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