What you'll learn
- Build front-end apps with React.js as a view layer
- Utilize JSX
- Render React.js on the Node.js server (isomorphism)
Stop struggling to code front-end the hard way. React is performing fast DOM manipulations and is easy to learn. No more events attached to the DOM elements. Just declare in React and it will do the necessary manipulations for you (declarative style).
Warning: React by Facebook is Taking Over The World
I stumbled upon some guy from Zurich, Switzerland who was arguing that you don't need MVC (model, view, controller) with Reactjs.
I love controversial topics! How refreshing to hear such a brave opinion after almost a decade of MVC-domitaion.
Anyway, I really suck at Angular.
It's just weird to me to use directives in HTML.
I never got used to it. At the same time, I keep hearing good things about React.
That's why I had this idea of learning myself and teaching you Reactjs (with this course).
I used the same approach 4 years ago when I wrote my first book on Nodejs.
It became Amazon #1 Best Seller in the Client-Server category and helped a few thousand engineers.
7 Ways To ROCK With Reactjs
It's used for creating user interfaces (UIs).
It's created and used by giants such as Facebook and Instagram.
Millions of people use apps built on Reactjs.
Think of Reactjs as the View in Model, View, Controller.
The difference between Backbonejs, Angularjs and Reactjs is that Reactjs creates its own virtual DOM (Document Object Model) for pages' components.
You work with them, not the DOM.
This provides tremendous flexibility and awesome performance,
because Reactjs knows the needed changes beforehand and updates the DOM tree accordingly.
This allows to avoid unnecessary DOM operations and makes updates more effective.
Here are some of other advantages of Reactjs:
- Increased cohesion using a component model
- Virtual DOM & Synthetic events (which basically means they completely re-implemented the DOM and its event system)
- Enables modern HTML5 event stuff on IE 8 Server-side rendering Testability Bindings to SVG, VML, and <canvas>
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In addition to that, I have experience in online courses.
Three of my courses have over 2,000 students enrolled.
I'm not bragging.
I'm only making a point that I am capable of delivery once the demand is proven by the campaign. :-)
I worked with Backbonejs before. I'm not an expert on Reactjs. I haven't build anything production-ready with it (yet).
This will give me the advantage of a beginner's mind.
That is I won't have the knowledge curse and will be able to explain everything in the layman's terms.
Join me on this journey and learn Reactjs by backing this campaign with $50.
The course will have at least 1 hour of HD video, and examples on the following topics:
- React custom components
- Communication between React components
- Integration of React with jQuery UI / Bootstrap components
- React Router and routing in React
- Rendering React on the server
- React and server / mBaaS
PS: Reactjs is hot, hot, hot. Learn it with me. Take this course and get the confidence in Reactjs that everyone will envy.
Who this course is for:
- Web developers who want to learn React.js
Azat Mardan has over 12 years of experience in web, mobile and software development. With a Bachelor's Degree in Informatics and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology degree, Azat possesses deep academic knowledge as well as extensive practical experience.
Currently, Azat works as Technology Fellow at Capital One Financial Corporation. Before that, Azat worked as a Team Lead / Senior Software Engineer at DocuSign, where his team rebuilds 50 million user product (DocuSign web app) using the tech stack of Nodejs, Expressjs, Backbonejs, CoffeeScript, Jade, Stylus and Redis.
Recently, he worked as an engineer at the curated social media news aggregator website, Storify dot com (acquired by LiveFyre) which is used by BBC, NBC, CNN, The White House and others. Storify runs everything on Nodejs unlike other companies. It's the maintainer of the open-source library jade-browser.
Before that, Azat worked as a CTO/co-founder at Gizmo — an enterprise cloud platform for mobile marketing campaigns, and has undertaken the prestigious 500 Startups business accelerator program.
Prior to this, Azat was developing he developed mission-critical applications for government agencies in Washington, DC, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as Lockheed Martin.
Azat is a frequent attendee at Bay Area tech meet-ups and hackathons (AngelHack hackathon '12 finalist with teamFashionMetric dot com).
In addition, Azat teaches technical classes at General Assembly, Hack Reactor, pariSOMA and Marakana (acquired by Twitter) to much acclaim.
In his spare time, he writes about technology on his blog: webapplog dot com which is number one in “expressjs tutorial" Google search results. Azat is also the author of Expressjs Guide, Rapid Prototyping with JS and Oh My JS; and the creator of open-source Nodejs projects, including ExpressWorks, mongoui and HackHall.