Learning Web App Development
Series: Web Development, Book 1
Genre: Web Development
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Year: 2014
Length: 306 pages
ASIN: 1449370195
ISBN: 1449370195

Grasp the fundamentals of web application development by building a simple database-backed app from scratch, using HTML, JavaScript, and other open source tools. Through hands-on tutorials, this practical guide shows inexperienced web app developers how to create a user interface, write a server, build client-server communication, and use a cloud-based service to deploy the application.

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Each chapter includes practice problems, full examples, and mental models of the development workflow. Ideal for a college-level course, this book helps you get started with web app development by providing you with a solid grounding in the process.

Set up a basic workflow with a text editor, version control system, and web browser
Structure a user interface with HTML, and include styles with CSS
Use JQuery and JavaScript to add interactivity to your application
Link the client to the server with AJAX, JavaScript objects, and JSON
Learn the basics of server-side programming with Node.js
Store data outside your application with Redis and MongoDB
Share your application by uploading it to the cloud with CloudFoundry
Get basic tips for writing maintainable code on both client and server

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