ReactJS Fundamentals, Second Edition

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6+ Hours of Video Instruction

Get started with React.js for front-end web development


React.js Fundamentals LiveLessons covers vanilla React, as well as 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 life cycle and state management. The training wraps up with a discussion of how you can tweak performance in React apps.

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 non-profit 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
Who Should Take This Course
  • Intermediate to experienced developers who want 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
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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. ReactJS Fundamentals: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Creating Your React ToolChain
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Understand the requirements of your toolchain
    3. 1.2 Use NPM to manage your application's dependencies and run tasks
    4. 1.3 Compile es6 to es5 with Babel
    5. 1.4 Bundle applications with Webpack
    6. 1.5 Understand how Babel and Webpack work together and create a basic build process
    7. 1.6 Create a development optimized build process
    8. 1.7 Create a production optimized build process
    9. 1.8 Use create-react-app
  3. Lesson 2: Understanding Advanced JavaScript Required for ReactJS
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Use functional programming in JavaScript
    3. 2.2 Understand execution context and the this keyword!
    4. 2.3 Control execution context with bind/call/apply
  4. Lesson 3: Utilizing ES6 in Your React Applications
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Understand ES6 template strings
    3. 3.2 Understand ES6 default arguments
    4. 3.3 Understand ES6 rest and spread
    5. 3.4 Understand ES6 arrow functions
    6. 3.5 Understand ES6 destructuring (bug fix)
    7. 3.6 Understand ES6 modules
    8. 3.7 Understand ES6 classes
    9. 3.8 Understand ES6 promises, Part 1
    10. 3.9 Understand ES6 promises, Part 2
    11. 3.10 Understand ES6 promises, Part 3
    12. 3.11 Understand ES6 fetch
    13. 3.12 Understand ES6 generators
    14. 3.13 Combine generators and Promises
    15. 3.14 Understand Async await
  5. Lesson 4: Understanding Basic React Concepts
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Utilize component-based design
    3. 4.2 Use one-way data flow and rendering
  6. Lesson 5: Understanding the Virtual DOM
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Understand the virtual DOM versus the actual DOM
    3. 5.2 Understand the diffing algorithm
  7. Lesson 6: Coding Your First React App with Traditional React
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Use createClass and render
    3. 6.2 Understand JSX
    4. 6.3 Set initial app state
  8. Lesson 7: React Fundamentals with New ES6 Syntax
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Create with new ES6 class syntax
    3. 7.2 Understand properties and state
    4. 7.3 Adding new state to an app
    5. 7.4 State changes through child components
    6. 7.5 Use inputs with React
    7. 7.6 Functional stateless components
    8. 7.7 Utilize data fetching in React applications
    9. 7.8 Understand React component lifecycle methods
    10. 7.9 Utilize content of custom components
    11. 7.10 Understand higher order components
    12. 7.11 Utilize propTypes
    13. 7.12 Utilize ref to access child components
  9. Lesson 8: React Performance
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Improve child rendering performance by setting keys
    3. 8.2 Implement performance optimizations with shouldComponentUpdate
  10. Lesson 9: Styling with React
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Inline styles
    3. 9.2 Use external style sheets
    4. 9.3 Manually configure CSS modules
    5. 9.4 Implement CSS modules with styled-jsx
  11. Summary
    1. ReactJS Fundamentals: Summary

Product information

  • Title: ReactJS Fundamentals, Second Edition
  • Author(s): Charles David Crawford
  • Release date: December 2017
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134854675