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React and Flux Web Development for Beginners

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React & Flux Course Description

Welcome to React and Flux Web Development for Beginners.

This course is designed for developers who know basic HTML and CSS but who want to take their skills to the next level by building data-driven web apps - the kind of apps that can be used for products or startups and the type of apps that can interact with servers.

The course is also for developers of any level who want to know and master React and Flux.

Why React?

Why should you learn React js instead of Angular or Backbone or Ember or Meteor? One reason is because React is incredibly minimalistic. It focuses on reusable view components. Never have to copy and paste code again with React. Then take the Reflux design architecture and mix it with React js and you have a full-stack front-end solution that is very lightweight. Frameworks like Angular do a LOT of things, are very heavyweight, and have steep learning curves. Why use a framework that gives you stuff you don't need in every project?

React was created by Facebook, designed incredibly well, and makes fantastic data-driven websites. React Flux is a powerful combination.

React & Flux Course Content

You are going to learn a lot in this course. Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • React Components and component nesting
  • React Component user interaction with states
  • React Component data management with props
  • Robust architectures with Flux and Reflux
  • Building simple Node & Express servers
  • Making HTTP requests and managing data in React
  • In-line React styling with Javascript
  • Parsing and managing JSON in React
  • Single page applications with React Router
  • Javascript overview
  • Professional development practices and tips

Who is the target audience?

  • If you know basic HTML, CSS, and Javascript then this React course is for you
  • If you are an advanced developer but don't know Javascript you will get by just fine in this React course
  • If you have no HTML or CSS experience you should learn those first before taking this React course
  • If you want to move away from jQuery then take this React course
Basic knowledge
  • This React course can be taken on Windows, Linux, or OSX (Mac)
What you will learn
  • Build reusable web components with React & flux
  • Build simple Node & Express servers to work with React
  • Use Flux & Reflux to manage your data in React
  • Make HTTP requests in React & Flux
  • Build React websites that can work with data (ie for startups or products)
Curriculum
Lectures quantity: 60
Common duration: 10:58:42
React Course Overview
  • Intro to React Course  

    An overview of the specific subjects and technologies we will be covering in this course

Free Bonus Content - Javascript Basics (React pre-requisites)
  • Javascript Resources (React pre-requisite)  

    Learn where to go to get help when you need to figure something out with Javascript. This is a React pre-requisite.

  • Installing NodeJs (React pre-requisite)  

    How to install Node Js for Javascript development. This is a React pre-requisite.

  • Javascript Strings (React pre-requisite)  

    Learn the basics of programming Strings in Javascript.This is a React pre-requisite.

  • Javascript Conditionals (React pre-requisite)  

    Learn the basics of programming conditionals through Javascript. This is a React pre-requisite.

  • Javascript Numbers (React pre-requisite)  

    Learn how to work with Floats and Integers through Javascript numbers. This is a React pre-requisite.

  • Javascript Loops & Arrays (React pre-requisite)  

    Learn about loops and arrays through Javascript programming. This is a React pre-requisite.

  • Javascript Objects (React pre-requisite)  

    Learn about powerful Javascript objects and when to use them. This is a React pre-requisite.

  • Javascript Bind (React pre-requisite)  

    Learn the importance of Bind and when and when not to use it. This is a React pre-requisite.

  • NPM readline-sync (React pre-requisite)  

    Get a taste of the Node Package Manager (NPM) and learn how to use it. This is a React pre-requisite.

  • Exercise - Node Calculator (React pre-requisite)  
Intro to React
  • Set up Atom IDE for React development  

    Learn how to get Atom set up for React and JSX development. You don't have to use Atom as your IDE, but in case you don't know how to support React I go over the IDE that I will be using in this course.

  • Installing NodeJs for React development  

    Learn how to install Node Js for React development

  • Node basics & npm for React development  

    Learn the basics of Node Js by interacting with the node shell and how to work with the node package manager (npm) in preparation for working with React

  • Node module exports  

    Learn how to import your own Node modules in preparing for working with React

  • React tooling overview  

    We will cover the tools we will be using and what each tool does - namely Node NPM packages react, react-dom, babelify, babelify-react-preset, browserify, watchify, and babel.

  • Building a React skeleton app with Watchify, Babelify, & Node  

    We are going to build a skeleton project template using Watchify, Babelify, Node, React, React DOM, and React Babelify Preset. This is called the CommonJS method in React and is the project setup that Facebook uses and recommends.

  • Exercise: Your own skeleton app  

    Build your very own React skeleton app

  • Designing your React app with Components  

    We briefly cover how you should start designing and thinking about your web apps in the "React Way" by using Components and modularization.

  • React App: Your first React application - Ingredients  

    Learn how to build a simple list application with React, HTML, Javascript, and the CommonJS method with Node. You could consider this React for beginners.

  • Bootstrap Overview  

    Learn how Bootstrap works and what you'll need to use it for React development. We also talk about some of the Bootstrap basics.

  • Bootstrap Grid System  

    Get down and dirty with the Bootstrap grid system. I go in-depth on how to to properly lay out web apps with the Bootstrap grid system. We also talk about how to support phones and tablets with Bootstrap - responsive web design.

  • React App: Ingredients - CSS & React Inline Styling Part 1  

    You will learn how to use CSS and Bootstrap with React

  • React App: Ingredients - CSS & React Inline Styling Part 2  

    We talk about how to use React's inline styling to style your components in Javascript without having to write any CSS! This is especially important if you are creating reusable React components.

  • Exercise: Components, panels, and the grid  

    You will use Components, In-line styling, Bootstrap Panels, and the Bootstrap grid system to build a simple website. If you don't want to use Bootstrap use your favorite framework or your own CSS

  • Exercise Student Solution  

    Student solution for the exercise.

  • Using React without NPM  

    Learn how to write JSX & React code inline in your HTML files

  • How react works & thinking in React  

    Let's change the way we think about approaching web development. If we want to use React we need to start thinking in the React way. In this video we talk about how to approach a React project.

  • Exercise: React project skeleton from memory with Node  

    Let's get setting up React burned into your brain permanently.

  • React Chrome developer tools  

    Learn how to use the official React developer tools for Chrome and Firefox

  • Important notes about React  
  • Quiz: React Basics  

    A quiz that covers the basics of React that we covered in this section

Moving Forward With React
  • Event system in React  

    Learn about how events work in React and what events are available for you to use

  • Multiple pages with React Router  

    Learn how to use React Router to have multiple pages within a single page application

  • React Router hash  

    Learn how url hashing works with React Router

  • Exercise: Country News  

    Build a website about the news going on in your country with React and React Router

  • Problems mixing React and other frameworks (like Angular)  

    Learn about some of the issues that might spring up when using React with other frameworks and how to solve them

  • Comments in JSX & React  

    Learn how to write comments inside of your JSX for your React apps

  • Forms in React  

    Learn how to build reusable forms in React with validation built-in

  • Forms in React Part 2 - Working with refs  

    Continue working on your form and learn about using refs to get your container components to talk to their children components

  • Exercise: Simple React calculator  

    Lets build a calculator with React

  • Exercise React Student Solution  

    Fantastic Student Solution using Material Design

HTTP Requests, React Flux & Reflux
  • Setting up a simple Node & Express test server for React  

    Learn how to set up a Node and Express server that can provide mock data for your React application

  • How web requests work  

    Learn how the Internet works with Clients and Servers and HTTP requests for your React and Flux apps

  • Using Postman to test APIs  

    Learn how to use the Postman tool to hit APIs so you don't have to write a bunch of code first in your React applications

  • Javascript Bind  

    Learn the importance of Bind and when and when not to use it. This is especially important when working with promises in React

  • HTTP Requests with Fetch  

    You'll learn how to use the Fetch framework to make HTTP requests with React. We also play around with our Node and Express server.

  • Exercise: Weather App API With React  

    You are going to use an online API service to build a Weather component/app

  • Session 5 - Exercise React Student Solution  

    Student Solution to the Weather App API

  • Understanding React Flux  

    An in-depth look into the Flux architecture. Flux can be highly complex so I break it down into simple terms and show you some example code so you can see the benefit of using Flux in your React applications.

  • A better way with React Reflux  

    Get an insight and overview into how React and Reflux work together to reduce the complexity of manually implementing Flux

  • React & Reflux - Actions & Stores  

    Learn how to implement Actions & Stores with React and Reflux making Flux much easier to digest

  • React & Reflux: Stores, Listeners & Triggers  

    Learn how to set listeners in your React components so data automatically updates when it changes via Reflux trigger

  • React & Reflux: Modifying data  

    In this lesson we'll add an input field and make a post request to the server. You'll learn how to trigger data changes in your React app

  • React Pokedex  

    You are going to create a Pokedex with React and Flux. This exercise will be time consuming and will not be easy. It will help you master thinking in React.

    CONTEST

    The student who delivers to me the best implementation of this project will receive an official shout out from me an have their React course permanently displayed/referenced in the Devslopes React Course.

Putting Theory Into Practice - A Better React Developer
  • Setting up the React project  

    Time to set up our React web app for development

  • Building a reuseable navigation bar with React  

    Learn how to make a reuseable navigation bar with Bootstrap and React

  • Creating a link hover effect on the navigation bar with State  

    Learn how to use React state to handle hovering on navigation bar links

  • React Router, route params, getting updated props  

    We implement React Router into our project. You also learn a few new things such as React Router Index Route and how to use route parameter to pass data through a url. Lastly we'll talk about componentWillReceiveProps and when to use it

  • React Lead capture form with dynamic UI  

    In this video we demonstrate the power of reuseability and React when we drop in our previously built lead capture form. We also make some modifications in preparation for implementing the Flux and Reflux architecture.

  • Flux, Reflux, and connecting the lead capture form in React  

    We will add Reflux to our project. Then we will create a server with Node and Express that has an endpoint to take email subscribers. We then connect our lead capture form to the server.

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