12. Building Web Views with React

“Java is to JavaScript what Car is to Carpet.”

Chris Heilmann, Web Evangelist

We can build microservices until we’re blue in the face, and create the most powerful and scalable back-ends imaginable, but most of us don’t have the luxury of stopping there. At some point, a human being will likely need to interact with our application.

As we will discuss in this chapter, if someone is going to use a browser to interact with our application (or a mobile device), they will probably do so using JavaScript. JavaScript is an inescapable force permeating every corner of the web.

In this chapter we’ll provide a little bit of perspective and context around JavaScript and what that landscape looks like today and where we ...

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