About this Book
If your website is a jumpy collection of linked pages, you are behind. Single page web applications are your next step: pushing UI rendering and business logic to the browser and communicating with the server only to synchronize data, they provide a smooth user experience, much like a native application. But, SPAs can be hard to develop, manage, and test.
This book assumes basic knowledge of web development. No experience with SPAs is required.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
- Design, build, and test a full-stack SPA
- Best-in-class tools like jQuery, TaffyDB, Node.js, and MongoDB
- Real-time web with web sockets and Socket.IO
- Touch controls for tablets and smartphones
- Common SPA design mistakes
About the Authors
The authors are architects and engineering managers. Michael Mikowski has worked on many commercial SPAs and a platform that processes over 100 billion requests per year. Josh Powell has built some of the most heavily trafficked sites on the web.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introducing SPAs
Chapter 1. Our first single page application
Part 2: The SPA client
Chapter 3. Develop the Shell
Chapter 4. Add feature modules
Chapter 5. Build the Model
Chapter 6. Finish the Model and Data modules
Part 3: The SPA server
Chapter 7. The web server
Chapter 8. The server database
Chapter 9. Readying our SPA for production
Appendix B. Testing an SPA