I was browsing some of my favorite info hot spots when I came across a list of resources. They were free learning resources containing mainly books and online courses.
This sparked a memory of me taking some courses at Udacity. I had first come across it a few years back and took the Intro to Computer Science course. This course was (is?) built around using Python to create a web crawler.
Free Learning for All
I thought the Udacity course was very well done. Especially being a free online course. Assignments were marked automatically. YouTube videos were interactive and allowed you to answer multiple choice questions.
It was a great experience.
I’m always looking for new resources to learn from. Every day I venture to PacktPub’s free learning page to see what free book I can get my hands on.
I’ll be honest, the majority of them will go unopened. But whenever I come across a topic I’d like to dig into I’ve got a heap of books that may help.
Leanpub is a hidden gem I had come across nearly a year ago. Not everything is free. But I have read some good free content from this site.
If I ever create a book, I’ll likely use this platform to publish it.
Back to the Online Course
Trailed off a little there, but hopefully some of those links will be useful to someone.
So I decided to try out an online course on ReactJS.
Well, I do have experience in ReactJS, but I want more. It seems whenever I read tutorials, books, watch conferences, etc. I learn something new about ReactJS.
There’s just so much to learn in React. And not every resource will cover things necessary for a production ready application.
The course is created by Microsoft but hosted on edX. I’m not paying for the certificate because I don’t feel I have the need for it. But I will audit the course and let others know how it was.
So, my journey through Introduction to ReactJS starts now.