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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.
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.
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.
All our courses follow the same proven structure, optimized for knowledge, not the illusion of learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ability to take what you learn and apply it towards a production codebase
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.
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.
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 can be different than handling component state in React. In this section you'll learn both approaches as well as their tradeoffs.
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 is the most popular routing solution for React. In this section you'll learn its philosophy as well as how to use it.
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.
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 utilizes.
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.
Things go wrong when you get your types mixed up. In this section you'll learn how to minimize that by using PropTypes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What good would a component model be without reusability. In this section you'll learn how to create highly reusable React components.
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.
In this section you'll learn how to code split your applications for increased performance gains.
I was highly skeptical of yet-another-react-course as most I was finding online were way too basic. I'm a seasoned front-end dev in Angular and Ember and plain JS. Tyler's course was gold. Even the pieces that were "fundamentals" broke it down in a way that has me re-orient and re-integrate my old JS knowledge. I have a much deeper understanding of functional developemnt, javacript and of course React after making it through to the end.
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.
Before working through Tyler's course, I was familiar with the basics of React but wasn't very confident about starting a React project from scratch or answering interview questions about React. I now know how to set up a React project without blindly using Create React App, learned a ton of stuff not covered in my web development classes, and feel like I have a rock solid foundation for working on some advanced projects. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a complete React course.
I was lost in the React ecosystem until I took this course. It really helped connect the pieces I already knew. The pacing with each topic is great. I actually feel like I've accomplished something. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to take a deep dive in React!
I had read the React documentation before taking this course, so I didn't think I would learn anything new. However, I found that this course refined my understanding of the documentation, helped teach me techniques I didn't know I didn't know, and gave me a greater sense of confidence as a developer. Thank you for the quality content, Tyler!
This course helped me to go light years farther than the average React course. Instead of learning just the syntax, I acquired problem solving patterns and React thinking paradigms. As I have ideas that I want to turn into an apps, I feel confident to tackle a wide range of ideas and turn them into dynamic, easily accessible React apps. Thanks Tyler!
I had spent many hours working with examples and documentation trying to learn React. I really wish I had known about Tyler's program beforehand. Not only would I have saved a ton of time, but Tyler makes the explanation very clear right off the bat. Thank you!
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.
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.
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. ;)
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.
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Very clear, great distilled content, good mix of video, written, and quiz instruction.
Not my first intro to React course, but first time I feel confident about going out there and start writing my first React app. I didn't only learn how to write a React component, but actually understanding what it is and how to use it.
This course is incredible, I love the way Tyler teaches you, it makes React super easy. In the past I've took another React course that was part of a bootcamp and I didn't understood it, I was just able to create basic components, but now I'm confident about building great things.
The content is really well structured and covers a lot of topics. This at times feels overwhelming, but through the actual coding practice and perhaps rewatching the content, I believe the content makes for a really good learning. Another thing that I liked is that the course is self-contained, meaning that all the necessary tools are right here in the videos and it is seldom required to look for information in other sources.
Really amazing course. Tyler breaks down the why as well as the how on React and this went a long way in helping my understanding of the material. Definitely worth the subscription.
Overall, I found the course helpful. I didn't know anything about React. Now, I know something about React. The course structure alternates between instructional chapters where you learn a new skill and a project chapter where you deploy that skill to build another part of the app you are creating. Having the two parts is helpful. Some of the instructional chapters are long and can be IMHO confusing. You learn various ways of doing something (this is probably good). But, as a result, you're often sort of doing something, then undoing it when a better way is introduced a little later on. The React course does take a lot of time. Sometimes, I spent an hour or two on a chapter when the video is only about 10 or 15 minutes. I stopped and started the video and took really detailed notes. Hopefully, this pays off in the long run.
This course was great. It was a challenging course but easy to get through. I like that there's an additional project at the end to work through independently.
I really liked this course. I enjoyed it a lot and I considered it's truly helpful for learning React. I think Tyler is a great teacher.
I will absolutely be recommending this course, thank you for making it. If you want feedback I only have one suggestion - there are a few things I'm still stuck on and would be amazing to have an FAQ to access (assuming you can't scale something like office hours) at certain parts in the course.