Building for the web is just about as much fun as anyone can have, especially when you’re working with an API to dynamically pull in data. Some might call this building “web apps”, others may call it building “web pages”. Whatever the case we’re going to build a demo to display a weather forecast using the DarkSky and Google Maps API, JavaScript magic and CSS animations. It’s a ton of fun so let’s get started!

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The Web’s complexity shifts daily and its possibilities grow just as quickly; particularly with 3D rendering. WebGL (Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 3D and 2D graphics. Three.js by Ricardo Cabello is a library built on top of WebGL, ensuring authored code is compatible across various browsers.

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When it comes to choosing the right JavaScript Framework it certainly is a wild and confusing landscape out there. This guide will help you–a budding front-end developer–navigate those murky waters when the time arrives to choose a framework suited for you. Each framework I’ve chosen to showcase will describe the brief fundamentals, language syntax and also include helpful learning resources.

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