Build an app with React, Redux and Firestore from scratch
What you'll learn
- Students will be able to create an application using React, Redux and Firestore by the end of this course.
- A computer with either Windows, Mac OSX or Linux is required
- We will make use of (free) Google services so a Google account is necessary
*** Re-recorded, rewritten and fully up to date as at July 2020***
Do you want to learn React and Redux in the context of building a complete application? Do you want to learn about Firestore, the new Database offering from Google that provides 'live data' to our application? Are you the type of learner who gets most out of actually building an application rather than watching endless slides about how something is supposed to work? If so then this course is for you!
In this course we build a complete application from start to finish.
Every line of code is demonstrated and explained. We warm up by building a CRUD application in React, we then enhance it by adding Redux and following that we add in Firestore to provide the persistence layer for the application.
Here are just some of the things you will learn about in this course:
Setting up the developer environment
Creating a React application using the create-react-app utility from Facebook
Login and Register functionality using Firebase authentication
Adding social login for Facebook and Google into the application
Google maps and Places autocomplete integration
Photo uploading using drag and drop, with resizing and cropping of the images before upload
Adding a live chat system
Paging, Sorting and Filtering with Firestore
Infinite scroll for the pagination
Firestore database design
Creating reusable form components with Formik forms
Building a great looking application with Semantic UI
Many more things as well
Tools you need for this course
In this course all lessons are demonstrated using Visual Studio Code, a free (and really good) cross platform code editor. You can of course use your preferred IDE or Code editor of choice and any operating system you like... well as long as it's either Max OSX, Windows or Linux.
Is this course for you?
This course is extremely practical. About 90% of our time is spent actually building the application. If you are the type of person who gets the most out of learning 'by doing', then this course will be for you.
What do we do on this course
We are building a social events application, much like Facebook events or Meetup. Building a social application gives us opportunity to build more than just a simple CRUD application.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner developers who have familiarity with HTML, CSS and JS who want to learn about React and Redux
- Beginner developers who want to learn about Firestore, Google's new database service
Neil Cummings is a professional freelance software developer. Starting out in the IT industry about 15 years ago, initially working mostly on SharePoint before embracing more lightweight frameworks such as Angular and ASP.NET Core.
He has worked for companies such as Microsoft and Rackspace before trying out the freelance route. Also a Microsoft certified trainer.