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Pro MERN Stack

Full Stack Web App Development with Mongo, Express, React, and Node

Authors: Subramanian, Vasan

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  • Based on the latest React 16 and React Router 4
  • A one-stop reference for all that is required to build a full-fledged web app
  • Uses industry best practices based on the author's vast experience in building web apps
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About this book

Assemble the complete stack required to build a modern web app using MongoDB, Express, React, and Node. This book also covers many other complementary tools: React Router, GraphQL, React-Bootstrap, Babel, and Webpack. This new edition will use the latest version of React (React 16) and the latest React Router (React Router 4), which has a significantly different approach to routing compared to React Router 2 which was used in the first edition of the book.
Though the primary focus of Pro MERN Stack is to equip you with all that is required to build a full-fledged web application, a large portion of the book will be devoted to React 16. The popular MEAN (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node) stack introduced Single Page Apps (SPAs) and front-end Model-View-Controller (MVC) as new and efficient paradigms. 

Facebook's React is a technology that competes indirectly with AngularJS. It is not a full-fledged MVC framework. It is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces (in some sense the View part). Yet, it is possible to build a web app by replacing AngularJS with React – hence the term MERN stack

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the features of React 16 to get the maximum out of this library
  • Gain the basics of MongoDB, Express, and Node to build a web app
  • Work with other libraries complementary to React, including React-Bootstrap, React Router, and GraphQL
  • Use tools such as Babel and Webpack required to build JavaScript-based SPAs 
  • Tie all the components together to build a complete web app.

Who This Book Is For
Developers and architects who have prior experience in any web app stack other than the MERN stack will find the book useful to learn about this modern stack. Prior knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS is required.

About the authors

Vasan Subramanian has experienced all kinds of programming, from 8-bit, hand-assembled code on an 8085 to AWS Lambda. He not only loves to solve problems using software, but he also looks for the right mix of technology and processes to make a software product team most efficient. He learned software development at companies such as Corel, Wipro, and Barracuda Networks, not just as a programmer but also as a leader of teams at those companies. 

Vasan studied at IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore. In his current job as CTO at Accel, he mentors startups on all things tech. His Twitter handle is @vasansr. While not mentoring or coding (or writing books!), Vasan runs half marathons and plays 5-a-side soccer. 


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4391-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4390-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro MERN Stack
Book Subtitle
Full Stack Web App Development with Mongo, Express, React, and Node
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Vasan Subramanian
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4391-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4391-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4390-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIII, 542
Number of Illustrations
67 b/w illustrations
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