About the Instructor
Charles Crawford III has more than ten years of software experience and five years of experience in software education. He is currently a lead instructor at Code Fellows, where he teaches full-stack web programming. He is also an active software and writing consultant and the director of marketing for Hack The People, a distributed nonprofit organization focused on fostering mentor–mentee relationships in software development. Additionally, Charles is an active blog contributor at The New Stack, a site featuring news about and analysis of an ever-changing software development ecosystem. Prior to this, Charles was a developer evangelist for Shippable, a SaaS that leverages Docker to provide continuous integration services. He was also a software engineer at Amazon Web Services on the Elastic Beanstalk team, where he worked on things such as the Elastic Beanstalk Ruby container, Nodejs container, and the Docker container.
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Lesson 1: Creating Your React ToolChain
The first lesson covers Webpack and Babel and shows you how to use them to create your React toolchain. You also learn how to leverage CreatReactApp to bootstrap your development.
Lesson 3: Utilizing ES6 in Your React Applications
Lesson 3 teaches you some modern ECMAScript 6 features in order to help you write more idiomatic code. The lesson also explores Async await.
Lesson 4: Understanding Basic React Concepts
Lesson 4 covers the basic concepts behind the React framework including component-based design and use of one-way data flow and rendering.
Lesson 5: Understanding the Virtual DOM
Lesson 5 is all about how React’s virtual DOM. The lesson takes an in-depth look at how it works, contrasting it with the actual DOM and exploring the diffing algorithm.
Lesson 6: Coding Your First React App with Traditional React
In Lesson 6 you start writing some react code using the original createCass syntax and begin to look at JSX and setting initial app state.
Lesson 7: React Fundamentals with New ES6 Syntax
In Lesson 7 you learn how to rewrite your earlier code using modern ES6 features. It also covers more React basics such as component lifecycle and state management.
Lesson 8: React Performance
Lesson 8 covers the topic of how to improve React app performance. It starts with improving child rendering performance by setting keys. It then moves on to implementing performance optimization by setting keys.
Lesson 9: Styling with React
Lesson 9 explores a number of different ways that React applications can be styled. This includes inline styles, external style sheets, manually configuring CSS modules, and implementing CSS modules with styled-jsx.
Lesson 10: React Functional Components
Lesson 10 explores another way to write React applications—functional components with hooks and effects.
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