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Good approach on mastering React js development?

 
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Hi react experts,

I know java web development (struts, spring mvc, jquery, html, css, not-so-deep on javascript, etc.)

Any suggestion on steps to be proficient in react js? (and same question for react native)

I will grearly appreciate it
 
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React relies pretty heavily on advanced JavaScript knowledge; especially ES6. You can write React in ES5, but it's pretty wordy and cumbersome.

I'd recommend:
  • Bone up on JavaScript, ES6 in particular
  • Work through the React tutorial
  • Use create-react-app as a starter for your project -- it will set up all the way-too-complicated tooling needed to survive the modern JavaScript ecosystem
  • Don't let JSX intimidate you; it's actually a godsend
  • Practice, practice, practice...
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    Bear Bibeault wrote:React relies pretty heavily on advanced JavaScript knowledge; especially ES6. You can write React in ES5, but it's pretty wordy and cumbersome.

    I'd recommend:

  • Bone up on JavaScript, ES6 in particular
  • Work through the React tutorial
  • Use create-react-app as a starter for your project -- it will set up all the way-too-complicated tooling needed to survive the modern JavaScript ecosystem
  • Don't let JSX intimidate you; it's actually a godsend
  • Practice, practice, practice...


  • Thanks.  I appreciate it greatly Bear.

    I was googling, and there is one course, which included Bootstrap, in addition to React Js, in become a react js developer.  I am hoping on your opinion on this, if it is actually a very essential part (in addition to your list above).

     
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    while googling, i found this page, which helps in my question.

    it is a map of what is 'must know', 'good to know', and 'possibilities'.  it has put bootstrap in 'good to know'.

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dv6e2cojwNU/W83QAX6uh3I/AAAAAAAAMco/IsoGo-UZChI-_WgpM65lizPOY2SFANS5QCLcBGAs/s1600/The%2BReact%2BRoadMap%2Bfor%2BWeb%2BDevelopers.png
     
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