We have come to the conclusion of this workshop.


What we’ve learnt:

  • Tooling
    1. npm - manage project dependencies and task runner
    2. prettier - keep your code base style consistent so it remove the overhead to maintain it
    3. ESLint - help you to maintain coding standards for your project
    4. webpack - bundling and managing all your assets in your project
    5. babel - compile your code from latest syntax to older syntax so you can support backward compatibility
    6. React - the happiness :satisfied:
    7. Jest - test framework that supports most features you need when writing test for Javascript
    8. react-testing-library - helpers to test React component
  • Use Cases:
    1. making ajax call (add the componentDidMount lifecycle methods)
    2. showing loading indicator (using React state to track status)
    3. write test for Javascript code and React components
    4. code splitting (using dynamic import, React.lazy and React.Suspense)

Next Step

  • Read React docs. The core API of React is pretty small now, you can finish the whole docs in one-go.
  • If you prefer video, there is a free course by Kent C. Dodds. I never go though this course myself, but I learnt from the instructor via other course, and he is a good teacher.
  • If you like to read, there is a curated list of resources at this repo. There are too many articles to read there (I never finished them myself), just browse through the list and read what interest you.
  • If you want to ask question, reactiflux is a good place as there are many helpful people there. It’s actually React community that hang out on Discord (a messenger app like Telegram). I hang out there sometimes too.