Over 80 hands-on recipes for streamlining development, management, and deployment with Grunt
***** About This Book ***** * Describes how to implement automation solutions for common web application development tasks * Explores configuration variations that are available to the plugins used in each recipe * A practical guide with clear and concise instructions to build entire web applications more » easily using Grunt.js ***** Who This Book Is For ***** This book will be useful to anyone who wishes to build anything from a static website to a more modern web application. Some basic JavaScript experience is preferable and some rudimentary knowledge of the Node.js platform could also come in handy. ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Automate CSS generation * Manage asynchronous work inside a task * Automate HTML and CSS template compilation * Manage entire web applications using Grunt * Automate various levels of testing * Build and publish custom tasks and plugins * Automate CoffeeScript and LiveScript code compilation ***** In Detail ***** A web application can quickly turn into a complex orchestration of many smaller components, each one requiring its own bit of maintenance. Grunt allows you to automate all the repetitive tasks required to get everything working together by using JavaScript, the most popular programming language. Grunt Cookbook offers a host of easy-to-follow recipes for automating repetitive tasks in your web application's development, management, and deployment processes. This book will introduce you to methods that can be used to automate basic processes and your favorite tools. By following the recipes, you will soon be comfortable using Grunt to perform a wide array of advanced tasks in a range of different scenarios. « less
Pro Grunt.js gets you quickly up-to-speed with this popular JavaScript-based task runner. Author James Cryer takes you from initial installation all the way through to authoring successful plugins. Using hands-on examples you will learn about CSS linting, combination, compilation and minification; more » JavaScript linting, AMD modules, and templates; image processing and optimizing; and creating a local server. You will then move on to more advanced topics such as LiveReload, Test Automation, Modular configuration, and combining tasks. Finally you will see how to scaffold plugins using Grunt init and Yeoman, how to test them with Mocha and Chai, and how to publish them so others can use them. Start using Grunt.js to improve your workflows by using Pro Grunt.js today. « less
The Build Tool for JavaScript
Grunt is everywhere. JavaScript projects from jQuery to Twitter Bootstrap use Grunt to convert code, run tests, and produce distributions for production. It's a build tool in the spirit of Make and Rake, but written with modern apps in mind. This book gets you up to speed with Grunt using practical hands-on more » examples, so you can wrangle your projects with ease. You'll learn how to create and maintain tasks and project builds, and automate your workflow with plugins and custom tasks. JavaScript has moved from being the language you love to hate to the language you need to use. And as JavaScript applications get more complex, you need a process to manage that complexity. While online tutorials just explain how to slap together a configuration file, this book goes further and shows you how to create your own tasks, design your own project templates, combine plugins together to bring a web app to life, and build your own plugins. « less
A hands-on approach to mastering the fundamentals of Grunt
In recent times, modern web browsers have become the application platform of choice. Grunt, along with its wide range of plugins, provides a simple way of managing the large number of build tasks required to maintain a sophisticated web application. Getting Started with Grunt: The JavaScript Task more » Runner provides you with all the information you need to become an effective Grunt power-user. You will quickly learn how to install, configure, and run Grunt. You will go on to understand how to use third-party Grunt and then create your own Grunt tasks that cater to your particular needs. « less
Master this powerful build automation tool to streamline your application development
Grunt.js continues to excel as the build automation tool of choice. Along with its support for many third-party technologies, Grunt is packaged with a clean API for defining tasks. This powerful tool can streamline your workflow by automating the preparation tasks for production, such as compression, more » compilation, obfuscation, testing, and even pushing your web application live. This book will teach you how to master build automation and testing with Grunt. You will have the opportunity to utilize the latest and in-demand web tools, such as Git, Jade, CoffeeScript, Sass, and the Mocha testing engine, across several exciting projects by combining Grunt with them. You will also learn to create a project - a simple Bulletin Board System (BBS), which will explain the use of Grunt alongside the Mocha testing library to automate testing throughout the build process. Mastering Grunt will demonstrate how to leverage Grunt with other technologies to become an expert in build automation, teaching you the best practices for modern web development along the way. « less
Develop stunning web and desktop applications with the definitive Node.js
Node.js has emerged as a strong alternative to PHP, and has taken the world of web development by storm. Node.js is a platform that's used to build fast, scalable network applications using JavaScript as a server-side scripting language. Starting with an overview of the most popular programming paradigms, more » you will venture out on a journey to the depths of Node.js, utilizing its capabilities to conceptualize and develop applications using AngularJS, Socket.IO, Backbone.js, Ember.js, and Grunt. Packed with real-world examples and trade secrets gained from years of experience in the web development domain, this book takes you to the next level and teaches you everything you need to know to utilize the astronomical potential of Node.js. As a JavaScript platform, Node.js can also be used for desktop application development, which you will learn about in the final chapter of this book. What you will learn from this book * Explore design patterns in Node.js * Build solid architectures by following test-driven development * Look beyond web applications and create your own desktop app with Node.js * Develop single page applications using Node.js with AngularJS, Ember.js, and Backbone.js * Master the Express framework and build a complete site with a real database * Create a real-time and fully functional online chat application with Socket.IO * Utilize the enormous range of Grunt and Gulp plugins Approach A straightforward, practical guide containing step-by-step tutorials that will push your Node.js programming skills to the next level. Who this book is written for If you are a web developer with experience in writing client-side JavaScript and want to discover the fascinating world of Node.js to develop fast and effi cient web and desktop applications, then this book is for you. « less