Tag Archives: Single Page Application

10 Most Common JavaScript Mistakes

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Today, JavaScript is at the core of virtually all modern web applications. The past several years in particular have witnessed the proliferation of a wide array of powerful JavaScript-based libraries and frameworks for single page application (SPA) development, graphics and animation, and even server-side JavaScript platforms. JavaScript has truly become ubiquitous in the world of web app development and is therefore an increasingly important skill to master.

At first blush, JavaScript may seem quite simple. And indeed, to build basic JavaScript functionality into a web page is a fairly straightforward task for any experienced software developer, even if they’re new to JavaScript. Yet the language is significantly more nuanced, powerful, and complex than one would initially be lead to believe.

Adding a web interface to our image search engine with Flask

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In this tutorial, we’ll take the command line image search engine from the previous tutorial and turn it into a full-blown web application using Python and Flask. More specifically, we’ll be creating a Single Page Application (SPA) that consumes data via AJAX (on the front-end) from an internal, REST-like API via Python/Flask (on the back-end).