React: Building Modern Web Applications

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Learn
  • Take control of the front end with reactive JavaScript programming
  • Discover what ReactJS offers your development - before mastering it
  • Create React elements with properties and children
  • Use JSX to speed up your React development process
  • Test your React components with the Jest test framework
  • Learn the latest syntax of ES6
  • Execute ES6 in a non-supported ES6 environment
  • Learn the principles of object-oriented programming
  • Create a complete single-page application
  • Use an application design plan to write smarter, more meaningful code
  • Learn how to use animations to give extra style to your application
  • Get to grips with the React Native environment
  • Write your own custom native UI components
  • Integrate native modules in Objective-C and Java that interact with JavaScript
About

ReactJS has helped to transform the web as we know it. Designed by Facebook to help developers build rapid, responsive UI that can deal with data-intensive usage, it’s an essential component in any web developer’s skillset. This ReactJS course, in five connected modules, provides you with a fast, engaging and practical route into ReactJS—so you can build powerful, elegant, and modern web applications.

Beginning with the Reactive Programming with JavaScript module, you will learn how to take advantage of a reactive and functional programming paradigm to rethink how you approach your JavaScript code. It’s built to help you understand the concepts, relevant and applicable for any frontend developer.

You’ll then dive a little deeper into ReactJS. The second module gives you a rapid look through the fundamentals of ReactJS, showing you how to build a basic application and demonstrating how to implement the Flux architecture.

In the third module you will get to grips with ES6—this will make you a more fluent JavaScript developer, giving you control over ReactJS. You can put your old JavaScript hacks aside and instead explore how to create ES6 custom iterators.

In the final two modules you’ll learn how to fully master ReactJS, exploring its wider ecosystem of tools that have helped to make it one of the most important tools in web development today. Ending with insights and guidance on React Native, the tool built for today’s demand for native, intuitive user experiences and interfaces, with this course you can be confident in building dynamic and modern apps with React.

Features
  • Learn the hot new frontend web framework from Facebook – ReactJS, an easy way of developing the V in MVC and a better approach to software engineering in JavaScript
  • A fast-paced guide to designing and building scalable and maintainable web apps with React.js
  • Learn all the new ES6 features and be among the most prominent JavaScript developers who can write efficient JS programs as per the latest standards
  • Master the art of building modern web applications using React
  • Learn to build modern native iOS and Android applications using JavaScript and the incredible power of React
Page Count 910
Course Length 27 hours 18 minutes
ISBN 9781786462848
Date Of Publication 9 Jun 2016

Authors

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 (http://cjsh.name/) 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 https://cjshayward.com/doxology/. The faster route to get there is by typing cjsh.name/doxology, 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 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=searchalias%3Daps&field-keywords=%22CJS+Hayward%22 to find out more).

Artemij Fedosejev

Artemij Fedosejev is a technical lead living in London, United Kingdom. He is a self-taught web developer who has been a web developer since the early 2000s. Artemij earned his BSc in computer science from University College Cork, Ireland. He participated in the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme, where he built and launched a website that received the Most Innovative Project award. Artemij has played a key role in creating frontend architecture using React.js and Flux for various websites. Artemij created a number of open source projects, including Snapkite Engine, Snapkite Stream Client, and other projects.

Narayan Prusty

Narayan Prusty is a full-stack developer. He works as a consultant for various start-ups around the world. He has worked on various technologies and programming languages but is very passionate about JavaScript, WordPress, Ethereum, Solr, React, Cordova, MongoDB, and AWS. Apart from consulting for various start-ups, he also runs a blog titled QNimate and a video tutorial site titled QScutter, where he shares information about a lot of the technologies he works on.

Adam Horton

Adam Horton is an avid retro gamer as well as a creator, destroyer, and rebuilder of all things web, computing, and gaming. He started his career as a firmware developer for the high-end Superdome server division at Hewlett Packard. There, the JavaScript and C he wrought directed the power, cooling, health, and configuration of those behemoth devices. Since, he has been a web developer for PayPal, utilizing cross-domain JavaScript techniques with an emphasis on user identity. Lately, at ESO Solutions, he’s a lead JavaScript developer for next-generation pre-hospital electronic health record (EHR) field collection applications. Adam believes in an inclusive, ubiquitous, and open web. He values pragmatism and practice over dogma in the design and implementation of computing applications and education. I’d like to thank my wife for her enduring patience and support. She is the wind at my back that presses forward all of my endeavors, including this book. I’d also like to thank my parents for constantly fueling a stray rocket of a child while he tuned his guidance system.

Ryan Vice

Ryan is the Founder and Chief Architect of Vice Software which specializes in practical, tailored solutions for clients whether they are looking to get their MVP to market or modernize existing applications. On top of offering more competitive prices across the board, Vice Software offers skill based pricing which means you only pay architect rates when needed and pay much lower production rates for simpler feature work. Ryan has also been awarded Microsoft’s MVP award 3 times, has published one other book on software architecture and frequently speaks at conferences and events in Texas. Addiontally, Ryan is lucky enough to be married to his wife, Heather and spends most of his free time trying to keep up with their three kids, Grace, Dylan and Noah..

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