Opa Application Development

Opa is a full-stack Open Source web development framework for JavaScript that lets you write secure and scalable web applications. It generates standard Node.js/MongoDB applications, natively supports HTML5 and CSS and automates many aspects of modern web application programming. It handles all aspects of web programming written in one consistent language and compiled to web standards.

Opa Application Development is a practical,hands-on guide that provides you with a number of step-by-step exercises. It covers almost all aspects of developing a web application with Opa, which will help you take advantage of the real power of Opa, as well as building a secure, powerful web application rapidly.

Opa Application Development dives into all concepts and components required to build a web application with Opa. The first half of this book shows you all of the basic building blocks that you will need to develop an Opa application, including the syntax of Opa, web development aspects, client and server communication and slicing, plugin, database, and so on. By the end of the book you will have yourself created a complete web application along with a game: Pacman!

What you will learn from this book

  • Set up Opa development environment
  • Develop a web application, manipulate DOM and CSS.
  • Use bootstrap in Opa, including classes, icons and widgets.
  • Slice client and server code.
  • Bind JavaScript and Nodejs to Opa and build a plugin.
  • Store, update and query data in database with MongoDB as the backend.
  • Build a chat application, LiveRoom application in Opa.
  • Handle image and audio with canvas to build a Pacman game

It is a tutorial guide to learning how to use Opa with JavaScript, Nodejs, and MongoDB to develop web applications easily and effectively.

Who this book is for
If you are a web developer who wants to get started with the Opa framework and build web applications with it? Then this book is for you. Web development experience is assumed and would be helpful.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (June 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782163743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782163749
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