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6 Free Vue, React, and Spring Ebooks: Learn Full-Stack Development for 2020

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6 Free Vue, React, and Spring Ebooks: Learn Full-Stack Development for 2020

eBooks that can both form the foundation of your developer skill set for the new decade, or help you to expand your skills and push your knowledge.

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It’s hard to articulate quite how dramatically web and application development has changed over the last decade. Yes, the types of applications we’re building look very different — single-page apps, progressive web apps — but even the makeup of our development teams have changed. Almost everyone is full-stack, and plenty of people are having to do a lot of thinking around operations and infrastructure.

After years of the JavaScript framework boom (and the fatigued hangover), the JavaScript landscape has coalesced around a handful of key tools, such as React, Vue, Angular and Node. Indeed, you might even say that while front end development has settled on a number of established tools, it’s the supporting infrastructure when technology stacks are more indeterminate and contingent on existing practices, internal skill sets, and platform purchases.

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All in all, it’s a complex picture — and while I can’t predict the future, I can provide you with free eBooks that can both form the foundation of your developer skill set for the new decade, or, alternatively, help you to expand your skills and push your knowledge further.

Vue.js 2 Design Patterns and Best Practices

Vue.js has become one of the most popular front-end JavaScript frameworks. More flexible than Angular, and more supportive than React, it offers JavaScript developers a middle ground for developing applications. The beauty of it is that you can use as much or as little of it as you like in your web development projects.

If you’re new to Vue, or you want to get a deeper understanding of best practices and design principles, Vue.js 2 Design Patterns and Best Practices is a good place to start. Covering UI patterns, form submission and how to route a SPA, this book combines principles and practice so you can get started quickly.

Download Vue.js 2 Design Patterns and Best Practices for free.

Full-Stack React Projects

JavaScript has matured to such an extent that today it simply makes sense as a full-stack development language. Some credit here must go to Node.js for taking JavaScript beyond the browser, but it’s also difficult to understate the role of React.js in setting the parameters of how many developers approach full-stack development.

Incredibly lightweight, it acts as an important component inside the modern development toolchain that doesn’t overburden you, but instead gives you the flexibility to develop with your software stack in whatever way you choose.

In Full-Stack React Projects you’ll not only learn to React but also get a better understanding of how well it plays with Node.js, MongoDB, and Express. The book does this by showing you how to build a number of different types of applications. These include a social media application, an eCommerce marketplace, and even a web-based VR game — all of them together give you a different perspective on developing with React.

By the end of the book, you’ll not only better understand how to use React and the wider MERN stack, but you’ll also have a handful of neat projects to add to your portfolio. And you would have done it all without spending a thing.

Download Full-Stack React Projects for free .

Building Applications With Spring 5 and Vue.js 2

While the MERN stack is a popular approach to full-stack development, there are nevertheless several other approaches. One of these is using Vue and Spring together. We’ve already discussed Vue, but Spring is another important framework that has been growing in popularity for backend development. Although Spring is a Java-based tool, it integrates very nicely with Vue, which is why it’s not uncommon to see full-stack developers using them together.

In Building Applications with Spring 5 and Vue.js 2 you’ll learn how to develop a complete application from start to finish. From designing and testing a RESTful API to connecting a front and backend using Vuex and Spring Boot, this practical guide demonstrates the very best of two of the best development tools in the industry today.

Download Building Applications with Spring 5 and Vue.js 2 for free .

Software Architecture with Spring 5.0

Another Spring eBook: if you want a deeper dive into how Spring works and the ways in which it can be used to support your application this eBook is the option for you. More than that, the book also discusses some of the decisions that you’ll need to make as an engineer; covering different architectural patterns and models, you’ll gain an insight into the various tradeoffs that you’ll make throughout the planning process.

With further guidance on how to manage a Spring-based architecture in the development lifecycle, this is a book that does something more than just how to build it: it highlights how to build it well. That makes it a valuable resource for someone looking for more seniority in their career.

Download Software Architecture with Spring 5.0 for free .

Django RESTful Web Services

The popularity of Python is often framed in the context of machine learning and data analysis, but there’s much more to it than that. It’s also a great language for backend development, especially when used with frameworks like Flask and Django.

Django RESTful Web Services does exactly what you’d expect it to. First taking you through the setup process, before demonstrating how to develop an API from scratch, as well as how to test, debug, and manage security using different third-party tools.

Download Django RESTful Web Services for free .

Serverless Design Patterns and Best Practices

Full-stack developers can’t afford to overlook serverless. Although the trend hasn’t quite hit the mainstream (many companies, after all, are still grappling with cloud-native development), it’s only a matter of time before full-stack developers are being asked to build applications that don’t run on servers at all.

The advantages of serverless are well-documented. For developers, it takes away significant operational friction because code no longer needs to be deployed somewhere (ie. on cloud or on-prem) but can rather run using a set of functions — lines of code that perform specific tasks when required. That’s not to say, of course, that serverless makes everything easier. It could be said that it gives developers even more responsibility — but what’s great about that is that it means they have more control too.

Serverless Design Patterns and Best Practices explains the core principles of serverless and demonstrates how it can be used effectively to build modern applications.

Download it for free.

Any of these eBooks could be a vital addition to your personal library. The developer skill set is constantly evolving which means the opportunity is there for ambitious and curious developers to shape their career in whatever way they choose.


Further Reading

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