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Really Learning React: Week 2 of 6

alexlsalt profile image Alex Morton ・2 min read

This post was originally published on August 25, 2020 on my blog.

Hey friends! Here I am on Week 2 of my six-week commitment to learning React! I'm currently going through Dave Ceddia's ebook, Pure React.

As I'm working through the chapters, I'm making sure to take my time - taking notes (with an actual pencil in an actual notebook made of paper), doing every little exercise (even if it seems like it'll just make sense in my mind), and fully absorbing every point.

I've mentioned before that I'd had a few false starts with learning React mostly because I hadn't really given myself a good footing with JavaScript fundamentals. Now that I spent a good amount of time bulking up my JS knowledge, I'm enjoying learning React soooo much more.

I'm still pretty early on in the ebook, but I'm now happy to say that I fully and completely know what the heck I'm doing with props now! (Seriously, I had such a hard time wrapping my head around it before, but this time my brain took to it like nobody's business.)

Today I'll be learning more about children in React and I'm really excited to keep on keepin' on.

Note: I've given myself a solid six weeks to move through the ebook. Before, I wasn't setting myself up for success when I'd just start it with absolutely no timeline, as well as the unconscious desire to finish it as quickly as I could only to move on to the next thing. Now, I'm going further by working more slowly, and I freaking love it. Highly recommend.

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