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  • Practice Test-Driven Development (TDD) throughout the entire book
  • Use Cucumber, Mocha and Selenium to write E2E, integration, unit and UI tests
  • Build stateless APIs using Express and Elasticsearch
  • Document your API using OpenAPI and Swagger
  • Build and bundle front-end applications using React, Redux and Webpack
  • Containerize services using Docker
  • Deploying scalable microservices using Kubernetes

With the over-abundance of tools in the JavaScript ecosystem, it's easy to feel lost. Build tools, package managers, loaders, bundlers, linters, compilers, transpilers, typecheckers - how do you make sense of it all?

In this book, we will build a simple API and React application from scratch. We begin by setting up our development environment using Git, yarn, Babel, and ESLint. Then, we will use Express, Elasticsearch and JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) to build a stateless API service. For the front-end, we will use React, Redux, and Webpack.

A central theme in the book is maintaining code quality. As such, we will enforce a Test-Driven Development (TDD) process using Selenium, Cucumber, Mocha, Sinon, and Istanbul. As we progress through the book, the focus will shift towards automation and infrastructure. You will learn to work with Continuous Integration (CI) servers like Jenkins, deploying services inside Docker containers, and run them on Kubernetes.

By following this book, you would gain the skills needed to build robust, production-ready applications.

  • Create production-grade JavaScript applications from scratch
  • Build microservices and deploy them to a Docker container for scaling applications
  • Test and deploy your code with confidence using Travis CI
Page Count 764
Course Length 22 hours 55 minutes
ISBN 9781788477321
Date Of Publication 28 Sep 2018


Daniel Li

Daniel Li is a full-stack JavaScript developer at Nexmo. Previously, he was also the Managing Director of Brew, a digital agency in Hong Kong that specializes in MeteorJS.

A proponent of knowledge-sharing and open source, Daniel has written over 100 blog posts and in-depth tutorials, helping hundreds of thousands of readers navigate the world of JavaScript and the web.