Isomorphic Go: Learn how to build modern isomorphic web applications using the Go programming language, GopherJS, and the Isomorphic Go toolkit

Isomorphic Go: Learn how to build modern isomorphic web applications using the Go programming language, GopherJS, and the Isomorphic Go toolkit

by Kamesh Balasubramanian

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Overview

Learning about isomorphic development in Go leads to a unified view of web and back-end development: It extends the remit of a server-side programming language to the browser.

Key Features
  • Learn how to build Isomorphic Go web applications
  • Neatly organize your isomorphic codebase to enhance the maintainability of your application
  • Leverage the same Go code across the web server and the web browser
Book Description

Isomorphic Go is the methodology to create isomorphic web applications using the Go programming language. Isomorphic web applications have the capability to reuse code across environments, increasing the synergy between the web server and the web browser. This book is a hands-on guide that will show you how to build and deploy an Isomorphic Go web application.

Isomorphic Go begins with an in-depth exploration of the benefits provided by the isomorphic web application architecture. You'll be introduced to the Isomorphic Go toolchain, and how it can help you write Go code that functions across environments. You'll learn how to create Go programs in the web browser using GopherJS and how to render isomorphic templates. Then you'll be introduced to end-to-end application routing, use isomorphic handoff to seamlessly transition state from the web server to the web browser, and compose isomorphic forms that have the ability to reuse form validation logic. You'll be exposed to advanced concepts including the implementation of real-time web application functionality with websockets and the creation of reusable components (cogs) that are rendered using the virtual DOM. Finally, you'll see how to deploy an Isomorphic Go web application to a production environment.

What you will learn
  • Create Go programs inside the web browser using GopherJS
  • Render isomorphic templates on both the client side and the server side
  • Perform end-to-end application routing for greater search engine discoverability and an enhanced user experience
  • Implement isomorphic handoff to seamlessly transition state between the web server and the web browser
  • Build real-time web application functionality with websockets
  • Create reusable components (cogs) that are rendered using the virtual DOM
  • Deploy an Isomorphic Go application for production use
Who this book is for

This book addresses web developers, who are comfortable with JavaScript and the full web development cycle. You may or may not be experienced in isomorphic development, but should have a basic understanding of Go's syntax.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788398800
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 12/29/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 516
File size: 40 MB
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About the Author

Kamesh Balasubramanian is the founder and CEO of Wirecog, LLC. He is the inventor of Wireframe Cognition (Wirecog), a patented, award-winning technology. He has over two decades of software engineering experience, and has created acclaimed solutions in numerous business sectors. Kamesh is passionate about using the Go programming language for full-stack web development. He is the founder of the Isomorphic Go and the UX toolkit open source projects. He has authored several titles on Go programming published by Packt Publishing. As a thought leader, Kamesh has delivered insightful talks and presentations on emerging technology at GopherCon India, MIT, and The World Maker Faire (New York Hall of Science). He is also a contributor to Silicon India Magazine. Kamesh earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering at California State University, Northridge (CSUN).
Veena Kamesh is a software engineer based in Los Angeles, California. She has over 15 years of experience designing, architecting, and developing high-profile software projects for Tata, McKinsey, HDFC Securities, ICICI Brokerage Services, and the City of Los Angeles. Veena earned her bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering at Nagpur University, and she is an Oracle Certified DBA. She has served as a reviewer, for multiple titles on Go, published by Packt. Additional information about Veena can be found on her website: http://veena.io

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
  1. Isomorphic Web Applications with Go
  2. Isomorphic Go Toolchain
  3. Go on the Front-End with GopherJS
  4. Isomorphic Templates
  5. End-to-End Routing
  6. Isomorphic Handoff
  7. The Isomorphic Web Forms
  8. Real-Time Web Application Functionality
  9. Cogs – Reusable Components
  10. Testing an Isomorphic Go Web Application
  11. Deploying an Isomorphic Go Web Application
  12. Appendix: Debugging Isomorphic Go

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