5 practical tips to finally learn React in 2018

  • I’ve learned React (as many other things) the hard way: I got my feet wet, experimented a lot, read a lot, sometimes spent weeks without much progress while other times I could have had a dozen a-ha moments in a single evening.
  • Bear in mind that this advice relates to learning React fundamentals.
  • Instead, these are just some helpful guidelines to help you learn React fundamentals faster — so you can move on to the other things.
  • It’s not perfect — one page at a time with no way to switch — but it lets you get started fast.
  • Storing the current page name in a local variable is not ideal as we can’t change it… so we can store it in the state instead: – – And since might want to go to , we can pass each page a function to switch to another page: – -…

Your job needs you to learn React yesterday… You’ve never even read about it until 3 days ago. Sounds ike you? Here are some tips to learn faster.

I get asked something along the lines of the following pretty often:

If you feel like this too, I’m here to help.

I’ve learned React (as many other things) the hard way: I got my feet wet, experimented a lot, read a lot, sometimes spent weeks without much progress while other times I could have had a dozen a-ha moments in a single evening. My learning was pretty much self-guided, with no one to show me a simpler (or a better) way.

My hope with this article — and my blog and mailing list in general — is to share what I’ve learned in years so that you don’t have to waste time.

Bear in mind that this advice relates to learning React fundamentals. These are not hard-and-fast truths that you have to abide by till the end of times. Instead, these are just some helpful guidelines to help you learn React fundamentals faster — so you can move on to the other things.

1. Skip all the buzzwords (for now)

You are bound to come across people saying you have to know all these mysterious things. Just seeing a long list of alien words is depressing enough.

So skip these — at first. I’m not saying you should never bother to read about these, they all have their uses. I’m just saying that, at this point, you’re better off without them.

You will…

5 practical tips to finally learn React in 2018