This AMA session is over but you can still ask questions to Wes Bos on their Hashnode profile.
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 ;-)
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'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 ;)
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!
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 ?