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  • The Complete Set. Every pocket guide in the collection, including any new ones that come out in the future.
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  • The Expert Bundle. Learn how to build fast, interactive sites and apps with these pocket guides on expert topics.

Individual Guides

  1. DOM Manipulation. Learn how to get DOM elements, manipulate them, and listen for events in the browser.
  2. Strings & Numbers. Transform and edit strings and numbers for use in modern websites and web apps.
  3. Arrays & Objects. Dive into the many modern methods for editing and transforming arrays and objects.
  4. Variables, Functions, and Scope. What are arrow functions? What’s function hoisting? What’s the difference between var, let, and const, and when should you use each?
  5. DOM Injection and Traversal. Learn how to set and get HTML, add and remove elements, climb up and down the DOM tree, and more.
  6. Browser Storage. Store data in localStorage and sessionStorage, get and set cookies, and create a local database with indexedDB.
  7. APIs & Asynchronous JS. Learn how to work with APIs and asynchronous JavaScript.
  8. Writing Libraries. Learn how to write flexible, modular, scalable libraries that grow with you and your users.
  9. ES Modules. Learn how to structure projects, import and export modular JavaScript files, and bundle your code for production.
  10. Service Workers. Learn how to build more resilient web experiences that load faster and even work offline.
  11. State-Based UI. Learn how to build interactive websites and web apps with state-based UI and data reactivity.
  12. Serverless. Create your own APIs, microservices, and client-side web apps with serverless functions.
  13. Token-Based Authentication. Learn how to register, login, and manage user sessions with token-based authentication.
  14. Accessible Components. Build interactive components that work for everyone who uses your site or app.
  15. Web Components. Learn how to create custom HTML elements, with built-in styles, interactivity, and encapsulation.
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