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Mastering JavaScript Single Page Application Development by John Moore, Philip Klauzinski

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Chapter 1. Getting Organized with NPM, Bower, and Grunt

JavaScript was the bane of the web development industry during the early days of the browser-rendered Internet. It now powers hugely impactful libraries such as jQuery, and JavaScript-rendered (as opposed to server-side-rendered) content is even indexed by many search engines. What was once largely considered an annoying language used primarily to generate pop-up windows and alert boxes, has now become arguably the most popular programming language in the world.

Not only is JavaScript now more prevalent than ever in frontend architecture, but it has become a server-side language as well, thanks to the Node.js runtime. We have also seen the proliferation of document-oriented databases, such ...

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