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Wes Bos is a fullstack developer and educator from Hamilton, Canada. Wes loves to break down complex topics into short, tasty, little tutorials. He has contributed to Smashing Magazine, CSS Tricks and NetMag as well as released Learn Redux, React For Beginners, Sublime Text Power User and Command Line Power User.

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Hey Wes, what apps you use in day-to-day work? and what is your hardware specifications? thanks

The biggest apps are:

Sublime Text for writing and coding Screenflow for recording Things for GTD task management Tweetdeck for twitter on steroids Cloudapp for sharing screenshots and uploading files

Hardware is 15" Macbook pro loaded to the gills. Dell 4K monitor. I wrote a bit of info here → http://wesbos.com/uses

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Hey Wes,

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?

Thanks Wes!

Glad you are enjoying the tutorials!

Both Egghead and Tyler produce fantastic courses. Both have free and paid courses, just like my ReactForBeginners.com (paid) and LearnRedux.com (free).

People take mine because they like my teaching style. They like how I'm able to explain things simply and get them past any barriers they previously had. You said it yourself — videos are exceptional, you clearly know how to teach. If you really think that, then $59 should be a no-brainer when trying to advance your career skillset.

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How do you find the time to learn?

I either try work it into a paid client project, or explicitly create a small side project that I will finish.

I talk a little bit about my approach here: http://wesbos.com/overwhelmed-with-web-development/

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Are you sometimes fed up with so many different frameworks/libraries/compilers... aka JavaScript fatigue?

It sure does move pretty fast! Most of my job is to learn this stuff, evaluate it, and teach it if I like it and I can't even keep up.

That said, it doesn't bother me at all. It just means that people are figuring out ways to build better apps and websites. We're advancing a ton right now and it's pretty exciting.

I can understand that people feel burned when things change too quickly, but that is a huge part of our industry - it will never stand still.

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So after the react for beginners and redux course, can we expect a react native course? ;)

Maybe! I've got a handful of courses I want to do first, but React Native is on the list, just lower on the list.

You should check out Scott Tolinkski's React Native course - it's the best one I've seen so far:

https://store.leveluptutorials.com/products/tutorials/lut-nl002

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