So you want to learn React.js? – EdgeCoders

So you want to learn React.js?

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#Redux #javascript

  • This is a good thing, React is a library that does one thing really well, but it’s not the answer to everything.
  • This is not counting the tools and other libraries that complete React like for example, Redux or Relay.
  • Refreshing your knowledge on JavaScript first would not hurt, specially because you need to learn ES2015, not because React depends on it (it does not), but because it’s a much better language, and most of the examples, courses, and tutorials you’ll find use the modern JavaScript syntax.
  • The recommended tool is Babel.jsReact ecosystem libraries: Since React is just the UI language, you’ll need tools to complete the picture and go beyond even MVC.
  • I’ll give you two things to focus on, just forget everything else you encounter and learn these two first once you’re done with React itself: react-router and redux.Right after getting comfortable with the raw concepts of React itself, build a React Native app.

First, make peace with the fact that you need to learn more than just React to work with React. This is a good thing, React is a library that does one thing really well, but it’s not the answer to…
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React Portal – gitconnected

  • React PortalRender your a React component gets rendered in its parent DOM container, but in some cases you would need to render a component outside of parent/host DOM element.For example, in dropdowns, tooltips or modal windows, a child component/element may get hidden due to parent component’s overflow:hidden or zindex css.This can…
  • React 16 introduced the Portal which provides a method to render a component in a DOM node that exists outside of parent component.
  • Similar to how we render our React app into a DOM node by targeting its ID, we can do the same thing to render the portal.
  • Portals also allow event bubbling making it behave like a normal child node and propagate the event to parent component in react tree.Portal ExampleI have created a dropdown to show the scenario where we would need Portal.
  • One way to create a dropdown is using inline menu child component.

Normally a React component gets rendered in its parent DOM container, but in some cases you would need to render a component outside of parent/host DOM element. This can be fixed by rendering child…
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Why Progressive Web Apps Are The Future Of Web Development

  • At its core, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is simply a web application that uses modern web techniques to deliver a native app-like experience to users.
  • These are web applications with progressive enhancement to implement features like caching, background sync, and push notifications.Even though PWAs have been around for more than two years now, the response is quite underwhelming.
  • The best part about PWAs — you get the best user experience possible in slow connectivity as well as no connectivity (yep , you read it right.
  • The cost can get much higher if you plan to develop and maintain separate code bases for different platforms like Android, iOS and the web.Native App features that PWAs can usePush notificationsFull ScreenOffline workingSplash screen is supported giving it a more app like feelPWAs can make use of many more such…
  • However, there are some traditional features that only native apps enjoy as of now.Native App features that PWAs can’t use as of nowNo or highly restrictive access to different hardware sensorsAlarmsPhonebook AccessModfiying System SettingsPWAs are evolving quite fast and we can hope to see these features come to action pretty soon.Two…

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz around PWAs with many claiming it to be future of web development, especially in terms of mobile devices. At its core, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is simply a web…
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So you want to learn React.js? – EdgeCoders

So you want to learn React.js?

☞ 

#javascript #ReactJS

  • This is a good thing, React is a library that does one thing really well, but it’s not the answer to everything.However, identify whether what you’re currently learning is React or not, mainly so that you don’t get confused about your effort to learn React itself.
  • This is not counting the tools and other libraries that complete React like for example, Redux or Relay.There is an important question about the order with which you need to learn things.
  • I like to be specific about this here, so if you don’t know how to map or reduce an array, or if you don’t understand the concept of closures and callbacks, or if seeing “this” in JavaScript code confuses you, you’re not ready for React and you still have a…
  • Imports and exports of modules (most important of all)You don’t have to start with ES2015, but you do need to eventually learn it (and not because you’re learning React).
  • Don’t start here until you’re very comfortable with React itself.

First, make peace with the fact that you need to learn more than just React to work with React. This is a good thing, React is a library that does one thing really well, but it’s not the answer to…
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Lazy Loaded React Components With Webpack 2

Lazy loaded #ReactJS components with #Webpack 2:

  • How to improve your React code-base with higher order components (HOC) and how to make parts of your single page application load on-demand with Webpack 2.
  • Because Webpack searches the code for and creates new chunks depending on the path argument.
  • We the file needs to look like this:

    Now is able to create our wrapping component (WC) and give it access to the function that will load the right import.

  • The promise will resolve to our loaded module and this should export a React component as default.
  • When default export, the real component (RC) we really want to render is stored in the state of the WC, the WC will render again, this time with the RC and pass its down to it, so the parent of WC won’t be the wiser about what happened.

Making components load on-demand with Webpack 2.
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So you want to learn React.js? – EdgeCoders

So you want to learn React.js?
#reactjs #js #coding  #programming @samerbuna

  • Identify whether what you’re currently learning is React or not, mainly so that you don’t get confused about your effort to learn React itself.
  • I find building simple games to demonstrate the ideas of React much better than starting with data-driven serious web applications.
  • React ecosystem libraries: Since React is just the UI language, you’ll need tools to complete the picture and go beyond even MVC. Don’t start until you’re very comfortable with React itself.
  • Right after getting comfortable with the raw concepts of React itself, build a React Native app.
  • I’ll give you two things to focus on, just forget everything else you encounter and learn these two first once you’re done with React itself: react-router and redux.

First, make peace with the fact that you need to learn more than just React to work with React. This is a good thing, React is a library that does one thing really well, but it’s not the answer to…
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Top 6 Reasons Why We Love React – Syncano – Medium

  • The approach gives you enormous flexibility and amazing gains in performance because React calculates what changes need to be made in the DOM beforehand and updates the DOM tree .
  • Bonus: Mobile Apps using React Native
  • Once you get comfortable with building web application with React, you can easily switch to building mobile application using React Native .
  • When you start your adventure with React, don’t forget to install the official React Chrome extension .
  • Tutorials: Go build awesome stuff with React!

Our front-end team at Syncano loves trying new things. New frameworks, new build tools… anything that makes our work more efficient…
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New Apps

  • I used Trello for taking notes, but there are a few things I didn’t like.
  • If you take a lot of notes then you must try tdo .
  • Things reveal themselves while you’re working on something else and the only thing you can do at that moment is to write down the idea and come back later.
  • More than 50% of people are already using it and there is a lot of room for growth.
  • It obviously has a lot of potential for growth there is a significant chunk of people who are not interested to learn more about it.

The last two weeks were very interesting and I would like to share some info about two new apps that I have been working on.
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Web Development and the Spaghetti Syndrome

  • There really is no easy way to eat spaghetti and there is no easy way to build great web applications.
  • Meteor automates the process of setting up our web applications making it as easy, clean, and seamless as possible.
  • Two months ago, coming into my apprenticeship at Differential, I knew nothing about web development.
  • Reason 1: Meteor Magic Meteor is a fantastic web development framework that does many things to ease the pain of building great web applications.
  • Whereas Meteor is the magic that just makes things work, React is the structure and mental framework for building a great web application.

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@meteorjs: “Web Development and the Spaghetti Syndrome by @joshboldt #meteorjs #javascript #reactjs”


What a beginning web developer did to learn how to build great web applications in the confusing mess of web development.


Web Development and the Spaghetti Syndrome

React; The Learning Curve — Medium

Going reactive with #reactjs, the learning curve, good hoy by @philip_nunoo ⚗ ♨️ #react

  • And given the project to someone who doesn’t know a lot about react components, mmmm, I don’t know how the person would handle it.
  • And I was like “eerrrrrr, so the way react encourages the use of components, I’m not really sure, the only thing you’d get is a JSX file.”
  • With blaze I’d need an Html file, declare my template in there, and have a separate js file with my Js in there.
  • The first problem I encountered after I wrote my first React component was I could not use ‘class’ attribute inside my html tag.
  • Breaking UI into a component hierarchy has a lot good, as it helps in the way I conceptualize my webapps and future application.

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@OpenCoconut: “Going reactive with #reactjs, the learning curve, good hoy by @philip_nunoo ⚗ ♨️ #react”


After working with Meteor for the past 2 years. And MDG announcing support for npm packages and react getting a lot of noise, I knew the…


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