Isomorphic JavaScript Web Development: Universal JavaScript with React and Node

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Isomorphic JavaScript Web Development: Universal JavaScript with React and Node

Isomorphic JavaScript Web Development: Universal JavaScript with React and Node by Tomas Alabes
English | 11 Oct. 2017 | ISBN: 1785889761 | 226 Pages | AZW3 | 2.55 MB

Key Features
Combine the ease of React in the front end with the power of Node at the back end to build robust apps in pure JavaScript
Get your hands dirty by building on an entire application throughout the course of the book
Become productive and save precious time by adopting isomorphic JavaScript programming techniques
Book Description
The latest trend in web development, Isomorphic JavaScript, allows developers to overcome some of the shortcomings of single-page applications by running the same code on the server as well as on the client. Leading this trend is React, which, when coupled with Node, allows developers to build JavaScript apps that are much faster and more SEO-friendly than single-page applications.

This book begins by showing you how to develop frontend components in React. It will then show you how to bind these components to back-end web services that leverage the power of Node. You'll see how web services can be used with React code to offload and maintain the application logic. By the end of this book, you will be able to save a significant amount of development time by learning to combine React and Node to code fast, scalable apps in pure JavaScript.

What you will learn
Build on the client side with the awesomeness of React
Style your application effectively
Render the server side using React
Implement a GraphQL server based on Node, Express, and SQL
Fetch application data using Relay
Build an isomorphic router to use in the application
Deploy your application to a cloud host
Secure your application with a solid token-based authentication system
About the Author
Tomas Alabes is a sr. software engineer building the Clouds at Oracle in Silicon Valley. Having worked as a full-stack engineer for more than seven years, he is also an avid blogger and passionate learner. He is always finding ways to improve himself and share his knowledge.

Konstantin Tarkus is a seasoned software engineer specializing in developing custom web and cloud applications for technology startups. For over 14 years, Konstantin has had extensive experience working with a diverse range of technological stacks such as PHP and MySQL, Azure, SQL Server, .NET, C#, Node.js, and JavaScript. He is the author of React Starter Kit, the most popular React app boilerplate, as well as many other open source projects on GitHub.

Table of Contents
Getting started with isomorphic web apps
Starting the app, splitting it into components
Working with CSS styles and media assets
Working with Browsersync and Hot Module Replacement
Configuring server-side rendering
Creating a GraphQL server
Fetching data with Relay
Authentication and authorization
Testing and deploying your app