React in Motion
A test-driven approach
Zac Braddy
  • Course duration: 3h 51m
    46 exercises

The course offers best practices in terms of how to properly structure a React application and, more importantly, why those methods should be followed.

Pierre-Michel Ansel, 8x8 Inc.
React.js is a game-changer. This powerful web framework reinvents the way you create web UI, making it possible to build responsive browser-based applications with flowing, flicker-free screens. The React in Motion liveVideo course gets you up and running with React just as smoothly. As you work through the efficient crystal-clear tutorials from experienced React developer Zac Braddy, you'll learn the ins and outs of React development, essential techniques for working with reactive applications, and handy code reuse techniques that will save you time and effort!

In this liveVideo, you'll start with the fundamentals of React, as you build your first application. You'll learn how to set up the perfect build environment, build your own components, make asynchronous calls to third party APIs, efficiently test, debug, and then finally deploy your finished reactive applications!

About the subject

React is a JavaScript library developed by Facebook for creating clean web UI in applications where data and graphics change frequently. React is more lightweight than similar frameworks like Angular and Ember because React only handles the view —the visible portion of the application. React partners with a rich ecosystem of technologies that you can mix and match to build a full stack tailored to your specific needs. React is a high-demand skill, so there's no better time to get started!
Table of Contents detailed table of contents

What is React and why do we like it

React in Motion

Ramping up with React

Overview of Tools

Create React App: Overview and History

Installing and Running Create React App

Building a Hello World Component

Componentised UIs: Intro & Overview

What is a Component?

Using Props

Discovering PropTypes

Using State

Basic Patterns: Presentation & Container Components Pattern

The culture of reuse in the React ecosystem

React Lifecycle Methods

Building the app’s first component

The render function

The shape of the data we’ll be receiving

Mocking up static data for display in our component

Showing the working component

Polishing and decoupling the finished component

Adding more components to our app and making them communicate

Implementing presentation components, part 1

Implementing presentation components, part 2

Introducing state with container components - Part 1

Introducing state with container components – Part 2

Hooking up the app to a REST API – Part 1

Hooking up the app to a REST API –Part 2

Where from here?



Designed for front-end and full-stack web developers with a basic understanding of ES6 JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Knowledge of promises in JS and Virtual DOM is helpful, but not required.

What you will learn

  • The fundamentals and best practices for working with React
  • Setting up the perfect build environment for your React projects
  • Constructing components and basic patterns
  • Making asynchronous calls to third party APIs
  • Building your first React application

About the instructor

Zac Braddy is a full stack developer whose career has seen him working with almost every tech you can think of. He has blogged extensively about React and maintains a popular YouTube channel on React.

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A good way to get started with writing testable React applications. The author is clearly experienced in the subject and animations are really helpful in visualizing how React works.

Kaj Ström

An excellent course to get novice front-end developers started with React.

Alberto Luis Fernandez Reyes, Bitbar

An up-to-date in-depth introduction to React and the whole React related ecosystem. The TDD approach is an advantage.

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