Learning Path overview
This learning path is a complete guide to building scalable web applications using Facebook’s popular ReactJS library, leveraging the power of a virtual DOM to create fast, fluid UIs.
An overview of the library is given and then a small application is developed using the ‘Thinking in React’ steps recommended by Facebook. Learners will be able to create components to create static versions of applications. Using Props, State (using Hooks) and inverse data flow, a fully functioning application will be created. Techniques to use external data sources is explored, along with relevant lifecycle hooks. Creating a single page application through the use of routing is covered. Finally, state management tools such as Context and Reducers are introduced as a way of handling application data in large scale applications.
This learning path is aimed at all who wish to learn how to use the ReactJS framework.
Prerequisites of the Course
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Create React Components
- Perform some simple tests
- Think in React
- Add state and props to an application
- Add inverse data flow to an application
- Use some common React Hooks
- Use external services to provide data
- Set up a single page application
- Use Context and Reducers
This Learning Path will contain videos and labs for 11 courses. Courses 1 – 5 are available now, with the rest to follow in the coming weeks.
Introduction to React
- To become aware of what React is
- To be aware of developer tools available for React
- To be able to set up the developer environment and a skeleton React application
- To be aware of the security concerns with React
Components and JSX
- To understand what components are
- To know what JSX is and why it is used in React JS
- To be able to create Functional and Class Components
- To be able to add multiple components
- To know how to inspect components in the Browser
- To understand how the in-browser tools work
Thinking in React Part 1 – Component Hierarchy
- To understand the development methodology suggested for React applications
- To be able to identify the component hierarchy for a given application
Thinking in React Part 2 - Static Versions
- To be able to build a static version of an application
- Understand how to use Props in components
- To be able to test Component snapshots and Components with props
- To be able to Mock components when testing
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Learning Path Steps
We begin with an introduction to what React is.
This module will introduce you to the React Development Environment. You’ll also look at some useful tools available in the React environment, as well as looking at a React project anatomy and how React interacts with the DOM.
Knowledge Check: Introduction to ReactJS
This module introduces you to some of the basics Components in React and what JSX is.
This lab is designed to build your with ReactJS skills starting from setting up a ReactJS web application and gradually building upon it with new components.
This module introduces you to Thinking in React, and Component Hierarchy in React.
Knowledge Check: ReactJS Components
This lab is designed to show you how to create user interfaces using the ReactJS library.
This module looks at more complex data structures, building on what was covered in the intermediate data structures module.
This lab shows you how to install and set up a React-based development environment, allowing you to compile and execute your own React-based web applications.
This module looks at how to identify state in a React application.
Knowledge Check: Versions and State
This module looks at how to add and update state to a variety of different components
This module looks at React Event Forms.
This module looks at Inverse Data Flow in React
Knowledge Check: Event Forms and Inverse Flow
Final Exam: Application and Service Development with ReactJS
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