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JavaScript Creativity

Exploring the Modern Capabilities of JavaScript and HTML5

By Shane Hudson

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JavaScript Creativity teaches you how to use every feature of this versatile and powerful language in exciting and creative ways. Master your use of canvas, animation, audio and video, 3D visualizations, motion detection, real-time collaboration, and so much more.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5944-2
  • User Level: Advanced
  • Publishing June 17, 2014, but available now as part of the Alpha Program
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99

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JavaScript Creativity teaches you how to use every feature of this versatile and powerful language in exciting and creative ways. JavaScript can be used for so much more than simple interactivity. Master your use of canvas, animation, audio and video, 3D visualizations, motion detection and real-time collaboration. In every chapter of this book you will learn how to use and evolve JavaScript's creative capabilities in your own projects, as well as having project examples to follow throughout. Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Expertly use canvas and animation
  • Push audio and video to their full capabilities
  • Code and manipulate advanced 3D visualizations
  • Create your own music directly from the browser 
  • Implement real-time collaboration with Node.js
  • Explore real-time audio and video with WebRTC
  • Play with motion detection and gesture control
  • Combine all features into one social music creation experiment, similar to Google's 'Jam with Chrome'
JavaScript Creativity is for the developer who has a working knowledge of JavaScript and wants to take their code to the next level. Every feature explored can be manipulated and implemented in your everyday projects to really impress your clients or just increase your code skill. This book is an exciting, action-packed introduction to all the advanced and truly creative aspects of this language - start creative coding today!

What you’ll learn

  • How to master canvas and animation
  • How to master audio and video
  • What can really be done with 3D
  • How to create music from the browser
  • How to use real-time collaboration with Node.js
  • How to use real-time video and audio with WebRTC
  • How to use motion detection
  • How to implement social music creation

Who this book is for

This book is for the developer who wants to get creative with JavaScript and utilize every aspect of its interactivity. A working knowledge of JavaScript is key for anyone buying this book.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. JavaScript You Need to Know
  2. Canvas and Animation Basics
  3. Audio and Video Basics
  4. Beginning 3D 
  5. Creating Music in the Browser
  6. Visualizing Music
  7. Real-Time Collaboration with Node.js 
  8. Real-Time Video and Audio with WebRTC and Node.js 
  9. Motion Detection 
  10. Interacting with the Browser Using Gestures
  11. Online Communication Between Instruments 
  12. Troubleshooter 
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