Part 1. First steps


Understanding what an isomorphic app is and why you’d want to build one is an important first step in learning about isomorphic architecture. The first part of this book explores the why and how of isomorphic apps with a bird’s-eye view, giving you the context you need in order to comprehend the specific implementation details presented in later sections.

In chapter 1, you’ll learn all the reasons to build an isomorphic app. This chapter also gives you an overview of the All Things Westies app you’ll build later in the book. In chapter 2, you’ll work through building an example app with the technologies used in the book: React, Node.js, webpack, and Babel. Instead of covering all the small details, this chapter allows you to see how the pieces fit together.