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Apache Cordova 3 Programming by John M. Wargo

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1. The What, How, Why, and More of Apache Cordova

This chapter is your introduction to the Apache Cordova framework: what it is, how developers use it to develop mobile applications, how it differs from Adobe PhoneGap, why it was created, how it has changed over time, where it’s going, and more. You could skip this chapter and dig into the more technical (and fun) stuff in the chapters that follow, but it’s important to understand the heart of what you’re working with before getting to all of the details.

As I read through support forum posts, it’s clear from many of them that the developers just getting started with Apache Cordova don’t really “get” what they’re working with. This chapter should answer many of the initial what, how, and why ...

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