Programming ELM: Build Safe, Sane, and Maintainable Front-End Applications

Jeremy Fairbank (Author)
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Description

Elm brings the safety and stability of functional programing to front-end development, making it one of the most popular new languages. Elm's functional nature and static typing means that run-time errors are nearly impossible, and it compiles to JavaScript for easy web deployment. This book helps you take advantage of this new language in your web site development. Learn how the Elm Architecture will help you create fast applications. Discover how to integrate Elm with JavaScript so you can update legacy applications. See how Elm tooling makes deployment quicker and easier.

Functional programming offers safer applications with decreased runtime errors, but functional solutions that are type safe and easy to use have been hard to find, until the Elm language. Elm has the benefits of functional languages while compiling to JavaScript. This book provides a complete tutorial for the Elm language, starting with a simple static application that introduces Elm syntax, modules, and the virtual DOM, to exploring how to create a UI using functions. See how Elm handles the issues of state in functional languages. You'll continue to build up larger applications involving HTTP requests for communication. Integrate your Elm applications with JavaScript so you can update legacy applications or take advantage of JavaScript resources.

Elm also provides built-in tooling to alleviate the tooling creep that's so common in JavaScript. This book covers Elm's deployment and testing tools that ease development confusion. Dive into advanced concepts including creating single-page applications, and creating performance improvements. Elm expert Jeremy Fairbank brings his years of web development experience to teaching how to use Elm for front-end development.

Your web UIs will be faster, safer, and easier to develop with Elm and this tutorial.

What You Need:

You will need the latest version of Elm, 0.19, along with a browser to run the examples in this book.

Product Details

Price
$40.95
Publisher
Pragmatic Bookshelf
Publish Date
July 16, 2019
Pages
310
Dimensions
7.5 X 0.65 X 9.25 inches | 1.18 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781680502855

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About the Author

Jeremy Fairbank is a web developer with a master's degree in computer science. He has many years of experience in front-end development and full-stack development, working heavily with JavaScript. He is an avid conference speaker and teacher, presenting on web development topics. He is passionate about front-end development and its future, now taking that passion to the world of Elm.