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  • Copyright 2017
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-466969-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-466969-4

Front-End Web Development with Angular 2, React, and Backbone.js LiveLessons
4+ Hours of Video Instruction
A practical, hands-on introduction to using three leading JavaScript frameworks -- Angular 2, React, and Backbone.js -- for modern, front-end web development.

Note: Code snippets and challenge assignments for all sections of this course are available at:


The course begins with coverage of JavaScript ES6/ES2015, establishing an initial base. This base will expand to touch on some of the new pieces of ES6, and then takes a brief turn to generate a Node.js server. From there the video course moves on to detail how jQuery works to communicate with a server, and manipulate the DOM with those new data. 
This subsequently leads us to using Backbone to gather data from a server, followed by React rendering of DOM elements. Culminating with Angular 2's strategy to integrate both server communication as well as dynamic rendering of content. 
The goal of this course is to understand the strengths and weakness of each of these libraries, and how to integrate them into your projects to maximize end user experience and minimize problematic code.
The course will use example code projects and discussion to emphasize the strengths and weaknesses of these libraries and provide context for choosing to use any of these, or even other libraries that aren’t covered here, or have yet to be developed when developing a project.
Skill Level
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
What You Will Learn:
  • An understanding of ES2015/ES6 Fundamentals
  • To use Backbone to gather data from the server
  • How React renders DOM elements
  • Angular 2's strategy to integrate server communication and dynamic rendering of content
Who Should Take This Course
  • Web developers who want to quickly get up to speed with the fundamentals of the front-end web development with a leading JavaScript framework
Course Requirements
  • Basic understanding of JavaScript and web development
Contents at a Glance

PART I: ES2015/ES6 Fundamentals (Mike Hannon)

Lesson 1: Introducing ES2015 (ES6)

Lesson 2: Code Blocks, Var, Let and Const

Lesson 3: Arrow Functions

Lesson 4: Promises

Lesson 5: String Literals, Default Parameters, Spread Operators, Destructuring

Lesson 6: Transpilers

Lesson 7: Using Front-End Frameworks

PART II: Backbone.js (Todd Enders)

Lesson 1: What is Backbone.js?

Lesson 2: Interlude — Underscore.js and its Relation to Backbone.js

Lesson 3: Backbone.js Basics

Lesson 4: Models

Lesson 5: Collections and Working with APIs

Lesson 6: Views and Templates

Lesson 7: Events

Lesson 8: Routing

PART III: React (Charlie Mead)

Lesson 1: From State to UI

Lesson 2: Barebones React

Lesson 3: React Props

Lesson 4: Retooling (JSX, Babel & create-react-app)

Lesson 5: Component Architecture

Lesson 6: Bringing Back State

Lesson 7: Component Categories

Lesson 8: Component Lifecycle

PART IV: Angular 2 (Speros Misirlakis)

Lesson 1: Angular 2 Overview

Lesson 2: Big Picture

Lesson 3: TypeScript

Lesson 4: Building Blocks

Lesson 5: Build Process

Lesson 6: Review & Resources

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Table of Contents

PART I: ES2015/ES6 Fundamentals (Mike Hannon)

Lesson 1: Introducing ES2015 (ES6)

1.1 Understand JavaScript's Ongoing Evolution

1.2 Know that although ES2015 is the ECMA script standard, it is a partial adoption

Lesson 2: Code Blocks, Var, Let and Const

2.1 Be able to clearly explain hoisting of variables  

2.2 Understand the difference between let and const and var

2.3 Be able to use blocks to delimit scope with let and const

Lesson 3: Arrow Functions

3.1 Understand lexical this

3.2 Use arrow functions where and when appropriate

Lesson 4: Promises

4.1 Use ES2015 promises to control asynchronous behavior

4.2 Refactor callback-laden code with promises

Lesson 5: String Literals, Default Parameters, Spread Operators, Destructuring

5.1 Use back-ticks for string literals

5.2 Clean up code with destructuring

5.3 Use Default Parameters to mitigate unwieldy OR statements

5.4 Use rest parameters and spread operators to further sharpen your code

Lesson 6: Transpilers

6.1 Be able to explain why transpilers are used, and explain polyfil, syntactic sugarl  

6.2 Know where resources are to set up bable

6.3 Know how and where resources are to set-up typescript

Lesson 7: Using Front-End Frameworks

7.1 Know the major roles that a front-end framework plays

7.2 Be able to identify the major technologies required to effectively use the three frameworks presented here

PART II: Backbone.js (Todd Enders)

Lesson 1: What is Backbone.js?

1.1 Understand What Backbone Is

1.2 Understand Backbone's Goals

Lesson 2: Interlude — Underscore.js and its Relation to Backbone.js

2.1 Use Underscore at a High Level

2.2 Understand Why Underscore and Backbone Work Together

Lesson 3: Backbone.js Basics

3.1 Understand the MV* pattern

3.2 Understand Backbone Classes

3.3 Understand Backbone Class Inheritance

Lesson 4: Models

4.1 Understand Models and What They Represent

4.2 Build Custom Models

4.3 Use Models to Perform CRUD Operations via AJAX

Lesson 5: Collections and Working with APIs

5.1 Understand Collections and How They Work with Models

5.2 Create and Manage a Collection

5.3 Use Collections to Perform CRUD Operations on Models via AJAX

Lesson 6: Views and Templates

6.1 Understand Views, How They Represent a Model or Collection, and Their Scope

6.2 Build a Template and Render a View

6.3 Use Collection Views to Build Model Views

Lesson 7: Events

7.1 Understand Backbone Events and Build Those Events to Mimic jQuery

7.2 Use Backbone Events to Handle User Interaction in Views

Lesson 8: Routing

8.1 Understand How Backbone Routers Help Us Create SPAs

PART III: React (Charlie Mead)

Lesson 1: From State to UI

1.1 Build a state object

1.2 What is state?

1.3 How should we generate UI?

1.4 React doesn't do templates

1.5 Ract uses components

Lesson 2: Barebones React

2.1 Dependencies

2.2 The React object

2.3 The ReactDOM object

2.4 Update the DOM

2.5 Hello World Demo

2.6 Nested Elements Demo

Lesson 3: React Props

3.1 React props

3.2 Build a button

3.3 Button Click Demo

Lesson 4: Retooling (JSX, Babel & create-react-app)

4.1 No more React.createElement() calls

4.2 Hooking up Babel

4.3 Webpack

4.4 Webpack Demo

Lesson 5: Component Architecture

5.1 React components

5.2 Component creation

5.3 We'll use ES6

5.4 Every component class needs to render() UI

5.5 NavBar Demo

Lesson 6: Bringing Back State

6.1 What should we track?

6.2 Update and re-render

6.3 Now build a counter!

6.4 Counter Demo

6.5 Todo Demo

Lesson 7: Component Categories

7.1 Stateless components

7.2 Refactoring Demo

Lesson 8: Component Lifecycle

8.1 A component's life

8.2 Reach out to a server

8.3 GitHub API Demo

PART IV: Angular 2 (Speros Misirlakis)

Lesson 1: Angular 2 Overview

1.1 What is Angular?

Lesson 2: Big Picture

2.1 Understanding the architecture of an Angular application

Lesson 3: TypeScript

3.1 TypeScript Overview

3.2 TypeScript & JavaScript Comparison

Lesson 4: Building Blocks

4.1 Directives

4.2 Data Flow

4.3 Providers

4.4 Components in Components

4.5 Providers in Components

Lesson 5: Build Process

5.1 Small demonstration on how to get started on putting all the pieces together


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