Front-end development targets the browser, putting your applications in front of the widest range of users regardless of device or operating system. This guide will give you a solid foundation for creating rich web experiences across platforms.
Each chapter of this book will guide you through essential concepts and APIs as you build a series of applications. You will implement responsive UIs, access remote web services, build applications with Ember.js, and more. You will also debug and test your code with cutting-edge development tools and harness the power of Node.js and the wealth of open-source modules in the npm registry. After working through the step-by-step example projects, you will understand how to build modern websites and web applications.
Chris Aquino is the director of web engineering and an instructor at Big Nerd Ranch. As a developer, he hopes to provide users with meaningful experiences of data. In his current role, he is dedicated to helping his team and his students build a better web. Chris delights in wind-up toys, espresso, and all forms of barbecue. Todd Gandee is a front-end engineer and instructor at Big Nerd Ranch. He has been honing his craft as a web consultant for more than 10 years. Todd enjoys running, biking, and rock climbing when he is not programming.