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Web Development with MongoDB and Node.js by Jason Krol

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Chapter 1. Welcome to JavaScript in the Full Stack

What an exciting time to be a JavaScript developer! What was once only considered a language to add enhancements and widgets to a webpage has since evolved into its own full-fledged ecosystem. I believe Atwood's law says it best— any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript. While this quote dates back to 2007, it's never been more true than today. Not only can you use JavaScript to develop a complete single-page web application such as Gmail, but you will also see how we can achieve the following projects with JavaScript throughout the remaining part of the book:

  • How to completely power the backend using Node.js and Express.js
  • How to persist data with ...

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