Modern Full-Stack Development: Using TypeScript, React, Node.js, Webpack, Python, Django, and Docker, Second Edition

  • 7h 39m
  • Frank Zammetti
  • Apress
  • 2022

Explore what React, Node, Python, Django, TypeScript, Webpack, and Docker have to offer individually, and how they all fit together in modern app development. This updated version will show you how to build apps with React, Node.js or Django, and TypeScript, and how Webpack can be used to optimize and organize your code for deployment.

You’ll begin by building a solid foundation of knowledge and quickly expand it by constructing three different real-world apps. These aren’t just simple, contrived examples but real apps that you can choose to install on your servers and use for real. You’ll also understand how Docker can be used to run the apps you build in a clear and well-defined way, all of which will be able to springboard you into creating more advanced apps on your own.

You'll see why React is one of the most popular web development tools available today, and why Node.js is also frequently used for server-side development. The fact that both utilize JavaScript is a big selling point, but there are shortcomings. Modern Full-Stack Development highlights how adding Django, Webpack, and Docker to the mix resolves any issues by creating a potent full development stack on which to build applications – two possible stacks, really!!

What You Will Learn

  • Review the basics of TypeScript and writing both React and Node apps with it
  • Construct a project with NPM and Webpack, configuration and usage
  • Utilize client-side and server-side development
  • Employ REST APIs and database usage across two tech stacks, Node and Python/Django
  • Deploy apps using Docker

Who Is This Book For

Web developers and software architects.

About the Author

Frank Zammetti is a Principal Full-Stack Developer for a major financial firm with nearly 27 years of professional experience (plus almost 15 years of nonprofessional experience before that). He is an author of, including this one, 13 technical books for Apress. Frank has also authored over two dozen certification exams for SHL as well as several independent articles for various publications. He is also a fiction author (shameless plug: look him up on Amazon if you like sci-fi) and a musician of some renown (and here, “some” should be taken to mean very little). Frank has been married for 27 years (to the same woman even!) and they have two children together. When not doing any of the afermentioned things, Frank can be found sleeping, ‘cause that’s about all there’s time for after all that, and not nearly enough of it either!

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Server-Side Action—Node and NPM
  • A Few More Words—Advanced Node and NPM
  • Client-Side Adventures—React
  • A Few More Words—Advanced React
  • Building a Strong Foundation—TypeScript
  • A Few More Words—Advanced TypeScript
  • Tying It Up in a Bow—Webpack
  • Delivering the Goods—MailBag, the Server
  • Delivering the Goods—MailBag, the Client
  • Time for Fun—BattleJong, the Server
  • Time for Fun—BattleJong, the Client
  • Bringing the Dev Ship into Harbor—Docker
  • Feed Your Face—Fooderator, the Server
  • Feed Your Face—Fooderator, the Client