Hands-on JavaScript for Python Developers


Book Description:

Knowledge of Python is a great foundation for learning other languages. Hands-on JavaScript for Python Developers 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 Hands-on JavaScript for Python Developers: 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.

What you will learn

  • Discover the differences between Python and JavaScript at both the syntactical and semantical level
  • Become well versed in implementing JavaScript in the frontend as well as the backend
  • Understand the separation of concerns while using Python programming for server-side development
  • Get to grips with frontend web development tasks, including UI/UX design, form validation, animations, and much more
  • Create modern interaction interfaces for your Python web application
  • Explore modern web technologies and libraries for building full-stack applications

Who this book is for

This book is for experienced Python programmers who are looking to expand their knowledge of frontend and backend web development with JavaScript. An understanding of data types, functions, and scope is necessary to get to grips with the concepts covered in the book. Familiarity with HTML and CSS, Document Object Model (DOM), and Flask or Django will help you to learn JavaScript easily.

Table of Contents

  1. The Entrance of JavaScript into Mainstream Programming
  2. Can We Use JavaScript Server-Side? Sure!
  3. Nitty-Gritty Grammar
  4. Data and Your Friend, JSON
  5. Hello World! and Beyond: Your First Application
  6. The Document Object Model (DOM)
  7. Events, Event-Driven Design, and APIs
  8. Working with Frameworks and Libraries
  9. Deciphering Error Messages and Performance Leaks
  10. JavaScript, Ruler of the Front-End
  11. What is Node.js?
  12. Node.js versus Python
  13. Using Express
  14. React with Django
  15. Combining Node.js with the Front-End
  16. Enter Webpack
  17. Security and Keys
  18. Node.js and MongoDB
  19. Putting it All Together


Book Name: Hands-on JavaScript for Python Developers
Author: Sonyl Nagale
ISBN-10: 1838648121
Year: 2020
Pages: 410
Language: English
File size: 130.3 MB

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