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A Smashing Guide to JavaScript & Frameworks

React, Vue, or perhaps the lightweight Alpine.js? Whether you are an experienced JavaScript developer working with one of these frameworks, or just starting to learn, our authors have created some tutorials for you.

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Get Started With Node: An Introduction To APIs, HTTP And ES6+ JavaScript

An introduction to the backend web application development process — discussing bleeding edge ES6+ JavaScript features, the HyperText Transfer Protocol, working with APIs and JSON, and using Node.js to build fast and scalable backends.

Get Started With Node: An Introduction To APIs, HTTP And ES6+ JavaScript

Introducing Alpine.js: A Tiny JavaScript Framework

Ever built a website and reached for jQuery, Bootstrap, Vue.js or React to acheive some basic user interaction? Alpine.js is a fraction of the size of these frameworks because it involves no build steps and provides all of the tools you need to build a basic user interface.

Introducing Alpine.js: A Tiny JavaScript Framework


React is a declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces. It lets you compose complex UIs from small and isolated pieces of code called “components”. If you are new to React check out the Intro to React tutorial on the React website.


Vue.js is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. Unlike other monolithic frameworks, Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable. The core library is focused on the view layer only, and is easy to pick up and integrate with other libraries or existing projects. Try out the getting started guide on the Vue.js site, then take a look at some of our articles.

Express and Node.js

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime and Express is a project of the Node Foundation, describing itself as a "Fast, unopinionated, minimalist web framework for Node.js".


Angular is an app-design framework and development platform for creating efficient and sophisticated single-page apps. You can follow a tutorial to get started on the Angular website, to get some grounding before taking a look at our tutorials.