Books: 4


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
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
Create powerful automations with gulp to improve the efficiency of your web project workflow
Gulp is a fast and powerful JavaScript task runner that is built upon the node.js platform. It allows you to create tasks that can automate common workflow processes. Gulp.js is comparatively new and has been developed keeping in mind the issues that developers have encountered with Grunt. Getting more » Started with Gulp introduces you to the world of building and testing JavaScript applications using gulp. This book is a hands-on guide to get you up to speed with gulp. It will instill you with the ability to automate several common development tasks to vastly improve your development workflow. It will get you started with gulp quickly and efficiently, providing you with core concepts of gulp, node.js, and npm. By the end of this book, you will be able to create your very own gulp environments from scratch, create and maintain tasks and project builds, and automate your workflow with plugins and custom tasks. If you are a developer who is new to build systems and task runners but have had prior experience with web development, then this book is the right choice for you. You need to have some basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. « less
Exploit the features of TypeScript to develop and maintain captivating web applications with ease
ABOUT THIS BOOK * Learn how to develop modular, scalable, maintainable, and adaptable web applications by taking advantage of TypeScript * Create object-oriented JavaScript that adheres to the solid principles efficiently * A comprehensive guide that explains the fundamentals of TypeScript with the more » help of practical examples WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR If you are a JavaScript developer aiming to learn TypeScript to build beautiful web applications, then this book is for you. No prior knowledge of TypeScript is required. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Learn the key TypeScript language features and language runtime * Develop modular, scalable, maintainable, and adaptable web applications * Create object-oriented code that adheres to the solid principles * Save time using automation tools like Gulp and Karma * Develop robust applications with testing (Mocha, Chai and SinonJS) * Put your TypeScript skills in practice by developing a single-page web application framework from scratch * Use the JavaScript of tomorrow (ES6 and ES7) today with TypeScript IN DETAIL TypeScript is an open source and cross-platform typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript that runs in any browser or any host. It allows developers to use the future versions of JavaScript (ECMAScript 6 and 7) today. TypeScript adds optional static types, classes, and modules to JavaScript, to enable great tooling and better structuring of large JavaScript applications. This book is a step-by-step guide that will get you started with TypeScript with the help of practical examples. You start off by understanding the basics of TypeScript. Next, automation tools like Grunt are explained followed by a detailed description of function, generics, callbacks and promises. After this, object-oriented features and the memory management functionality of TypeScript are explained. At the end of this book, you will have learned enough to implement all the concepts and build a single page application from scratch. STYLE AND APPROACH This is a step-by-step guide that covers the fundamentals of TypeScript with practical examples. Each chapter introduces a set of TypeScript language features and leads the readers toward the development of a real-world application. « less