Giustino Borzacchiello

Reacting to React – Episode 1


I have not given to much attention to React as everyone else. I was in love with Backbone and Marionette.js at the time and “My views are fine, thank you. I don’t need yet another view library!”.

But in the end, I thought that it was a good time to begin looking at this “JavaScript library for building user interfaces”.

So these will be a series of posts, mainly for myself, for documenting my reaction to the React hype. I will post about resources, articles, and tutorials about React and its environment.

I like to start from the beginning when learning something. So I thought that the official React site would be a good first step.

Play around with the interactive home page, and then head to the tutorial. It should take one hour or two depending on how much you read the documentation. I suggest you to do so, as it will help you build a “glossary” (JSX? Component? props? state?)

After that, Thinking in React will give you a good approach to building things with React.

I think that this will be more than enough for the first day or two.

See you next  time!

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