31st May 2016, 5:00 pm
What tools/process do you recommend for managing styles in React apps?
What's your favorite technical and non-technical book?
Have you tried VueJS (you must have ;) )? What do you think about replacing ReactJS with VueJS (and Redux with Vuex)? No need to answer if you don't feel comfortable.
Anything you'd like to share to improve my BBQ talents. Are you a natural or did you learn somewhere (those twitter pics looked exquisite)
Wes, Please talk a little bit about CSS Grid Layout. When I look at it, I can't imagine why almost everybody seems hyped about it. Comparing it to Flexbox code I see now much more code, new CSS units, new CSS rules, new everything. Writing more code can't make people happy I guess. But why are so many freaking about CSS Grid Layout?
How long does it take you to prepare yourself for conference talks? Just looking at your well-designed slides, I can tell I envy you ;-)
The same for your screencasts. flexbox.io for example, looks great, and it's free. That's why I bought reactforbeginners.com only to show you my deep respect - and of course, because I couldn't spot a donation button on flexbox.io ;-)
How do you prepare for a video series ? Which tools do you use to prepare your video series ? How much time do you spend weekly on producing video content ?
By the way your videos are extremely informative.
Hey, Wes! Nice to see you here. Thanks for hosting this AMA. It is clear that you invest a huge amount of time behind each one of your video tutorials, they come out so amazingly awesome. Sublime Text Power User is one of my favourite series.
I am curious to know about your recording setup. Could you go on in brief about all the software/hardware you use; and the sort of flow you approach when you go about recording your videos? Thanks, again! :)
Hey Wes! Just finished Learn Redux after already taking basically all of your other courses. They are absolutely blowing my mind every time! So thank you for that :)
I noticed you used Gulp with Browserify in the React for Beginners course and now Webpack in the Redux one. So I'm curious:
What is your take on the pros/cons of Gulp/Browserify vs Webpack given that many people might already use Gulp or even Grunt?
Is it worth switching to Webpack completely or just in specific cases?
I know this is gonna sound stupid but how did you learn React? I bet there was no "React For Beginners" at that time. :)
What advice will you give to beginners who are new to front-end development and are being overwhelmed by so many choices out there? How should one get started with serious front-end development without being lost?
- What is your primary tech stack?
- Are you into teaching full-time or do you also work on paid projects?
- What are some of your productivity hacks?
Hey Wes, what apps you use in day-to-day work? and what is your hardware specifications? thanks
I've been following you for a while and your videos are exceptional, you clearly know how to teach, so thank you for that.
I hope I don't sound like a jerk, but here's my question:
I've been reading/watching a lot of tutorials about ReactJS and your #reactforbeginners course is definitely in my list, however I want to take this opportunity to ask you: why should I pay $59 for a beginners course when there's quite a few ReactJS Fundamentals free courses out there (egghead.io, tylermcginnis' ReactJS Program, etc)? What make yours stand out?
Do you have any workflow tricks that specifically don't involve coding? In other words, what other apps on your computer help you? What habits are helpful in becoming a better coder or at least a coder with a better workflow? Do you use any physical tools, like a pad and pencil next to your computer? Do you listen to music while working? Stuff like that. (These are suggestions, you don't need to answer all the questions ;)
So after the react for beginners and redux course, can we expect a react native course? ;)
How do you find the time to learn?
How do you learn new frameworks or any programming language? Do you watch tutorials first and read documentation so you can see what's up with the stuff you are learning or are you just trying things without too much help, going coding without too much time spent on theory?
Have you altered how/when you work since having a kid? Seems like working from home would make it tougher. I don't have much free time anymore, and I'm pretty beat when I find some. FYI, having a 2nd kid made it tougher. Just wondering how you're managing your time now. Thanks!
Hey wes, what the main feature of redux? and it's a frontend or backend «tool»?
Hello! Have you tried Elm? What do you think about it as React competitor?
Can you share some easy approach for Server Side rendering in Redux and Webpack?
What's your opinion on MobX; the new state management solution for React?
What tools do you recommend using(backend and frontend) for a chat application at the scale of facebook's messenger?
Hi Wes, awesome that your doing this AMA !
- What non-JS related frameworks / languages are you most looking forward to ?
- I find the React eco-system quite limited when it comes to getting data from your backend into your views. The most common approach seems to be either a Flux framework or Backbone. What is your opinion on this ?
What process do you use, to set yourself ahead of other developers whenever a new package/framework/technology comes out? How well do you understand such new things to become a teacher in them?
What, according to you, are some of the toughest/hard to understand concepts in React/Redux? How did you manage to explain those in your books React For Beginners and Learn Redux?
Hi, what would you advise to a frontend developer living in Italy and Hungary to get involved in the tech conferences around the world and meet "physically" new tech people to build a good network?
Going on a huge dev conference on thursday (a lot of job prospects). What are some tips you can give to someone that wants to make the most out of a conference with big names?
Hey Wes, What do you think will soonish kick ass and keep clients connected with servers, Server-Sent-Events, Websockets or finally WebRTC/OpenRTC/EasyRTC? Or something on top of Google's QUIC and/or HTTP/2 protocol?
Do some people ever get you confused with Sean McCabe (SeanWes). If not, I was the only one to confuse you two.
#1: What courses are you planning at the moment?
#2: With so many different e-learning platforms popping up, how are you going to differentiate yourself from others?
How do you test React components in your projects? Any specific tools/libraries?