Build Your First Web App: Learn to Build Web Applications from Scratch Paperback – October 3, 2017
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About the Author
Todd Belton started programming computers in elementary school. Today, he primarily writes middleware to glue large databases to web applications. In his spare time he writes things that are not code, and plays more computer games than he cares to admit.
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The Grunt installation fails when following the directions within the book. (No local installation error. But the book says to do it globally??)
Installing Bootstrap via npm deletes the demo project directory for some reason. (??????) The index.html example file was in this directory, so this was a problem.
I don't know - I had high hopes for this book. It's an attractive book and up until the point things start failing due to either insufficient or inexplicable explanations, I was really excited. I will keep trying to get past the parts which are failing in Chapter 5, but this just seems to be a very real problem to me.
A really a good Tech editor would have paid off. We don't want another book like the C programming language or most of the O'Reilly books, but a nice friendly way to program a mobile or web app. Referring to phonegap Cloud or Cordova right away with handheld examples would have been perfect.
Actually it wouldn't take more than a week to rewrite the text of the book and reuse the examples and app that is created. The cover of the book says learn to build your web application from scratch, and one of the first programming steps is to download all the code already laid out. Your mama might have said using Pillsbury was making biscuits from scratch and confused you, but she needs to be smacked.
Actually just grab an editor from a college newspaper who is not into Tech but not opposed to it either and have them go over your goals and the way the material is presented. You're going to find out that you missed the target.
The premise of the book is great and the idea of the little app is great. It's just the presentation that blows chunks.