Building Single-page Web Apps with Meteor

Build real-time apps at lightning pace utilizing the main strong full-stack JavaScript framework

About This Book

  • Create a whole internet web publication from frontend to backend that makes use of in simple terms JavaScript
  • Understand how net 2.0 is made by way of robust browser-based applications
  • Step-by-step educational that might express you ways quickly, advanced net functions will be built

Who This booklet Is For

If you're a net developer with uncomplicated wisdom of JavaScript and wish to tackle internet 2.0, construct real-time purposes, or just are looking to write an entire software utilizing in simple terms JavaScript and HTML/CSS, this can be the e-book for you.

This e-book is predicated on Meteor 1.0.

What you'll Learn

  • Create reactive templates that replace themselves whilst facts changes
  • Use database queries at the shopper and the server to retrieve, kind, and manage datasets
  • Understand facts synchronization utilizing a publication/subscription version and make API calls a specific thing of the past
  • Discover how one can safe your facts movement at the server aspect to maintain personal information secret
  • Add routing to a single-page program and make it look like a true website
  • Build your individual complicated reactive items and make every thing rerun in case you want
  • Make your personal Meteor programs and the best way to lead them to public
  • Unit try your applications and Meteor applications

In Detail

Meteor is the easiest JavaScript platform on the net in order to construct real-time internet functions fast and simply and in natural JavaScript. It comes with an entire construct technique that looks after every little thing, from improvement to construction, without having for configuration. This booklet takes you from the install of Meteor to development a completely operating internet web publication (including backend) to create and edit posts.

You will begin with the fundamental ideas and folder constitution of a Meteor undertaking, studying how Meteor templates paintings. find out how to retrieve and ship information to the server and manage the database content material. Routing will later make your instance app glance and behave like a true site. subsequent, you will get to grips with Meteor's reactivity idea that can rerun capabilities while facts alterations if you are construction your individual reactive item, and package deal it later for drop-in use. After your app is prepared, the booklet maintains with methods of deploying your app on types of servers. eventually, we'll have a look at checking out applications and the applying itself.

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High Performance JavaScript (Build Faster Web Application Interfaces)

By Nicholas C. Zakas

If you are like such a lot builders, you depend seriously on JavaScript to construct interactive and quick-responding internet functions. the matter is that every one of these traces of JavaScript code can decelerate your apps. This ebook unearths suggestions and techniques that will help you dispose of functionality bottlenecks in the course of improvement. you will the best way to enhance execution time, downloading, interplay with the DOM, web page existence cycle, and more.

Yahoo! frontend engineer Nicholas C. Zakas and 5 different JavaScript experts—Ross Harmes, Julien Lecomte, Steven Levithan, Stoyan Stefanov, and Matt Sweeney—demonstrate optimum how one can load code onto a web page, and provide programming tips on how to support your JavaScript run as successfully and speedy as attainable. you will examine the simplest practices to construct and install your records to a construction surroundings, and instruments which could assist you locate difficulties as soon as your website is going live.

  • Identify challenge code and use quicker possible choices to complete an analogous task
  • Improve scripts by way of studying how JavaScript shops and accesses data
  • Implement JavaScript code in order that it does not decelerate interplay with the DOM
  • Use optimization suggestions to enhance runtime performance
  • Learn how you can make sure the UI is responsive in any respect times
  • Achieve speedier client-server communication
  • Use a construct process to minify records, and HTTP compression to carry them to the browser

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jQuery: A Beginner's Guide

By John Pollock

Essential Skills--Made Easy!

Learn the basics of jQuery programming very quickly. jQuery: A Beginner's Guide starts off with the basics--from together with the library in an HTML record to aspect choice, occasion dealing with, and CSS variety manipulation. subsequent, it really is directly to JavaScript and the DOM, animation and results, the development item, and shape validation. The e-book then delves into AJAX and plugins and covers extra complicated suggestions equivalent to debugging and unit checking out. start with jQuery straight away utilizing this fast moving tutorial!

Designed for simple Learning

  • Key talents & ideas -- Chapter-opening lists of particular abilities coated within the bankruptcy
  • Ask the specialist -- Q&A sections packed with bonus info and invaluable tips
  • Try This -- Hands-on routines that allow you to practice your talents
  • Notes -- additional info relating to the subject being coated
  • Tips -- beneficial reminders or exchange methods of doing issues
  • Cautions -- blunders and pitfalls to prevent
  • Annotated Syntax -- instance code with observation that describes the programming recommendations being illustrated
  • Self assessments -- Chapter-ending quizzes to enhance your skills

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You Don't Know JS: Scope & Closures

By Kyle Simpson

No subject how a lot adventure you've with JavaScript, odds are you don’t absolutely comprehend the language. This concise but in-depth advisor takes you within scope and closures, center innovations you must understand to turn into a extra effective and powerful JavaScript programmer. You’ll learn the way and why they paintings, and the way an knowing of closures could be a strong a part of your improvement skillset.

Like different books within the "You Don’t be aware of JS" sequence, Scope and Closures dives into trickier elements of the language that many JavaScript programmers easily keep away from. Armed with this data, you could in achieving actual JavaScript mastery.

  • Learn approximately scope, a collection of ideas to aid JavaScript engines find variables on your code
  • Go deeper into nested scope, a chain of boxes for variables and functions
  • Explore functionality- and block-based scope, “hoisting”, and the styles and merits of scope-based hiding
  • Discover the right way to use closures for synchronous and asynchronous projects, together with the production of JavaScript libraries

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Node.js in Practice

By Marc Harter


Node.js in Practice is a set of absolutely validated examples that provide strategies to the typical and not-so-common matters you face for those who roll out Node. you are going to dig into very important subject matters just like the fine details of event-based programming, how and why to take advantage of closures, the best way to constitution functions to exploit end-to-end JavaScript apps, and more.

Purchase of the print e-book features a loose book in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Book

You've determined to exploit Node.js in your subsequent venture and also you want the talents to enforce Node in construction. it'd be nice to have Node specialists Alex younger and Marc Harter at your aspect that can assist you take on these daily demanding situations. With this e-book, you can!

Node.js in Practice is a suite of a hundred and fifteen completely verified examples and immediately valuable thoughts bound to make any Node program move extra easily. Following a commonsense Problem/Solution layout, those experience-fueled concepts conceal very important themes like event-based programming, streams, integrating exterior functions, and deployment. The abundantly annotated code makes the examples effortless to persist with, and strategies are geared up into logical clusters, so it is a snap to discover what you are looking for.

Written for readers who've a pragmatic wisdom of JavaScript and the fundamentals of Node.js.

What's Inside

  • Common utilization examples, from uncomplicated to advanced
  • Designing and writing modules
  • Testing and debugging Node apps
  • Integrating Node into present systems

About the Authors

Alex Young is a professional JavaScript developer who blogs usually at DailyJS. Marc Harter works day-by-day on large-scale initiatives together with high-availability real-time purposes, streaming interfaces, and different data-intensive systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting started
  2. Globals: Node's environment
  3. Buffers: operating with bits, bytes, and encodings
  4. occasions: getting to know EventEmitter and beyond
  5. Streams: Node's strongest and misunderstood feature
  6. dossier approach: Synchronous and asynchronous ways
  7. Networking: Node's actual "Hello, global"
  8. baby strategies: Integrating exterior functions with Node
  10. the net: construct leaner and meaner net applications
  11. assessments: the foremost to convinced code
  12. Debugging: Designing for introspection and resolving issues
  13. Node in creation: Deploying purposes safely
  15. Writing modules: learning what Node is all approximately

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Functional JavaScript: Introducing Functional Programming with Underscore.js

By Michael Fogus

How are you able to triumph over JavaScript language oddities and hazardous beneficial properties? With this publication, you’ll tips on how to create code that’s attractive, secure, and straightforward to appreciate and attempt through the use of JavaScript’s useful programming help. writer Michael Fogus indicates you the way to use functional-style strategies with Underscore.js, a JavaScript library that enables useful programming ideas. pattern code is offered on GitHub at

Fogus is helping you're thinking that in a useful method to assist you reduce complexity within the courses you construct. If you’re a JavaScript programmer hoping to profit practical programming ideas, or a useful programmer trying to examine JavaScript, this ebook is the right introduction.

  • Use applicative programming innovations with first class functions
  • Understand how and why it's possible you'll leverage variable scoping and closures
  • Delve into higher-order functions—and find out how they take different features as arguments for max advantage
  • Explore how one can compose new features from present functions
  • Get round JavaScript’s boundaries for utilizing recursive functions
  • Reduce, disguise, or dispose of the footprint of nation switch on your programs
  • Practice flow-based programming with chains and practical pipelines
  • Discover how one can code with out utilizing classes

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A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript: The new approach that uses technology to cut your effort in half

By Mark Myers

The final learn-by-doing approach

Written for newbies, beneficial for skilled builders who are looking to sharpen their talents and do not brain overlaying a few flooring they already comprehend. (Feel unfastened to bypass early chapters that disguise simple issues like indicators, variables, and strings). step by step, you study the basics of JavaScript in addition to a few complex suggestions together with constructors and prototypes.

The publication is intensely simple. It assumes no programming adventure. Chapters conceal purely up to the common learner can soak up in ten mins, so you are by no means requested to devour an elephant. motives are in undeniable, nontechnical English that individuals of all backgrounds can effectively comprehend. With plentiful coding examples and illustrations.

The most crucial half: unfastened, on-line, interactive workouts paired with every one bankruptcy. Cognitive examine exhibits that retention raises four hundred percentage whilst newbies are challenged to retrieve the data they only learn. you will spend to 3 instances as lengthy training as examining. if you code incorrectly, you will get as many do-overs as you would like, till you recognize it cold.

Testing confirmed that books and classes load up the reader with far an excessive amount of info at a time. So I divide up the knowledge into little chunks that will not crush you.

A publication on coding does not need to be written in impenetrable legalese. it might really be human-readable. My publication is.

People usually research top via examples, so I supply lots of them.

Most very important, prior to you've gotten an opportunity to fail to remember what you've gotten learn within the booklet, I ask you to fireside up your machine or desktop (not your cellular gadget) and head over to my site, the place you run a suite of interactive routines, training every thing you've gotten learned—until you are certain you may have mastered it.

Readers inform me they typically begin the routines considering they have discovered the newest lesson, and fast discover they are nonetheless a bit shaky on it. the automatic workout supervisor protects you in contrast universal learner myth. It retains you at it until eventually your overconfidence turns into actual confidence—confidence that is according to your first-class functionality. There are 1,750 workouts in all. they're all interactive, with an automatic answer-checker that corrects your missteps and issues you within the correct course if you happen to stumble. and they are all free.

Thousands of readers have crammed out suggestions kinds telling me that the combo of the e-book and interactive routines is regarding, enjoyable, frustration-free, addictive, confidence-building, and...well, learn the reviews.

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JavaScript Patterns

By Stoyan Stefanov

What's the simplest strategy for constructing an software with JavaScript? This booklet is helping you solution that query with a number of JavaScript coding styles and top practices. in case you are an skilled developer trying to resolve difficulties on the topic of gadgets, features, inheritance, and different language-specific different types, the abstractions and code templates during this advisor are ideal—whether you are utilizing JavaScript to write down a client-side, server-side, or laptop application.

Written via JavaScript specialist Stoyan Stefanov—Senior Yahoo! Technical and architect of YSlow 2.0, the internet web page functionality optimization tool—JavaScript Patterns comprises useful recommendation for enforcing every one development mentioned, in addition to numerous hands-on examples. you will additionally know about anti-patterns: universal programming methods that reason extra difficulties than they solve.

  • Explore invaluable behavior for writing top quality JavaScript code, similar to keeping off globals, utilizing unmarried var declarations, and more
  • Learn why literal notation styles are easier possible choices to functions
  • Discover other ways to outline a functionality in JavaScript
  • Create items that transcend the fundamental styles of utilizing item literals and functions
  • Learn the choices on hand for code reuse and inheritance in JavaScript
  • Study pattern JavaScript techniques to universal layout styles corresponding to Singleton, manufacturing unit, Decorator, and more
  • Examine styles that observe particularly to the client-side browser environment

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Programming JavaScript Applications: Robust Web Architecture with Node, HTML5, and Modern JS Libraries

By Eric Elliott

benefit from JavaScript’s energy to construct powerful web-scale or company purposes which are effortless to increase and hold. via making use of the layout styles defined during this sensible e-book, skilled JavaScript builders will how to write versatile and resilient code that’s easier—yes, easier—to paintings with as your code base grows.

JavaScript could be the such a lot crucial net programming language, yet within the actual global, JavaScript purposes frequently holiday if you make adjustments. With this booklet, writer Eric Elliott indicates you the way so as to add purchaser- and server-side positive factors to a wide JavaScript program with no negatively affecting the remainder of your code.

  • Examine the anatomy of a large-scale JavaScript application
  • Build sleek net apps with the features of laptop applications
  • Learn most sensible practices for code association, modularity, and reuse
  • Separate your program into assorted layers of responsibility
  • Build effective, self-describing hypermedia Apis with Node.js
  • Test, combine, and install software program updates in fast cycles
  • Control source entry with consumer authentication and authorization
  • Expand your application’s achieve via internationalization

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Smashing Node.js: JavaScript Everywhere

By Guillermo Rauch

Learn to make extra effective apps, with only one language!

Smashing Node.js: JavaScript Everywhere equips you with the mandatory instruments to appreciate Node.js and its makes use of in constructing effective net apps. With extra conventional internet servers changing into out of date, having wisdom on servers that in achieving excessive scalability and optimum source intake utilizing Node.js is the foremost in your app improvement luck. educating you the necessities to creating event-driven server-side apps, this booklet demonstrates how one can use much less area and take much less time for communique among net buyer and server.

  • Contains a variety of hands-on examples
  • Explains implementation of real-time apps together with Socket.IO and HTML5, and WebSockets
  • Addresses useful Node.js merits from particular layout choices
  • Demonstrates why wisdom and use of JavaScript is beneficial
  • Includes an interactive on-line part with pattern chapters
  • Explains parts of stand out apps together with brevity and benchmarks

Looking to reinforce your talents even additional? Smashing Node.js: JavaScript Everywhere makes constructing server-side apps obtainable with its specialise in JavaScript, open resource, and easy-to-use language.

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