Preface

JavaScript has come a long way. It may have seemed like a “toy language” at first, but it has evolved into the powerful dominant scripting language of the Web. JavaScript is now found not only in the browser, but on the server, and it’s even moving into the world of hardware. Staying on top of the latest methodologies, tools, and techniques is critical for any JavaScript developer, whether you’re building single-page web apps with frontend frameworks or building a RESTful API in Node.js.

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