Hands-On JavaScript High Performance: Build Faster Web Apps Using Node.js, Svelte.js, And WebAssembly

Justin Scherer



High-performance web development is all about cutting through the complexities in different layers of a web app and building services and APIs that improve the speed and performance of your apps on the browser. With emerging web technologies, building scalable websites and sustainable web apps is smoother than ever.

This book starts by taking you through the web frontend, popular web development practices, and the latest version of ES and JavaScript. You'll work with Node.js and learn how to build web apps without a framework. The book consists of three hands-on examples that help you understand JavaScript applications at both the server-side and the client-side using Node.js and Svelte.js. Each chapter covers modern techniques such as DOM manipulation and V8 engine optimization to strengthen your understanding of the web. Finally, you’ll delve into advanced topics such as CI/CD and how you can harness their capabilities to speed up your web development dramatically.

By the end of this web development book, you'll have understood how the JavaScript landscape has evolved, not just for the frontend but also for the backend, and be ready to use new tools and techniques to solve common web problems.


What will you learn from this book

  • Explore Vanilla JavaScript for optimizing the DOM, classes, and modules, and querying with jQuery
  • Understand immutable and mutable code and develop faster web apps
  • Delve into Svelte.js and use it to build a complete real-time Todo app
  • Build apps to work offline by caching calls using service workers
  • Write C++ native code and call the WebAssembly module with JavaScript to run it on a browser
  • Implement CircleCI for continuous integration in deploying your web apps
Language English
ISBN-10 9781838821098
ISBN-13 9781838821098
No of pages 376
Book Publisher Packt Publishing
Published Date 28 Feb 2020

About Author

Author : Justin Scherer

  • Discover effective techniques for accessing DOM, minimizing painting, and using a V8 engine to optimize JavaScript
  • Understand what makes the web tick and create apps that look and feel like native desktop applications
  • Explore modern JavaScript frameworks like Svelte.js for building next-gen web apps

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