Sunday, March 19, 2017

Learning React - books and tutorials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AbaV3nrw6E&list=PL6gx4Cwl9DGBuKtLgPR_zWYnrwv-JllpA this is a cool simple tutorial showing you the basics of React programming.

You can also go through the examples here https://facebook.github.io/react/docs/installation.html using Codepen.

I had a look at these 2 books: https://leanpub.com/the-road-to-learn-react and http://www.apress.com/us/book/9781484212462 but I found the first is just a bunch of notes put quickly together without much explanation and conceptualization, the second on the opposite too complex and verbose and not straight to the point.

I am increasingly turning to videos to learn new "technologies", especially videos which show real-time coded examples accompanied by explanation - they are definitely more expressive than traditional static written information with code snippets.

Incidentally this site http://todomvc.com/ is quite cool, it showcases a huge collection of frameworks to implement the same application.... it's scary that there are so many products out there.... my impression is that IT is becoming more and more a titanic mess without standards.

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