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‘Find Your Park’ with ReactJS, Google Maps and the DarkSky API

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, an organization established by Congress for “preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to its management while also making them available and accessible for public use and enjoyment”. Among the centennial festivities is a call to get out to experience the […]

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Mapping Colorado’s 14er Mountains: React and Redux Mega Tutorial

appendTo is based out of Colorado, a US state famous for the quantity and size of its mountains. 53 mountains over 14,000 feet (4267.2 meters) are located in Colorado’s borders. During the summer, many Colorado residents make it a mission to climb as many of these ’14ers’ as they can. In this React and Redux […]

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Dissecting the React Lifecycle and Related Methods

React has proven to be wildly popular by Javascript developers, providing a foundation for building highly “reactive” components that are performant, efficient and generally scale well. However, React can prove a little intimidating to get into, in part because the documentation can be cryptic, and in part because the toolset itself works largely by automating […]

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Carved In Stone: Immutables in JavaScript

Immutability – the idea that you should never work with “live” data, is slowly transforming the way that programmers work with objects, data and streams. From reducing hidden variables in functions to making database programming simpler to reducing the chance for difficult to find bugs to make its way into your code, immutability is becoming […]

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Teaching JavaScript for a Living: Lessons Learned Through Teaching Thousands of Developers

Eric Greene is a full-stack developer and appendTo/DevelopIntelligence instructor. Over the past 5 years, Eric has taught JavaScript and front-end development to several thousand developers at dozens of Fortune 500 companies. In the last 2-3 years, Eric has taught several hundred Angular and React courses. We interviewed Eric to find out what he has learned […]

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What is the difference between state vs. props in React?

React is an open-source JavaScript library that provides the V (view)  of traditional MVC JavaScript framework. React promises programmers a model in which subcomponents cannot directly affect enclosing components- meaning data is flown downwards, updating data changes in HTML efficiently, and abstracts away the DOM allowing better performance using Virtual DOM. You may ask, if […]

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Working with State in React.js

In this tutorial we are going to get up to speed with some basics of React.js which will help us understand how to work with state. State is stored information at a given point in time and it’s common to manipulate state when working with data in an application. React itself is a Javascript library […]

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Getting to know the ReactJS ecosystem – React and React Native

For new web developers, just learning javascript can be hard enough, let alone trying to understand the dozens of popular libraries, frameworks, services, architectures, preprocessors, bundlers, and other technologies in wide use today. It can all make web development seem esoteric and inaccessible. If you feel this way, you are not alone! I’m here to […]