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Don't go anywhere, read a book, do it properly :).

miiiiiike · 2020-07-17 · Original thread
Thanks. If you'd like some more book and video suggestions I sent this to a friend back when she was looking to get into front-end development a few months ago:

Here are some book and video links (with Amazon affiliate tags snuck in). I've read all of these books cover-to-cover save for the RxJS one. They approach front-end as a set of technologies that should be understood and mastered rather than the "CsS hAckS to GET YoU pAiD!" style of most web tutorials.

Not sure where to point you with React but if you decide to use Angular or Vue I have some suggestions.


"CSS: The Definitive Guide":

"Pragmatic Guide to Sass 3: Tame the Modern Style Sheet":

This Sass book has the best structure of any introductory tech book I've ever read.


Mastering TypeScript 3:

"Programming TypeScript":

RxJS: Reactive programming the most significant development in UI technology in 20 years. Once you get the hang of it managing asynchronous events (user generated, network generated, time based, etc) become a breeze.

"Build Reactive Websites with RxJS: Master Observables and Wrangle Events":

RxMarbles - Interactive RxJS visulizations:


"Angular Development with TypeScript":

"Architecting Angular Applications with Redux, RxJS, and NgRx: Learn to build Redux style high-performing applications with Angular 6":


I watched most of the Layout Land videos when I was getting a grip on the state of CSS. Jen Simmons is a developer advocate at Mozilla and has the best overviews I've seen.

Basics of CSS Grid: The Big Picture:

Using Flexbox + CSS Grid Together: Easy Gallery Layout:

bcherny · 2020-01-02 · Original thread
I hear the frustration in your comment, and I wonder if it’s because you might not be using TS correctly.

When used right: TS infers most of your types, TS does not add to the lines of code you need to write to get something done (especially if you’re already using propTypes), and TS multiplies your productivity by reducing time spent debugging and by making refactoring super easy.

If you’re interested, I wrote a book about how to use TS, targeted towards intermediate/experienced JS programmers:

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