Popular Web Development Books

The following 9 Web Development books are the current best-sellers. If you are looking for books about Web Development, then these books will certainly help! If you know more books about Web Development which are missing from the list below, please let us know!

Popular Web Development Books

  • RESTful Web Clients: Enabling Reuse Through Hypermedia
    RESTful Web Clients: Enabling Reuse Through Hypermedia

    With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to move from one-off implementations to general-purpose client apps that are stable, flexible, and reusable. Author Mike Amundsen provides extensive background, easy-to-follow examples, illustrative dialogues, and clear recommendations for building effective hypermedia-based client applications. Convert HTML-only web apps into a JSON API service Overcome the challenges of maintaining plain JSON-style client apps Decouple the output format from the internal object model with the representor pattern Explore client apps built with HAL—Hypertext Application Language Tackle reusable clients with the Request, Parse, Wait Loop (RPW) pattern Learn the pros and cons of building client apps with the Siren content type Deal with API versioning by adopting a change-over-time aesthetic Compare how JSON, HAL, Siren, and Collection+JSON clients handle the Objects/Addresses/Actions Challenge Craft a single client application that can consume multiple services.

  • SVG Animations: From Common UX Implementations to Complex Responsive Animation
    SVG Animations: From Common UX Implementations to Complex Responsive Animation

    It becomes increasingly more interesting as you explore its capabilities for responsive animation and performance boons. When you animate SVG, you must be aware of normal image traits like composition, color, implementation, and optimization. Learn how to make SVG cross-browser compatible, backwards compatible, optimized, and responsive Plan and debug animation Make a complex animation responsive, as many sites are responsive Profile each animation technique in terms of performance so that you know what you’re getting in to with each library or native technology.

  • React: Up & Running: Building Web Applications
    React: Up & Running: Building Web Applications

    Once you understand how React works, you’ll build a complete custom Whinepad app that helps users rate wines and keep notes. You’ll quickly learn why some developers consider React the key to the web app development puzzle. Set up React and write your first “Hello world” web app Create and use custom React components alongside generic DOM components Build a data table component that lets you edit, sort, search, and export its contents Use the JSX syntax extension as an alternative to function calls Set up a lean, low-level build process that helps you focus on React Build a complete custom app that lets you store data on the client Use ESLint, Flow, and Jest tools to check and test your code as your app evolves Manage communication between components with Flux.

  • Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems
    Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems

    Microservice technologies are moving quickly. You’ll follow a fictional company throughout the book to learn how building a microservice architecture affects a single domain. Discover how microservices allow you to align your system design with your organization’s goals Learn options for integrating a service with the rest of your system Take an incremental approach when splitting monolithic codebases Deploy individual microservices through continuous integration Examine the complexities of testing and monitoring distributed services Manage security with user-to-service and service-to-service models Understand the challenges of scaling microservice architectures.

  • Laravel: Up and Running: A Framework for Building Modern PHP Apps
    Laravel: Up and Running: A Framework for Building Modern PHP Apps

    What sets Laravel apart from other PHP web frameworks. The book’s high-level overview and concrete examples will help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel right away. Dive into several features of this framework, including: Blade, Laravel’s powerful, custom templating tool Tools for gathering, validating, normalizing, and filtering user-provided data Laravel’s Eloquent ORM for working with the application’s databases The Illuminate request object, and its role in the application lifecycle PHPUnit, Mockery, and PHPSpec for testing your PHP code Laravel’s tools for writing JSON and RESTful APIs Interfaces for file system access, sessions, cookies, caches, and search Tools for implementing queues, jobs, events, and WebSocket event publishing Laravel’s specialty packages: Scout, Passport, Cashier, Echo, Elixir, Valet, and Socialite.

  • Learning React: Functional Web Development with React and Redux
    Learning React: Functional Web Development with React and Redux

    Authors Alex Banks and Eve Porcello show you how to build React applications with the entire React ecosystem—including Flux. Learning React is ideal for web developers and software engineers who understand how JavaScript, CSS, and HTML work in the browser, but have no prior understanding of React, functional JavaScript, Flux, or even advanced JavaScript. This book covers both ES5 or ES6 syntax commonly used with React.

  • Flask Web Development: Developing Web Applications with Python
    Flask Web Development: Developing Web Applications with Python

    Take full creative control of your web applications with Flask, the Python-based microframework. With this hands-on book, you’ll learn Flask from the ground up by developing a complete social blogging application step-by-step. Learn Flask’s basic application structure and write an example app Work with must-have components—templates, databases, web forms, and email support Use packages and modules to structure a large application that scales Implement user authentication, roles, and profiles Build a blogging feature by reusing templates, paginating item lists, and working with rich text Use a Flask-based RESTful API to expose app functionality to smartphones, tablets, and other third-party clients Learn how to run unit tests and enhance application performance Explore options for deploying your web app to a production server.

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python: Best Practices for Development
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python: Best Practices for Development

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python takes the journeyman Pythonista to true expertise. Now 25 years old, Python has become the primary or secondary language (after SQL) for many business users. This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers.

  • Working with Static Sites: Bringing the Power of Simplicity to Modern Sites
    Working with Static Sites: Bringing the Power of Simplicity to Modern Sites

    Just like vinyl LPs, static sites are making a comeback, evidenced by the wide array of static-site generators now available. Web and frontend designers and developers will also explore methods for adding dynamic elements and for migrating an existing CMS to a static site. Build a basic four-page static site with the Harp generator Create a simple blog with Jekyll Develop a documentation site with Hugo by generating site files and creating the layout Add dynamic elements, such as forms, comments, and search Integrate a CMS with tools such as CloudCannon and Netlify CMS Use one of several options to deploy your static files Learn methods for moving an existing CMS to a static site.

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