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Course level: Intermediate

Consider this course React 101 - this is the perfect starting point for any React beginner. You'll learn key React features while building two apps and practice what you learn through interactive coding challenges and exercises along the way.

What's inside

This course contains 58 interactive screencasts

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58 lessons - 5 hours
1. Course Introduction & Learning Philosophy
6:40
2. What we'll be building
0:58
3. Introducing The Frontend Developer Career Path
1:10
4. Why use React?
2:56
5. ReactDOM & JSX
6:49
6. ReactDOM & JSX Practice
4:11
7. React Functional Components
3:52
8. React Functional Components Practice
5:05
9. OUT NOW: The React Bootcamp 🔥
1:53
10. Move Components into Separate Files
5:20
11. React Parent/Child Components
8:03
12. React Parent/Child Component Practice
4:53
13. React Todo App - Phase 1
2:31
14. Styling React with CSS Classes
5:00
15. Some Caveats
2:13
16. JSX to JavaScript and Back
3:53
17. React Inline Styles with the Style Property
7:05
18. React Todo App - Phase 2
3:17
19. React Props Part 1: Understanding the Concept
2:08
20. React Props Part 2: Reusable Components
2:28
21. React Props
12:05
22. React Props and Styling Practice
10:41
23. Mapping Components in React
7:57
24. Mapping Components Practice
6:25
25. React Todo App: Phase 3
4:28
26. Class-based Components
5:10
27. Class-based Components Practice
3:34
28. React State
4:51
29. React State Practice
3:32
30. React State Practice 2
4:09
31. React Todo App: Phase 4
2:01
32. Handling Events in React
3:42
33. React Todo App: Phase 5
1:13
34. React setState: Changing the State
12:15
35. React Todo App: Phase 6
7:40
36. React Todo App: Phase 6.1 😑🙄
2:42
37. React Lifecycle Methods Part 1
9:25
38. React Lifecycle Methods Part 2
3:18
39. Lifecycle Methods Part 3 - componentDidUpdate
8:34
40. React Conditional Render
11:14
41. React Conditional Render Part 2
2:50
42. React Conditional Render Practice
8:32
43. React Todo App: Phase 7
2:30
44. API Update: Please watch before proceeding
1:26
45. Fetching data from an API with React
10:55
46. React Forms Part 1
12:06
47. React Form Part 2
15:21
48. React Form Practice
20:13
49. React Container & Component Architecture
11:20
50. React Meme Generator Capstone Project
20:11
51. Writing Modern React Apps
6:03
52. Hooks Intro
1:44
53. useState() Part 1 - Creating State
7:18
54. useState() Part 2 - Changing State
7:45
55. useEffect() Part 1
8:01
56. useEffect() Part 2
10:16
57. React Project Ideas for Practicing
0:43
58. Conclusion - React Tutorial
2:50

You'll learn

Learn JSX
Props and state
Conditional rendering
Functional components
Class components
Styling components
Lifecycle methods
Fetching data from APIs
Handling events
Forms in React
Controlled components
Writing modern React
Local dev setup
React Hooks

You'll build

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Todo MVC

In this project you'll create an awesome todo app. It's a classic app which introduces you to the most important concepts of React.

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Meme Generator App

Memes are awesome so let's build a meme generator! It let's you speficy and image and a text and generated a meme.

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Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Here’s our suggested resources to get you up to speed.

The course creator

Meet your teacher

Bob Ziroll

Director of Education at V School. Passionate about learning, creating cool stuff, and helping others achieve their career goals.

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Why this course rocks

In this 57-part interactive tutorial, you'll learn how to build dynamic, interactive web applications with React.js in 2019. React is a JavaScript library for creating user interfaces. It has been created by the developers at Facebook and it excels in creating fast web applications using web components built with a simple-to-understand API.

The course is also filled with coding challenges that you'll complete by writing React code directly inside the Scrimba screencasts. Before you know it, you'll have written two first React JS applications! And you're in good company: over 50.000 students have enrolled in this course so far.

Many of them have pointed out on Twitter that this course is the best React tutorial they've went through.

V School Learning Philosophy

As the head of education at a tech school called V School in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, I've formulated some philosophies about learning:

  • Learning should never be lonely - Take the course with friends if possible, and make use of the Q&A option to ask questions!
  • Learn by doing - Take advantage of Scrimba by frequently pausing the lesson and playing with the code. Then try to build things from your own computer using the stuff you just learned. And don't skip the practices!
  • Spaced learning and repetition is key - Give yourself time (days/weeks) to finish this course, and include lots of breaks. Don't try cramming it all in.

Contact Me

All constructive feedback is welcome! Feel free to tweet at me (@bobziroll) to let me know your thoughts.

Advanced React bootcamp

I've also created a follow-up course that tackles more advanced React topics. Click here to check it out!

This course is also a part of our hugely popular Front-End Devloper Career Path.

F to the A oracle to the Q

Why is React popular?

React initially skyrocketed 🚀 to fame because it made fetching and showing data in your JavaScript apps much easier than before. Because React is "just" a library instead of an elaborate framework, it was - and still is - relatively easy to learn. In 2020, we love React for its mobile support through React Native, excellent developer tools, and helpful community.

Who uses React?

Facebook built React for their own products, which include Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp . React is also used by Netflix, The New York Times, AirBnb, Discord, DropBox, and many other big companies you've heard of.

What is React used for?

React is used for frontend web apps to detect user input, fetch data, and update the user interface with data. React does all this with maximum performance.

What can React do?

React mainly gives you a structured way to create reusable frontend UI components, handle user input, update UI components efficiently, and manage your data.

Should I learn React in 2020?

Yes! React is the most popular frontend library in 2020 for numerous reasons. We are willing to bet that someone from the React team is preparing an update for React or, at least, a React tool as you're reading this. React is very relevant in 2020 and not likely to go out of style anytime soon.

Should I learn React or Angular?

Ah, the age old question! Anything you can build with React, you can build with Angular, and vice versa. Which you pick to learn is mostly preference. While React is best described as a library, Angular is an elaborate framework. With React, you'll pick and choose additional libraries that suit your project whereas, with Angular, you're expected to include the libraries you're given (they're pretty good).

What isn't good about React?

React is not without its downsides. When compared with a framework like Angular, you will find there is no predefined way to structure your app. To ensure you get the most from React, you'll need to spend a little more time researching and implementing popular and effective ways to structure your app.

Can I learn React without knowing JavaScript?

React doesn't rely on any advanced, mind-boggling JavaScript features but you absolutely should know the basics of JavaScript before attempting learning React; otherwise, you're in for a hard time.

How long does it take to learn React?

React is a small library built on clever design patterns and ideas. With a React course or tutorial, you could build your first app today but it will likely take you a few more days of practice to fully understand the core React concepts and unlock their full power. This, of course, depends on your experience and how much time you can commit.

Is React a framework or a library?

React is a library - a library of helpful functions and modules to pull into your app as and when you need them. This means you're in complete control of your app. A framework, by definition, is the essential support for your app, which you build on and operate within.

Can I use React for backend?

No, not really. For that, you'll need a server-side tool like Node and a server-side Node framework like Express. React does occasionally appear in backend frameworks like Next.js to do something advanced called server-side rendering, which is a smart way to improve page load time and SEO.

Can I use React with WordPress, Django, PHP, and other backend tools?

Yes, absolutely. In the early days, React probably worked best with Node.js but in 2020, it's free game. React is a fantastic candidate for any backend framework.

How much do React developers get paid?

Salaries can vary greatly from $40K to $100k and beyond. It depends on your aptitude, attitude, and location!

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