React

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So you want to learn React?

Here are some common approaches

  • Random Blogs

    It's not that blog posts are bad, it's that finding and piecing together unrelated yet up to date posts that form a linear, cohesive path to learning complex technical topics is hard.

  • Youtube Videos

    It's happened to all of us, one moment you're using Youtube to learn about React's useEffect Hook and the next you're watching a "KIDS REACT TO PAYPHONES" video. Finding a high-quality, up-to-date YouTube video that effectively answers all of your questions on a JavaScript topic might actually be more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack. With so many videos and zero quality control, it’s easy to get sucked down the YouTube rabbit hole for hours without getting much learning out of it.

  • Live Workshops

    You know what they say, the best learning happens sitting in a classroom for 8 hours at a time listening to dry lectures and working through practice problems that only serve to make you feel comfortable so you’ll feel like you learned something. Oh wait, no. No one says that.

  • Conferences

    Things conferences are great for - networking, travelling on your company's dime, free swag, finding other companies to join. Things conferences are not great for - learning in depth technical topics that you will remember and put into practice literally 3 days later when you’re back at the office, quality wifi.

  • All-In-One Subscriptions

    These are the larger companies that offer courses on seemingly every technology under the sun. We won’t name them, but chances are your company has a business subscription to at least one of them and chances are that you don’t use it much. Their courses are made by a wide assortment of third-party contractors and optimized for production quality, not educational value.

The better approach?

All our courses follow the same proven structure, optimized for knowledge, not the illusion of learning.

  • Effort

    We're obsessed with making the most effective developer education content on the planet. On average, it takes us around 1,900 hours to create a new course. While others prioritize quantity, we optimize for quality.

  • Non-Contextual Analysis

    The first time you're introduced to a topic, any extra contextual information you have to process only serves as a distraction. Although it takes more time, our non-contextual analysis comes in two forms, video and text. This way, no matter how you prefer to learn, there's an option for you.

  • Quiz

    Nothing fancy here. After learning about the topic you'll receive a quiz to make sure you have a solid conceptual understanding before moving on to the hands-on practice.

  • Non-Contextual Practice

    Similar to the non-contextual analysis, context is everything. The first time you're hands-on with a new topic, any extra contextual information you have to process only serves as a distraction. This is why we first have you work through small, focused practice problems before you ever see the new topic in the context of a larger project.

  • Contextual Practice

    You've probably experienced it before, you feel like you're learning so much going through a tutorial only to hit a wall once it's time to actually apply that knowledge outside of the context of the tutorial. All the non-contextual practice in the world is useless if you're not then able to take that knoweldge and apply it towards a (contextual) production level codebase.

The result?

React Mastery

The ability to take what you learn and apply it towards a production codebase

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This Course

  • 30 Topics
  • 416 Minutes of Video
  • 35,299 Words of Text
  • 14 Quizzes
  • 4 Exercises
  • 2 Projects

Outline

  • Course Overview

    • Introduction, Philosophy, and Tips
    • Projects (What you'll build)
    • State of React

    We'll start the course off with some housekeeping items. You'll learn about the best strategy for getting the most out of the course as well as what you'll build and the current state of React.

  • Passing Data to Components

    • Introduction to Props
    • (Quiz) Props
    • (Practice) Props
    • (Solution) Props

    With any component based system you need a way to pass data into component. In this section, we'll cover how to do that in React with props.

  • Functional Components

    • Pure Functions
    • (Quiz) Pure Functions
    • (Project) Language Nav

    With React there are two ways to create components. In this section, you'll learn one of those ways utilizing pure functions.

  • Handling Form State

    • (Project) Battle Instructions
    • Forms in React: Controlled vs Uncontrolled Components
    • (Project) Player Input
    • (Project) Render PlayerInput
    • (Project) Player Preview
    • (Project) Results Skeleton
    • (Project) API
    • (Project) Results Data
    • (Project) Results UI

    Handling form state can be different than handling component state in React. In this section you'll learn both approaches as well as their tradeoffs.

  • Intermission

    • Check in

    Everything after this section is what I would consider 'Advanced React'. This section is to make sure you're where you need to be to continue on.

  • React Router

    • Introduction to React Router
    • (Project) Adding Routes
    • (Project) Navbar
    • React Router Query Strings
    • (Project) Query Strings
    • 404 with React Router
    • (Project) 404

    React Router is the most popular routing solution for React. In this section you'll learn its philosophy as well as how to use it.

  • Production Builds and Hosting

    • Building React Apps for Production
    • (Quiz) Building for Production
    • (Project) Production Build
    • (Project) Hosting with Netlify

    What's the point of building an app if you can't host it? In this section you'll not only learn how to host a React application, but first how to build your React app for production to make it more performant.

  • React Overview

    • Why React?
    • The React Ecosystem
    • (Bonus) Imperative vs Declarative Programming
    • (Bonus) Composition vs Inheritance

    Whenever you learn a new tool, you should first ask yourself why it's necessary. If you can't answer that question, you may not need it. In this section, we'll answer that question in regards to React as well as cover some other programming fundamentals that React utlizes.

  • Rendering Lists

    • Rendering Lists in React
    • (Quiz) Lists
    • (Practice) Lists
    • (Solution) Lists
    • (Project) Popular Navar

    As a front-end developer, you eventually come to the reality that you're a glorified list creator. In this section you'll learn how to create performant lists in React.

  • Validating Props with PropTypes

    • PropTypes
    • (Practice) PropTypes
    • (Solution) PropTypes
    • (Project) Language Nav PropTypes

    Things go wrong when you get your types mixed up. In this section you'll learn how to minimize that by using PropTypes.

  • Composition with React children

    • children in React
    • (Project) Reusable Card Component
    • (Project) Profile List
    • (Project) Reset Players

    Composition is at the heart of React. In this section you'll learn about React's 'children' feature which allows you to compose components more elegantly.

  • Code Sharing in React

    • Higher Order Components
    • (Quiz) Higher Order Components
    • (Project) Tooltip
    • (Project) withHover Higher Order Component
    • React Render Props
    • (Quiz) Render Props
    • (Project) Hover Render Prop

    The problem is coupling UI to a component is it makes it hard to reshare non-visual logic. In this section you'll learn two strategies for best accomplishing that - Higher-order components and Render Props.

  • Better Classes with Class Fields

    • Class Fields
    • (Quiz) Class Fields
    • (Project) Migrating to Class Fields

    In this section you'll learn how to utilize JavaScript's new Class Fields feature to make your React components more concise.

  • Bonus Time

    • (Bonus) React Interview Questions
    • (Bonus) React 'AHA' Moments
    • Next Steps

    In this section you'll learn everything else about React that you need to know that didn't fit into the normal flow of the course.

  • The Road to Hello World

    • Everything you should know about NPM
    • (Quiz) NPM
    • Webpack: A Gentle Introduction
    • (Quiz) Webpack
    • (Project) First Component
    • (Bonus) React Elements vs React Components
    • JSX Tips for Beginners
    • (Quiz) JSX

    There's more to learning how to build React apps than React itself. In this section you'll learn those topics which include NPM and Webpack.

  • Managing State

    • The 'this' keyword: Intro and Implicit Binding
    • The 'this' keyword: Explicit binding with .call, .apply, and .bind
    • The 'this' keyword: 'new', 'lexical', and 'window' binding
    • (Quiz) The 'this' Keyword
    • Managing State in React
    • (Quiz) State in React
    • (Practice) State
    • (Solution) State
    • (Project) Navbar State

    Components managing their own state is part of what makes React so special. In this section you'll learn how to do that as well as some pitfalls to watch out for.

  • The Component Lifecycle

    • The React Component Lifecycle
    • (Quiz) The Component Lifecycle
    • (Project) Fetch Repos
    • (Project) Caching Repos
    • React Icons
    • (Project) Repos Grid

    React exposes various methods that allow you to hook into the component life-cycle. In this section you'll learn what those methods are as well as pitfalls to avoid.

  • Building Reusable Components

    • Default Props
    • (Project) Loading Component

    What good would a component model be without reusability. In this section you'll learn how to create highly reusable React components.

  • Bypassing Props with React Context

    • React Context
    • (Quiz) Context
    • (Project) Theme Provider
    • (Project) Toggle Theme
    • (Project) Consume Theme

    Sometimes you need to pass data deep into the component tree. In this section you'll learn how to do that using React's context feature.

  • Performance Gains with Code Splitting

    • Code Splitting with React Router v4
    • (Quiz) Code Splitting
    • (Project) Code Split

    In this section you'll learn how to code split your applications for increased performance gains.

  • Hype

    • I've taken a few React courses and this is the one that finally made things click for me. The combination of explanations of the reasons behind certain React concepts, and the practical application of those concepts really helps the information stick. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn React.

    • This course is great! It starts from the ground up and teaches you concepts you won't learn in most courses or bootcamps! I really enjoyed learning about webpack and babel under the hood.

    • The best part of this course is it doesn't teach you just how to do it but rather also why to do it. The course is absolutely incredible. I feel i have a good understanding of React now.

    • This React course was as React itself. Simple, clear and brilliant. Thanks Tyler for the effort! I liked the detail and structure of this course and I liked it is not the 999 beginner React tutorial. ;)

    • A continuous climb of the stairs towards mastery. Tyler is a true expert, because it takes an expert to make a complex topic this simple.

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    FAQ

    • What makes these courses different from other online courses?

      Our courses are designed to teach you everything you need to know to confidently write production-ready code. The tradeoff is it will require more work and focus than a course that features a few bite-sized screencasts. Real learning takes time, but you can feel confident that once you've finished a course, you’ll have mastered everything you need to know with minimal knowledge gaps.

    • Do the courses have captions?

      Yes.

    • How long should I expect each course to take?

      Naturally, it depends. Considering all our courses are comprised of video, text, quizzes, practice problems, and curriculum - 15-30 hours per course is a safe assumption.

    • In which order should I take the courses?

      If you're comfortable with JavaScript (including ES6) and want to jump straight to React, go with "React", "React Hooks", then any other course that looks interesting. If you're not comfortable with JavaScript, start with "Modern JavaScript", then "Advanced JavaScript", then any other course you'd like.

    • What level of experience is required for getting the most out of these courses?

      A fundamental understanding of JavaScript or familiarity with another programming language. For example, you should be comfortable with functions, arguments, loops, control flow, etc. If you want to jump straight in to the React courses, we recommend having a stronger knowledge of JavaScript, which you can get from our JavaScript courses if you’re unsure.

    • How does the subscription work?

      Like Netflix. You pay $40 per month or $350 per year for access to all our courses, premium newsletters, and events. Your subscription will be active until you cancel, which you can do at any time in your dashboard.

    • I need an official invoice with certain fields like VAT. Can I get one?

      Once you sign up, as part of the welcome email, you'll be given a link to fill out where you can input all your company's info.

    • What projects will I build throughout the courses

      You can find every project on the /projects page.

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    • Adrian Grillo
      7 days ago

      Loved the material and got a lot out of it, I've already recommended to a friend. Thanks a ton for making an awesome course.

    • Pierre Wizla
      14 days ago

      The React course was an excellent course — and I have the feeling that all courses from Tyler McGinnis are equally excellent (I already completed the Modern JS and Advanced JS courses as well). Tyler has an unparalleled sense of detail and pedagogy: you not only understand how to do React, but why we do it like we do, and especially which problems React solve, what is the essence of it and why it even exists. The rhythm is quite good, big concepts deserve lengthy videos while insisting on key takeaways to make sure you grasp the important parts, smaller concepts benefit from short, up-to-the-point videos — to each their own. I really appreciated that every concept is taught in great details by 2 or 3 different manners: a video (and its neatly crafted transcript), a quiz to reinforce/re-activate learnings, and sometimes a practice part to broaden your knowledge and apply it. All in all, this course is of a groundbreaking quality and I am really looking forward to following the other courses as well. Thank you so much, Tyler, I am a better developer thanks to your great work!

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      Raz
      16 days ago

      Tyler's courses are simply amazing. First, I love the structure. For almost every lecture, there is a video as well as a text version with code snippets. In addition to this, he shares the code commits as he goes along which makes it really practical to look at. Unlike many other cut & dry courses or tutorials out there, Tyler actually takes time to explain the subtleties and the philosophies behind some of the material. So there are things you would only know after some amount of development experience but he actually includes all the things you need to know in his courses. For these reasons, I have been and will continue to recommend Tyler's courses to other JS developers.

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      Zenek Wiaderko
      22 days ago

      So I found some videos of Tyler on Youtube about some popular JS issues (scope, prototype chain etc.) and the way he explain this issues for me just clicked. I spend days trying to figure out what closure is, and he just needs few minutes. That was the reason why I bought this course. And Tyler didn't disappoint. I really love the way he explains things, starting with problem, then showing how we can fix this, and at the end we know and understand everything. Worth every penny.

    • Josh Bangle
      24 days ago

      I have taken several JavaScript and React courses, so (so far) this isn't a lot of new stuff for me. What is new, however, is how Tyler teaches not only how to code in modern JavaScript, but teaches WHY we code how we do today, by first teaching you how things "used" to be done. Having a foundational knowledge of why coding improvements were made really helps to understand what today's code accomplishes.

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      Josh Ternyak
      2 months ago

      This is the best React JS course I've ever done. Tyler made learning React fun and interesting while teaching the core concepts at a basic level. Also the app was fun to build and kept me engaged! This was for sure worth the time.

    • Christopher
      2 months ago

      Really enjoyed Tyler's course on React. He explains the most complex concepts using the simplest analogies and terms, making it easy for anyone to pick up. Highly recommend him!

    • Gabriel Song
      2 months ago

      I was able to learn a ton and supplement my existing React knowledge. I feel much better prepared about developing React apps!

    • Karol
      2 months ago

      I had more of a Back-End background of Web-development so many concepts here were familiar. Although the course clarified the idea of the React itself, which was a mistery to me.

    • Anthony P.
      2 months ago

      This course really helped me understand the patterns necessary to build basic React applications, and does a great job touching upon some of the more "legit" React skills and patterns you would want to set yourself apart from other React n00bs. Tyler's does a great job of explaining why things are being done without getting stuck on minor details. I highly recommend this course to people with intermediate JavaScript knowledge who have built small/dinky applications without React before. If you're still learning JavaScript, Tyler also produces really great content on getting up to speed with modern JavaScript - definitely take those courses before diving into the React content.