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Full Stack JavaScript: Learn Backbone.js, Node.js and MongoDB, Second Edition by Azat Mardan

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Introduction

The kind of programming that C provides will probably remain similar absolutely or slowly decline in usage, but relatively, JavaScript or its variants, or XML, will continue to become more central.

— Dennis Ritchie

In this chapter, we cover:

  • Reasons behind fullstack JavaScript development in general and for the writing of this book;
  • Answers to questions what to expect and what not, what are prerequisites;
  • Suggestions on how to use the book and examples;
  • Explanation of the book’s notation format.

Full Stack JavaScript is a hands-on book that introduces you to rapid software prototyping using the latest cutting-edge web and mobile technologies including Node.js, MongoDB, Twitter Bootstrap, LESS, jQuery, Parse.com, Heroku, and others. ...

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