One of the biggest challenges that all front-end developers face is building responsive and complex UI, while retaining high load time and enhancing performances. The User Interface is what grabs the attention of the users and increases the popularity of your website. A website that is slow and takes a lot of time to get loaded will be abandoned more often than not. In this respect React is a bestselling tool for developers, as it ensures better user experience and optimizes app performances.
Though it sounds very cool, learning a new technology can be a daunting prospect. A planned approach can be extremely helpful while learning new skills.
Before we start, let us look at what we will learn in this blog!
All the elements which we see in a website built on React are composed of several sub-components e.g., the buttons, side menus, navigation bar, headers, footers, paragraphs etc.
To know about more about the components and other features you should check out this official documentation at https://reactjs.org/
The frameworks for Web development are:
Angular is an application design framework (not a JS Library) which is based on TypeScript and is open source. It is maintained and managed by the Angular Team at Google and can be used to create efficient Single Page Applications (SPAs) for enterprises.
Official Documentation Link: https://angular.io/docs
Official Documentation Link: https://vuejs.org/v2/guide/
There are several other JS libraries and frameworks in the market. Click the links below to know more about these libraries or frameworks.
Official Documentation Link: https://jquery.com/
Official Documentation Link: https://emberjs.com/
Official Documentation Link: https://backbonejs.org/
Official Documentation Link: https://semantic-ui.com/
Official Documentation Link: https://get.foundation/
Official Documentation Link: https://svelte.dev/
Here’s what makes React more powerful than others:
Downsides of React
Here is a quick analysis of how the popularity of React has increased in recent years:
Before diving into the learning path, you should have the following prerequisites
These are the things you must consider while mastering a skill:
Learning new skills online saves a lot of time. We can learn at our own convenience and manage our schedules comfortably. While learning online:
Here are a few courses you might wish to explore:
You can find other useful resources here: https://reactjs.org/community/courses.html
HTML: HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, and is a standard markup language to create web pages. We use different tags to structure the parts of a web page. Different HTML elements tell the browser how the content should be displayed on the browser.
You must be aware of the following things:
CSS: CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is used to format the web pages and primarily focuses on the look and feel of the web pages. We can control the styles of the HTML elements with CSS. We can also change the position, layout, arrangements of the HTML elements using CSS.
We can add CSS to a HTML document in three ways – Inline, Internal and External.
Be sure to check-out the following points:
Following are the important points to consider:
Focus on the following important points and learn:
VS Code: It is a powerful source code editor used by most of the developers. It provides additional extensions and development tools which prove to be extremely helpful while writing the code.
Npm or Yarn
These are tools used to manage the packages and libraries. You can choose the package manager of your choice.
Learn command line commands to
These are some advanced concepts which are particularly important.
Learn how to
Testing is an important part in a Software Development Life Cycle. Testing ensures the quality of the development work. We use the following resources to test the React components.
Find the official documentation here: https://reactjs.org/docs/testing.html
Create reusable and standard components and apply proper styling in components.
Write reusable and quality code – writing a superior quality code enhances the performance of the whole application.
Apply proper naming conventions while writing the code.
According to https://www.glassdoor.co.in/ average salary of the React developer is:
As is the case when you are learning something new, you may find some challenges or difficulty in the learning process. You can take help from several communities, e.g., stackoverflow, quora etc. to clear your doubts. Focus on learning the following topics:
Technologies are changing at warp speed, and new innovations in the existing structures and workflow are implemented on a regular basis. To adapt to these changes, it's important to keep your skills and competencies updated as well. As some concepts and their implementations may be older, always follow the official documentation, upskill yourself and stay relevant in the workforce!
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