Unlike online tutorials, which can be outdated, disjointed, and frustrating to fit together,
our book gives you a structured, up-to-date guide on building a complete web app from start to finish.
"I use Udemy for learning specific technologies but chose Builder Book after being impressed with their website being the actual project you build. The up to date, step by step instructions made creating the app a breeze."
"Builder Book is by far the best book I have found on the MERN stack. It also covers testing. Very comprehensive book with explanations so that you actually understand what the code does."
"As an engineer turned product manager that's a few years removed from writing code, Builder Book has been a quick and convenient way to brush up on full-stack web development and learn React for a side project."
Learn how to build a web app with React.js, Next.js, Material-UI, Express.js, Mongoose, and MongoDB. We regularly update the book with the latest versions of all dependencies.
Popular third-party APIs
Learn how to integrate a web app with Google for user authentication, GitHub for markdown and collaboration, AWS SES for transactional emails, MailChimp for newsletters, and Stripe for selling.
Build a complete web application
We cover every step of building a web app - writing pages/components, creating a server, connecting a database, integrating internal and external API infrastructures, and more. You could spend days or weeks searching these topics on Google. The web app you build in this book can be used to sell your own paywalled content and as a portfolio item.
If you have questions, search our closed Github issues or create a new one. We are happy to answer beginner to expert-level questions. With the help of our readers, we've made many improvements to our book. If you purchased our book, we typically reply within 1 or 2 days.