- Paperback: 350 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (May 18, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1491954620
- ISBN-13: 978-1491954621
- Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Alex Banks is a software engineer, instructor, and cofounder of Moon Highway, a curriculum development company in Northern California. As a software consultant, he has developed applications for the Chicago Marathon, MSN, and the Department of Energy. Alex also assisted in the development of the continuous delivery curriculum that is delivered to every Yahoo new hire. In addition, he's authored several classes for Lynda.com.
Eve Porcello is a software architect and cofounder of Moon Highway, a curriculum development company in Northern California. Prior to Moon Highway, Eve worked on software projects for 1-800-Dentist and Microsoft. She is an active corporate trainer, speaker, and author on Lynda.com.
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What it lacks is organization for someone who wants to type along, to be more interactive with the book. You can download the samples, but they are complete. Finished. There's no way to get the content assumed at the beginning of the chapter and then type along as the chapter progresses.
Further, the names and locations of the files are missing. To open and editor and start typing along, you have to guess where to place the file and what to call it. Or look at the already completed downloads.
Maybe I'm the only person in the world who learns by typing.
This book filled in a lot of what Wes went over so fast.
Then I took Wes Bos Redux class and I finally understood why you would use React with Redux.
So it's been a valuable part of getting up to speed with React and Redux
Author does take trouble to lead up to examples that build on prior concepts by showing preliminary examples first. Emphasis on "functional" approach was new to me and I think explained well.
For some tasks though the preliminary steps are left out, such as on page 99 where for "npm install" it is not mentioned that it matters which directory you are in before running that command. Some typos: pg 45 "change arrays into objects" by context there clearly meant "change objects into arrays", pg. 48 "on callback" seems to have meant "one callback".
Only opinion that seemed dubious to me was pg. 50 suggestion that "Recursion should be used" whenever possible over counters, loops, ....as it is fun and can do so, where the software permits. Recursion seems to me the best way to do some things sometimes, but also seem to me inherently less efficient for simple count or loop operations if you look at the background work required to support recursive calls versus the simplicity of count operations (IMHO).
It did explain Redux well enough that I was able to use it for a work related problem. That alone made it worth it for me.
I love the way he devotes a considerable part of the book introducing the reader to foundational ideas that most people miss that later on make it very clear how each part fits in its place.
To me this book made the difference between knowing how to use something and understanding the concepts behind creating it and why everything is built that way. The latter approach builds builds a strong foundation on which mature decisions could be made
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Needs more than a little proofreading/editing. It feels and reads more like a draft than a finished book.Read more