Updated on September 24, 2015
My Journey Into React.js
As I write this, my wife is in Portland on a business trip. I obviously miss her, but with my week of bachelor life, I’ve used it to start a journey into React.
I used this PluralSight course by Daniel Stern to get me started. There’s other “getting started with React” courses on PluralSight, but the full-stack nature of that one helped me grasp concepts faster. If you haven’t checked out PluralSight, please do. There’s some great screencasts on there.
Gulp makes React development stupid easy. Combining Babel and Browserify allows me to use full ES6 features, while maintaining the require syntax of Node. I’ll be sharing my Gulp setup in a future post.
I’m enjoying how React does the ‘V’ in MVC, really well. It also allows you to bring in other libraries to fill the gaps. Angular kind of looks you into that ecosystem due to the digest cycle.
Long Way to Go
I hope to share more about my experiences with React in the future; the tumbles and the triumphs.
Do you have any tips on React for beginners? Are there any technologies that you’ve ran head first into recently? I’d love to hear from you.