Hands-on JavaScript for Python Developers

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By Sonyl Nagale
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  1. Section 1 - What is JavaScript? What is it not?

About this book

Knowledge of Python is a great foundation for learning other languages. This book will help you advance in your software engineering career by leveraging your Python programming skills to learn JavaScript and apply its unique features not only for frontend web development but also for streamlining work on the backend.

Starting with the basics of JavaScript, you’ll cover its syntax, its use in the browser, and its frameworks and libraries. From working with user interactions and ingesting data from APIs through to creating APIs with Node.js, this book will help you get up and running with JavaScript using hands-on exercises, code snippets, and detailed descriptions of JavaScript implementation and benefits. To understand the use of JavaScript in the backend, you’ll explore Node.js and discover how it communicates with databases. As you advance, you’ll get to grips with creating your own RESTful APIs and connecting the frontend and backend for holistic full-stack development knowledge.

By the end of this Python JavaScript book, you’ll have the knowledge you need to write full-fledged web applications from start to finish. You’ll have also gained hands-on experience of working through several projects, which will help you advance in your career as a JavaScript developer.

Publication date:
September 2020

Section 1 - What is JavaScript? What is it not?

Ah, JavaScript, the mysterious beast. Let’s unpack what it is and isn’t, because the front-end can barely exist without it, and the back-end loves it.

In this section, we will cover the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1The Entrance of JavaScript into Mainstream Programming
  • Chapter 2Can We Use JavaScript Server-Side? Sure!
  • Chapter 3Nitty-Gritty Grammar
  • Chapter 4Data and Your Friend, JSON

About the Author

  • Sonyl Nagale

    Chicago-born, Iowa-raised, Los Angeles-seasoned, and now New York City-flavored, Sonyl Nagale started his career as a graphic designer focusing on web, which led down the slippery slope to becoming a full-stack technologist instead. With an eye toward the client use case and conversation with the creative side, he prides himself on taking a holistic approach to software engineering. Having worked at start-ups and global media companies using a variety of languages and frameworks, he likes solving new and novel challenges. Passionate about education, he's always excited to have great teachable moments complete with laughter and seeing the “Aha!” moments in students’ eyes.

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I need to know more JavaScript for that and I am learning it now.

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