React Fundamentals

  • 48 Lessons
  • 287 Minutes
  • Updated 55 days ago

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The modularity of the React ecosystem is extremely powerful for building applications. However, it makes learning React a nightmare when first starting out. To even get a React app up and running, you need the right combination of React, Webpack, and Babel. In this course we'll start from a blank folder and we'll build an application that encompasses everything you need to get started building production ready applications with React (including Routing and Ajax requests). With an average rating of 9.3/10 from 2,945 reviews, this could be the most popular and highest rated way to learn React. Recently updated and compatible with React 16.3.

Pre-Requisites

Experience with the web platform (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) will help, but if you're coming from a different programming language, it isn't required. If you're a complete beginner, this course may be a struggle but you're welcome to try it out.
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What you'll learn

  • NPM

  • JavaScript

    Array.map
    Array.filter
    Array.reduce
    Pure Functions
    this
    .call
    .apply
    .bind
  • React (v16.3)

    Imperative vs Declarative
    Composition
    Unidirectional Dataflow
    JSX
    Virtual DOM
    ES6 Classes
    state
    props
    children
    prop-types package
    createElement
    functional setState
    Lifecycle Hooks
    Container vs Presentational Components
    Stateless Functional Components
    Synthetic Events
    Private Stateless Functional Components
  • Webpack 4

    Configuration
    HTMLWebpackPluginConfig
    Loaders
  • Hosting

    Building for Production
    Deployment

Who is this course for?

  • Mid to Sr level back-end developers who are new to JavaScript but want to learn about React as quickly as possible.
  • Bootcamp graduates who are confident in the fundamentals of JavaScript and want to become more employable by learning React.
  • Angular developers who want to learn about why React is gaining popularity.
  • Developers who are frustrated with the disjointed approach to learning React and want a linear, coherent path.
  • jQuery or Backbone developers who want to learn a more declarative, component based approach to building UIs.
  • Native mobile developers who want to see what all the hype around React is about.
  • Front end developers wanting to modernize their skillset in order to get a raise or apply for another job.
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Course Outline

  • Intro to the React Ecosystem

    Welcome
    Introduction to the React Ecosystem Video
    Introduction to React Quiz
    (Bonus Text) Imperative vs Declarative Programming
  • Setting up your first React component with NPM, Babel, and Webpack

    Intro to Text Sections
    NPM
    Webpack 4 for React
    First React Component
    Video: Babel, Webpack, and React
    (Bonus Text) React Elements vs React Components
    Quiz: Npm, Babel, and Webpack
  • Dataflow with Props

    Dataflow with Props in React
    Practicing Props
    Solution - Props
    Creating lists in React with .map and .filter
    Practicing .map and .filter
    Solution - .map and .filter
  • Pure Functions. f(d)=v. Props and Nesting React Components.

    Building UIs with Pure Functions and Function Composition in React
    Introduction to PropTypes
    Video: Validating Components with PropTypes
    Quiz: Pure Functions and Props
  • The "this" keyword + Managing and Updating State

    Video: The "this" Keyword Pt1: Intro and Implicit Binding
    Video: The "this" Keyword Pt2: Explicit binding with .call, .apply, and .bind
    Video: The "this" keyword Pt3: The "new" and "window" binding
    Video: Managing and Updating Component State
    Quiz: The "this" keyword
  • Stateless Functional Components

    Stateless Functional Components in React
    Video: Stateless Functional Components
    Private Components in React
    (Bonus Text) Functional Components vs Stateless Functional Components vs Stateless Components
  • Life Cycle Events + Ajax

    React Life Cycle Events
    Video: Making Ajax Requests in React
    Quiz: Lifecycle Events
  • React Router V4

    Intro to React Router V4
    Video: Adding React Router to our Application
  • Forms and Encapsulation in React

    Video: Forms and Encapsulation in React
  • Dynamic Rendering + Query Params

    Video: Dynamic Rendering + Query Params
  • Axios, Promises, and the Github API

    .reduce
    Video: Axios, Promises, and the Github API
  • Composition vs props.children

    props.children in React
    Video: Composition vs props.children
  • Building a Highly Reusable React Component

    Defaulting props with defaultProps
    Video: Building a Highly Reusable Component
    Quiz: Building a Highly Reusable React Component
  • Building for Production + Hosting

    Video: Building for Production + Hosting
    My Favorite Things
    Next Steps

What devs are saying

React Fundamentals was one of the most comprehensive, easy-to-follow courses I found on the internet. I jumped from course to course on React, but this was by far the best I found

This is hands down the best introduction to React on the web. It was 100% worth the money!!

A lot of courses tend to skip over the foundations leaving you able to play around but not really sure how it actually works. Tyler does an amazing job explaining how all the pieces work from a blank canvas so you can feel confident building your own production-ready apps going forward. He's done an incredible job teaching the fundamentals of ReactJS in a fun, easy-to-follow way!

By far the best resource to learn the React ecosystem. Everything was explained beautifully.

I haven't seen anyone do what Tyler has done in terms of understanding the pains I'm going through and not only talking in terms I can understand but designing a course that mixes different mediums like text, video, personal project and outside reading.

Tyler's course is easily the best I could find for those brand new to React- like me! The fact that he assumes almost no prior knowledge of the React environment truly distinguishes this course from most other online resources. If you're just getting started with React and are looking for hands-on, high-quality instruction, look no further.

Tyler's course on React was extremely helpful to me as it was very to the point and at the same time in depth. I'll be back for more courses for sure. He has the best explanation of "this", "apply", "call", and "bind" out there.

Outstanding intro to the basics of React. I teach web dev part time, and I know how difficult it can be give students a solid overview of a subject without completely overwhelming them with details. This course strikes that balance perfectly by walking you through a practical React app and pointing out relevant details along the way. Great course!

This is the best way to learn. During the training videos, he answers questions as I think of them! It's like he's reading your mind as you watch and code along.

I cannot recommend React Fundamentals enough. I played around with so many other tutorials and tried my hand at teaching myself, none of which worked. Tyler does a fantastic job of making it clear what is happening and really breaking things down. It is a great feeling when it all finally clicks. React has made me reconsider the entire way I develop and that is all thanks to this course. Thank you so much!

This course was absolutely incredible. I just started doing front end at my job which uses ReactJS and this course came out at the perfect time for me. Almost everything I learned in this course was transferable to the workplace and I was quickly up to speed pushing live React code alongside all the other front end devs. Tyler is an amazing teacher!

Highly recommended. Fantastic. 10/10. Awesome. Love. Can't see how it could be better. So glad I stumbled upon this course.

I've dabbled in a lot of frameworks, and this was by far the best intro course I've ever done. Not only do you go through how to do everything you'd need to build a basic React app, but why each feature is useful and what it should be used for. It doesn't make any huge workflow sacrifices for sake of a simple explanation (leaving out Webpack, for example), but rather takes the time to explain why each step is necessary.

I have used a lot of different methods for aiding my professional development (such as pluralsight, learnnowonline, ms virtual academy, ...) with some great courses/presenters, but this was by far the best course I have ever completed. The concepts and explanations are very easy to grasp even for someone like myself who is coming from a server-side/system background.

After taking 4 different React courses, this was the course that made the biggest impact on my learning and retention with the React ecosystem. I've never felt more confident coming out of a course about the related material, and I was actually able to build my own Webpack config from scratch after this. The hands on approach, Quiz questions, and taking the time to pause the video after his instructions to attempt to 'build ahead' allowed me to test my knowledge and face real problems, and then find real solutions to them. Seriously amazing course, thank you Tyler, I'll be looking into your other courses now.

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