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Duzmath Lajos
Duzmath Lajos

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Learning React

I have started learning React yesterday.
I have put into that like 10 hours, since yesterday morning, but I feel like, I have ZERO clue what is going on.

I would like to kindly ask you fellow developers, to send me sources where I can understand the basics of this library.
Brad Traversy's course was waaaaay to much and I had to leave the 2 hours video at the half of it, because there was too much going on.
I am now doing Dev Ed's Todo list app but it's also too much and every one of these tutorials are too fast for a beginner like me.

I feel like I have kind of good understanding of Vanilla JS, but React is a totally different cup of tea.

Please help me :(

Thank you in advance!

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Hao Jiang • Edited on

I would recommend Kent C Dodds's free react intro course on egghead.io. Hands-on & succinct. But you might want to slow the video down while typing things out.

If you don't mind premium content, highly recommend ui.dev by Tyler Mcginnis. Really great explanation on all building block concepts of react.

I felt exactly the same way when I started learning react. Then I tried to explain each concept to myself. If I couldn't explain it well, I would go back to where it comes from and understand it. Hope this helps.

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akmal_

Try go to scrimba.com it is really beginner friendly. It comes with built in web editor

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Shoaib Ahmed

How proficient are you with javascript?

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Duzmath Lajos

How can you measure that :D

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Shoaib Ahmed

Experience is one thing. Wouldn't suggest someone to learn react or any framework/library if they are new to JS.

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Duzmath Lajos

I made some stuff in JS, like for 2-3 months straight.
I have my other posts here, which shows my JS skills a little bit. (I am not expert tbh)
dev.to/crabyke/border-radius-gener...
dev.to/crabyke/rock-paper-scissors...

What I just figured out, that function arguments and parameterst are my weak points in JS tho.

Just want to step a bit up, because this year, I would like to find a job in the development industry and for most of the places, React is essential.

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Shoaib Ahmed

I would say you have enough experience tbh. If you're not digging react, maybe go with vue?

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Duzmath Lajos

I will just give some time to React, I guess.
Sooner or later it will turn out if it is my cup of tea or not and I think, a basic knowledge (even if I might not like it) is good to have.

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markanthony999

Look at it like mini web pages integrated in an overall design. At least that's helps me out...sometimes.

Also, look at different people. Each individual has a different way of describing things.

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Amirreza Kadkhodazadeh

I would recommend Codecademy! They are awesome I mean not only you can learn React js but also they give you projects to solve! (Premium Version) so give it a try or you can go for reactjs.org docs

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Karan V

Try Maximilians course on Udemy udemy.com/course/react-the-complet...

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RedFoxFinn

One to recommend is this:

fullstackopen.com/en/

It's MERN-stack targeting course from University of Helsinki and it really has high quality materials.

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RaΓ­ B. Toffoletto

How about start from FreeCodeCamp written exercises?? They are slow and well explained, they start with ""classic"" React and Redux, and later on you can start looking into Hooks and ReduxToolKit for better fluency.

I'm sorry I don't have videos to suggest, I learn better from written sources and documentation. (old guy here)

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owaisakber

github.com/owaisakber/30-Days-Of-R...

Try this 30 days react course. It might help u

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shafaq shaikh

Hey , you have made an awesome choice by starting to learn react , to start with react you should go through the react officials documentations , they have very good and much understandable docs , and if you want to learn by tutorials then you should go for a Maximilian react course on udemy it's a crazy course for begginers .you'll learn alot by this course

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Kelvin Ndisi Wambua

I would suggest freeCodeCamp there is a nice 9hrs length video with a very easy introduction.

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crfries

youtu.be/4UZrsTqkcW4

This video gave me a much better understanding. He explains everything so well

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brysonpdavis

fullstackopen.com/en/
has the best introduction to react o have yet found in part 1 of the course. and if you're interested in more advanced features like redux, routing, testing, etc those have dedicated units later in the course.

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AdamDSherman • Edited on

I found this tutorial quite clear and concise: taniarascia.com/getting-started-wi...

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Ralph King Jr

I see Udemy suggested several times in the comments. Check with your local library to see if they have a Udemy license so you can watch videos for free. For example my library has a page with all the elearning ( aacpl.net/elearning ) they offer. That being said, please consider paying for courses you find useful.

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