About the author

You'll learn a little bit about Rob Kendal, his development background, and the motivations for producing this course on React.

I'm Rob Kendal, a frontend engineer, podcast host and coding mentor. I started life as a full stack developer, but have been largely focused on frontend development throughout my career, which spans over 15 years.

I've been using React for quite a while now. I love its modular approach, simple, declarative nature and how it quickly enables you to produce great looking, functional UIs in no time at all. It really is one of my favorite frameworks to use.

That said, as much as I love it, I see a lot of developers who are new to React struggling with the same concepts and hitting their heads against the same issues as they try to adopt it - issues like these:

  • How do we navigate around our application?

  • What is Redux? I just don't get it!

  • How do we move data between parent and child components and back again?

  • What about APIs? How do we talk to those?

And many more missing puzzle pieces that I don't think a lot of resources take the time to cover and to help 'join the dots'. That's why I wanted to pull all that JavaScript and React knowledge out of my head and into this course to help those new to React, just like my students, to overcome those common pitfalls.

Find out more#

I'm a very active member of the developer community on GitHub and Twitter and would love to connect with you. If you'd like to know more about me and take a look at my other helpful resources, then you can find the links below:

Acknowledgements#

I would first and foremost like to thank my beautiful supportive wife and my beautiful daughter for all their help, support and patience, even if it's just letting me go into my little recording room to do these lessons, not to mention their putting up with my many grumbles and frustrations when things don't work as they should!

I'd also like to thank Nate and Melissa as well as the whole team at Newline for giving me the opportunity to be able to share my knowledge with a wider audience and produce this course.

Finally, I would like to thank all my students, and all the wonderful tech community on Twitter from whom I've learned so much; they teach me new things every day and I could not be without them.

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