Reactive Programming with JavaScript

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  • Learn FRP with JavaScript for non-mathematicians
  • Experience Facebook’s primary front-end framework, ReactJS
  • Using the tools Facebook uses to build a better site in less time
  • Create and implement Node.js
  • Delve into the development of webapps using ReactJS
  • Implementation of FRP ReactJS with live examples

Reactive programming is carried out using the building blocks of functional programming. JavaScript libraries such as ReactJS are used for front-end web development that is both competent and powerful. ReactJS is intensively being used to develop webapps for Facebook.

This title is among the first of those addressing how everyday programmers can take advantage of reactive programming without having an extremely heavy mathematical background. It starts with the basics a front-end developer can easily connect with, while also covering the basics of functional programming. Then it goes on to explain non-functional reactive programming with the help of a live example. After that it gives a theoretical overview of reactive programming supported by functional programming. Tools to make functional programming easier like Bacon.js, a library like jQuery, are also covered. Finally, it finishes with building one small and one larger front-end project.

  • Learn to develop webapps for Facebook’s front-end development using ReactJS
  • Use functional reactive programming with ReactJS
  • Easyto understand, comprehensive with in-depth coverage of practical examples
Page Count 264
Course Length 7 hours 55 minutes
ISBN 9781783558551
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2015
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Jonathan Hayward

Jonathan Hayward is a polymath with advanced degrees bridging mathematics, computers (UIUC), theology, and philosophy. He obtained his theology and philosophy degrees from Cambridge University. He has worked in many areas of web development, with a site ( for "after hours" titles, and he is also interested in the human side of computing, including usability/UI/UX. His most popular work is a piece of poetry at The faster route to get there is by typing, and it gets there. Jonathan has studied many languages, including French, Spanish, Latin, and Greek. He is currently learning Russian. He has worked on various other books as well (refer to to find out more).