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#158 – July 30, 2018


Full Stack Fest 2018: Bring Back the Web

Fancy a week in Barcelona? Would you like to hear about Distributed systems, new browser APIs, Machine Learning, WebXR, PWA or Cryptography? Then Full Stack Fest is for you! Get a 15% discount using the code REACT.

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Guppy: 🐠A friendly application manager and task runner for React.js

There are a lot of "meta" skills around React web development that don't really have anything to do with building great web products. For example, the terminal. For those of us who didn't grow up on a unix shell, the terminal is an inscrutable box of cryptic and indecipherable commands. It's undoubtedly powerful, and a valuable skill to develop... but should it really be a pre-requisite for modern web development?

Let’s Build 2 Vanilla CSS Loader React Components

Doesn’t that title sound like fun?? For Part 1 of this 2 part post I’m going to show you how to build two vanilla CSS ‘loading’ components in React using Styled Components. The loaders will be able to take an assortment of props (height, width, color, etc..) to be customized any way your heart (or since we’ll be making it an open source project) your new user’s heart’s content.

Redux vs. The React Context API

React 16.3 added a new Context API – new in the sense that the old context API was a behind-the-scenes feature that most people either didn’t know about, or avoided using because the docs said to avoid using it.

React Myths or Facts?

React with Script tag? Simple Css Classes? No webPack? On any existing Page? Copy the code at end and let’s check these out! Myths or Facts?

JavaScript fundamentals before learning React

After all my teachings about React, be it online for a larger audience or on-site for companies transitioning to web development and React, I always come to the conclusion that React is all about JavaScript. Newcomers to React but also myself see it as an advantage, because you carry your JavaScript knowledge for a longer time around compared to your React skills.


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