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Hello React.JS – Absolute Beginners Guide to React

In this video I’ll walk you through how to create a basic Hello World application with React.JS.

After spending a few months learning React.JS and following all of the official and unofficial tutorials, I found that there was a gap in the information. My goal with this video is to bridge that gap and show you some of the tips and tricks that most of the tutorials don’t teach.

Here are the links you’ll need to follow along:

Node.JS Official Website: https://nodejs.org/en/
Create React App: https://github.com/facebookincubator/create-react-app
Atom Editor: https://atom.io
Atom language-javascript-jsx plugin: https://atom.io/packages/language-javascript-jsx

Finished Source Code: https://github.com/LondonAppDev/demo-react-hello

React vs. Angular: Which one is best?

I’ve been learning React JS over last couple of days. I haven’t got very far but I’ve learned a bit about it and I’ve created a couple of web apps with it. So I wanted to share my thoughts on it and compare it to Angular 2.

Everyone always says you can’t compare React JS to Angular 2 but I think that’s rubbish.

I know one’s a library (React) and Angular 2 is a framework. But that doesn’t mean you can’t compare them, because if you were to build a new app you would choose React or Angular or a number of other different options. But you wouldn’t build an app with both of them at the same time. You would be choosing between one or the other.

So I think it’s fair to compare them.

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