Everything You Need To Know To Get Started With ReactJS.

ReactJS can be quite overwhelming and intimidating when getting started.

Below is everything you need to know to set off your journey of learning ReactJS on the right foot as a developer.

What is ReactJS?

React is a free and open-source front-end JavaScript framework for building user interfaces based on UI components.

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Why should you learn ReactJS?

  • React developers are in high demand.
  • It is easy to learn.
  • It helps to build rich user interfaces.
  • Can build mobile apps using React Native

Benefits of ReactJS

  • Speed
  • Flexibility
  • Usability

Things to learn before learning ReactJS

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Package Manager (Node and NPM)
  • Command-line

What to learn in Javascript before learning ReactJS

General Javascript concepts:

  • Variables
  • Functions
  • Data types
  • Conditional statements

Modern Javascript concepts:

  • ES6 classes
  • let/const
  • Arrow functions
  • Destructuring assignment
  • ES6 modules
  • Asynchronous Javascript

Dev Environment Tools

  • Node
  • Browser - Chrome
  • Text Editor - Visual Studio Code
  • React Developer Tools

VS Code Extensions

  • Prettier-code formatter
  • ES7 React/Redux/GraphQL/React-Native snippets


All the best in your journey of learning React.

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