JavaScript Programming: Pushing the Limits: Advanced Application Development with JavaScript & HTML5

  • 5h 14m
  • Jon Raasch
  • John Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • 2013

JavaScript has grown up, and it's a hot topic. Newer and faster JavaScript VMs and frameworks built upon them have increased the popularity of JavaScript for server-side web applications, and rich JS applications are being developed for mobile devices. This book delivers a compelling tutorial, showing you how to build a real-world app from the ground up. Experienced developers who want to master the latest techniques and redefine their skills will find this deep dive into JavaScript's hidden functionalities gives them the tools to create truly amazing and complex applications.

  • JavaScript has evolved into much more than simple client-side scripting; this book delves into advanced topics not generally found in other more intermediate JS development books
  • Expert author delivers an in-depth tutorial showing how to build a real-world app that is loosely coupled, with each component built to exist separately
  • Explores how to build a backbone app, the importance of JavaScript templates, Node.js and MongoDB, 3D Canvas using WebGL / Three.js, how to convert a desktop app into a dedicated mobile app, and much more
  • Ideal for experienced developers with a deep knowledge of JavaScript as well as online developers with strong graphic design skills who are experienced in HTML/CSS and want to develop their front-end skills

JavaScript Programming: Pushing the Limits will arm you with the skills to create killer apps for the 21st Century.

About the Author

Jon Raasch is a freelance web developer specializing in modern web apps for desktop and mobile devices. A user experience junkie, he builds JavaScript apps that focus on serving the user, whether through improved performance, increased usability or enhanced functionality. He believes that once users' demands are met, business goals will follow.

Jon authored JavaScript Programming: Pushing the Limits and Smashing WebKit, and also co-authored Smashing Mobile Web Development. He has written numerous articles for Smashing Magazine and his personal blog. A perfectionist when it comes to best practices, you can find him building sites and apps in his pajamas. He's currently based in Portland, OR.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Best Practices
  • Libraries, Frameworks, and Plugins
  • Backbone.js
  • Using JavaScript Templates
  • Creating Forms
  • Intro to Node.js
  • Express Framework
  • MongoDB
  • Going Real-Time with WebSockets
  • Going Mobile
  • JavaScript Graphics
  • Launching Your App