How and Why to Bind a Callback Function in React Components

This might sound familiar to you: You run your React app after you made some changes to test your new functionality and get an error message like this: “this.setState’ is not a function“. It’s probably because you forgot to bind a callback function before passing it down a prop. Today you’ll learn why you need to bind, and how to bind a callback function in React.

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5 UI Libraries to Use With React

If you’re a developer who – like me – is not a good designer or a CSS pro, you might know how troublesome it can be to put together the design for your React app. You spend a lot of time tinkering with the styles, but in the end, it just doesn’t look quite nice.

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How to Create a React App with create-react-app

Setting up a React app can be confusing, since you have to take care of a lot of stuff that you don’t want to think about—at least at the beginning of your React journey. Fortunately there is a tool called create-react-app that is a neat shortcut. It allows you to start developing right away without having to worry about stuff like webpack and/or babel.

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A React Beginners Roadmap through the React Ecosystem

React beginners often have a hard time learning React, since the React ecosystem seems huge. You will inevitably stumble upon stuff like Redux, Webpack or Babel very early. At this point I was so overwhelmed because I had no clue where to start first.

It was even more confusing that I didn’t even know the problems that those tools tried to solve. Today I know better and I’m going to tell you that there is no need for any of these – at least not yet.

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Choosing a Technology Stack for your Project

It’s almost impossible to know all of the available frameworks and technologies, frontend or backend. But somehow you still have to choose a technology stack, or you will never start building. In this article I’ll show you how to handle this problem in the beginning until you’ve built the necessary experience.
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