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  • Copyright 2020
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-661205-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-661205-6

7+ Hours of Video Instruction
Get started with React.js for front-end web development


React.js Fundamentals LiveLessons, Third Edition, covers vanilla React and presents a refresher on some advanced JavaScript topics and essential ES6 features. You first learn how to create a modern React toolchain. Next, the training covers the advanced JavaScript concepts that regularly pop up in React and the modern ES6 features you’ll need to write more idiomatic React code. Next, the training covers a conceptual understanding of React and takes an in-depth look at how React’s virtual DOM works. Starting in Lesson 6, you dive into writing React code using the original create class syntax and begin to look at the JSX. Next, you see how to rewrite your earlier code using modern es6 features. From there, you learn the remaining vanilla React topics, such as component lifecycle and state management. The training wraps up with a discussion of how you can tweak performance in React apps, use styling, and create functional components.

About the Instructor

Charles Crawford III has more than ten years of software experience and five years of experience in software education. He is currently a lead instructor at Code Fellows, where he teaches full-stack web programming. He is also an active software and writing consultant and the director of marketing for Hack The People, a distributed nonprofit organization focused on fostering mentor—mentee relationships in software development. Additionally, Charles is an active blog contributor at The New Stack, a site featuring news about and analysis of an ever-changing software development ecosystem. Prior to this, Charles was a developer evangelist for Shippable, a SaaS that leverages Docker to provide continuous integration services. He was also a software engineer at Amazon Web Services on the Elastic Beanstalk team, where he worked on things such as the Elastic Beanstalk Ruby container, Nodejs container, and the Docker container.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Learn How To
  • Utilize the React toolchain
  • Understand the advanced JavaScript features used with React
  • Use ES6 features with React
  • Understand basic React concepts
  • Utilize React’s virtual DOM
  • Code a React app with traditional and ES6
  • Optimize React performance
  • Utilize libraries to make React a complete front-end solution
  • Use React router
  • Use Flux
  • Use Redux
  • Test React applications
  • Use React functional components

Who Should Take This Course
  • Intermediate to experienced developers who would like to learn React.js for front-end web development

Course Requirements
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • AJAX (not required, but useful for this course)
  • REST (not required, but useful for this course)
  • ES6 (not required, but useful for this course)
Lesson Descriptions

Lesson 1: Creating Your React ToolChain
The first lesson covers Webpack and Babel and shows you how to use them to create your React toolchain. You also learn how to leverage CreateReactApp to bootstrap your development.

Lesson 2: Understanding Advanced JavaScript Required for ReactJS
Lesson 2 covers advanced JavaScript topics that regularly come up in React such as context binding and functional programming.

Lesson 3: Utilizing ES6 in Your React Applications
Lesson 3 teaches you some modern ECMAScript 6 features in order to help you write more idiomatic code. The lesson also explores Async await.

Lesson 4: Understanding Basic React Concepts
Lesson 4 covers the basic concepts behind the React framework including component-based design and use of one-way data flow and rendering.

Lesson 5: Understanding the Virtual DOM
Lesson 5 is all about how React’s virtual DOM. The lesson takes an in-depth look at how it works, contrasting it with the actual DOM and exploring the diffing algorithm.

Lesson 6: Coding Your First React App with Traditional React
In Lesson 6 you start writing some react code using the original createCass syntax and begin to look at JSX and setting initial app state.

Lesson 7: React Fundamentals with New ES6 Syntax
In Lesson 7 you learn how to rewrite your earlier code using modern ES6 features. It also covers more React basics such as component lifecycle and state management.

Lesson 8: React Performance
Lesson 8 covers the topic of how to improve React app performance. It starts with improving child rendering performance by setting keys. It then moves on to implementing performance optimization by setting keys.

Lesson 9: Styling with React
Lesson 9 explores a number of different ways that React applications can be styled. This includes inline styles, external style sheets, manually configuring CSS modules, and implementing CSS modules with styled-jsx.

Lesson 10: React Functional Components
Lesson 10 explores another way to write React applications–functional components with hooks and effects.

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Video Lessons are available for download for offline viewing within the streaming format. Look for the green arrow in each lesson.

Sample Content

Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Creating Your React ToolChain

Learning objectives
1.1 Understand the requirements of your toolchain
1.2 Use NPM to manage your application's dependencies and run tasks
1.3 Compile ES6 to ES5 with Babel
1.4 Bundle applications with Webpack
1.5 Understand how Babel and Webpack work together and create a basic build process
1.6 Create a development optimized build process
1.7 Create a production optimized build process
1.8 Use create-react-app

Lesson 2: Understanding Advanced JavaScript Required for ReactJS
Learning objectives
2.1 Use functional programming in JavaScript
2.2 Understand execution context and the this keyword!
2.3 Control execution context with bind/call/apply

Lesson 3: Utilizing ES6 in Your React Applications
Learning objectives
3.1 Understand ES6 template strings
3.2 Understand ES6 default arguments
3.3 Understand ES6 rest and spread
3.4 Understand ES6 arrow functions
3.5 Understand ES6 destructuring (bug fix)
3.6 Understand ES6 modules
3.7 Understand ES6 classes
3.8 Understand ES6 promises, Part 1
3.9 Understand ES6 promises, Part 2
3.10 Understand ES6 promises, Part 3
3.11 Understand ES6 fetch
3.12 Understand ES6 generators
3.13 Combine generators and Promises
3.14 Understand Async await

Lesson 4: Understanding Basic React Concepts
Learning objectives
4.1 Utilize component-based design
4.2 Use one-way data flow and rendering

Lesson 5: Understanding the Virtual DOM
Learning objectives
5.1 Understand the virtual DOM versus the actual DOM
5.2 Understand the diffing algorithm

Lesson 6: Coding Your First React App with Traditional React

Learning objectives
6.1 Use createClass and render
6.2 Understand JSX
6.3 Set initial app state

Lesson 7: React Fundamentals with New ES6 Syntax
Learning objectives
7.1 Create with new ES6 class syntax
7.2 Understand properties and state
7.3 Add new state to an app
7.4 State changes through child components
7.5 Use inputs with React
7.6 Understand functional stateless components
7.7 Utilize data fetching in React applications
7.8 Understand React component lifecycle methods
7.9 Utilize content of custom components
7.10 Understand higher order components
7.11 Utilize propTypes
7.12 Utilize ref to access child components

Lesson 8: React Performance
Learning objectives
8.1 Improve child rendering performance by setting keys
8.2 Implement performance optimizations with shouldComponentUpdate

Lesson 9: Styling with React
Learning objectives
9.1 Use Inline styles
9.2 Use external style sheets
9.3 Manually configure CSS modules
9.4 Implement CSS modules with styled-jsx

Lesson 10: React Functional Components
Learning objectives
10.1 Create Stateless Functional Components
10.2 Create terser functional components with arrow functions
10.3 Create terser functional components with parameter destructuring
10.4 Create stateful function components with useState
10.5 Add lifecycle events to function components with useEffect
10.6 Create custom useEffect functions for function components



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