React Quickly

by Azat Mardan

React Quickly is for anyone who wants to learn React.js fast. This hands-on book teaches you the concepts you need with lots of examples, tutorials, and a large main project that gets built throughout. You'll start with the basics, including how React fits in your application, JSX, and handling states and events. Next, you’ll learn about the core topics like components, forms and and data. Finally, you’ll dive into React integration topics, like unit testing and isomorphic JavaScript with Express.js, and Gulp.

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Things that You will Learn from React Quickly

React is a JavaScript library developed for one main reason — to let you build reusable UI components in a scalable and developer-friendly manner.

React JavaScript Library

React (sometimes styled React.js or ReactJS) is an open-source JavaScript library providing a view for data rendered as HTML, but much more powerful.

JSX ECMAScript Syntax

React components are typically written in JSX (Programming language), a JavaScript extension syntax allowing easy quoting of HTML and using HTML tag syntax to render subcomponents.

Isomorphic JavaScript Application

With the advent of Node.js, JavaScript has become a compelling “server-side” language as well, which was traditionally the domain of languages like Java, Python and PHP.

Unit Testing

Development process in which the smallest testable parts of an application, called units, are individually and independently scrutinized for proper operation.

Mobile Development with React Native

Build native iOS and Android apps with JavaScript effortlessly while enjoying live reloading and ability to re-use code accross platforms.

React Сomponents

Reusable components: how to create and use them. Best practices such as smart and dumb components.

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React quickly comes with screencasts, quizzes, summaries and online code demos

React Quickly is more than a book. It's an online course which immerses readers in the world of JSX, states, properties, components, testing, isomorphic JavaScript, ES6, React Native mobile development and many other topics. Azat Mardan published 13 books and taught over 20 live in-person courses so he knows what works and what know when it comes to technical educatioin.

Each chapter has many small examples and one large project. You can watch the screencasts for the projects for free on YouTube and download the code from GitHub.

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React Quickly is available in electronic version on Manning. You are getting chapeters earlier than anyone else (via Manning Early Access Program). Print book will be release in June, 2016 on all major book stores.

Check out Other Azat Mardan's Books

Azat Mardan is the author of such best sellers as Rapid Prototyping with JS, Express.js Guide, Practical Node.js, Pro Express.js, Full Stack JavaScript and many other books on JavaScript/Node.js and software engineering career.

A Message from the Author

Azat Mardan has over 14 years of experience in web, mobile, and software development. With a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technology, Azat possesses deep academic knowledge as well as extensive practical experience. Azat is an experienced software engineer, author and educator. He published 11 books and counting.

Currently, Azat works as a Technology Fellow at Capital One Financial Corporation, a technology company with a focus on finance. Before that, Azat was a Team Lead at DocuSign, where his team rebuilt 50 million user products (DocuSign web app) using the tech stack of Node.js, Express.js, Backbone.js, CoffeeScript, Jade, Stylus, and Redis.

Recently, he worked as an engineer at the curated social media news aggregator web site, (acquired by LiveFyre), which is used by BBC, NBC, CNN, The White House, and others. Storify runs everything on Node.js unlike other companies. It's the maintainer of the open source library jade browser.

Before that, Azat worked as a CTO/Cofounder at Gizmo—an enterprise cloud platform for mobile marketing campaigns, and has undertaken the prestigious 500 Startups business accelerator program.

Prior to this, Azat was developing the developed mission-critical applications for government agencies in Washington, DC, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as Lockheed Martin.

Azat is a frequent attendee at Bay Area tech meet-ups and hackathons (AngelHack hackathon ’12 finalist with team, which went on to raise venture capital from Mark Cuban and TechStars). In addition, Azat teaches technical classes at General Assembly, Hack Reactor, pariSOMA, and Marakana (acquired by Twitter) to much acclaim.

In my spare time, I write about technology on his blog:—this blog. Azat is also the author of such books as , Practical Node.js, Pro Express.js, React Quickly, Express.js Guide, Rapid Prototyping with JS and others; founder of educational company, and the creator of open-source Node.js projects, including ExpressWorks, mongoui and HackHall.

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These are not real awards... but React Quickly was really the top selling MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) in December of 2015.