Reading this Week
Posted on by Bob Matyas
Over the past week or so I haven't had as much time to read articles. Instead, I have been using my spare time to work on getting some more practice on Node, Express, and MongoDB. That said, here's a few articles that caught my eye:
- The 2019 React JS Developer RoadMap - This is a nice roadmap offering a recommended learning path for React JS along with links to courses and resources covering each of the topics.
- JAMstack Tools and The Spectrum of Classification - A nice post listing many different JAMStack options: CMSs, hosting, and static site generators.
- Why Parcel Has Become My Go-To Bundler for Development - Parcel seems like a great bundler and has perhaps the best feature ever -- NO CONFIGURATION!
- Thinking in React Hooks - From the article: "React introduced hooks one year ago, and they've been a game-changer for a lot of developers. There are tons of how-to introduction resources out there, but I want to talk about the fundamental mindset change when switching from React class components to function components + hooks."
- The Future of freeCodeCamp.org - Lessons From 5 Years of Teaching the World to Code - A nice bit of reflection on freeCodeCamp's 5th anniversary. freeCodeCamp is such an amazing resource and this article dives into what they have done over the past five years, what they have learned, and where they plan to go in the future.
- React Handbook - I came across this free ebook via freeCodeCamp. I am a few chapters / sections in and I am treating it primarily as review. It's been an alright read so far and I'm really hoping that when I get to hooks it will offer some important insights.
- Build a Classic Layout FAST in CSS Grid - A nice video from Mozilla providing an introduction to CSS Grid.