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Unlike most other books and tutorials, the React Mega-Tutorial will take you on a development journey. Instead of teaching you React concepts with isolated examples, it will show you how to develop a complete front end application. You will begin by creating a brand new React project, and then start adding features and functionality to it as you progress through the chapters. When you reach the end, you will have a complete project of which you will understand every single line of code. More importantly, you will understand the concepts and techniques involved in creating it, in way that will be directly applicable to your own projects.
Knowledge of the command line in your operating system will be useful. You will spend most of the time on a code editor and a web browser, but there are some tasks here and there that need to be carried out in a terminal session.
If you are using a Microsoft Windows computer, my recommendation is that you use the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), which provides UNIX-compatible versions of bash, Node.js and all other required packages. Using the Windows command prompt or PowerShell should be possible, but you will need to adjust some command-line instructions.
To test your application as you develop it, you may use your favorite web browser. If you need a recommendation, many React developers prefer Chrome or Firefox, because they are the two browsers that support the React Developer Tools plugin, which can sometimes be useful in debugging React applications.
This course is available as a combination of written and video content from my courses site. The text of the tutorial is also going to be published on this blog for everyone to enjoy.
Ready to begin? Chapter 1 is awaiting you!
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