The Beginner's Guide to React

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Kent C. Dodds
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Kent C. Dodds

a JavaScript developer who likes open source and teaching.

About the Course

React got that name for a reason. It’s a component-based JavaScript library that renders smartly and can seriously simplify your work.

This course is for React newbies and anyone looking to build a solid foundation. It’s designed to teach you everything you need to start building web applications in React right away.

Each lesson in this 19-part course is a single index.html file. This keeps your focus on learning React, no distractions. We’ll start with a blank file and add more complexity as we go along, wrapping the course with a lesson on how to move into a more production-ready development environment—and even deploy your app to a great service like Netlify.

You'll come out of this course with a solid grasp on:

  • what problems React can solve
  • how React solves those problems under the hood
  • what JSX is and how it translates to regular JavaScript function calls and objects

You’ll build a solid understanding so when you come across JavaScript challenges down the road, you’ll know how to…react.