React is where it’s at.
Accordingly, there are a TON of tutorials, blog posts, books, and countless other resources. So what are some of the best React courses?
In particular, the real bargains are found on Udemy (of course). Here are my picks for the top 4 best React Udemy courses for 2019 and beyond.
4. The Modern React Bootcamp (Hooks, Context, NextJS, Router) by Colt Steele
Colt Steele is the undisputed godfather of Udemy web development. He’s best known for his flagship The Web Developer Bootcamp. However, while not every course of his is a banger, his recent React release is in classic Colt Steele form.
The Modern React Bootcamp clocks in at nearly 40 hours and includes all the stuff you need to get started with React. I like how he isn’t afraid to get into the more advanced stuff like Next JS, Higher Order Components and the Context API. Strangely though, he doesn’t cover Redux.
There is one whopper of a project in this course. It has all the bells and React whistles with animations, form validations, drag and drop functionality, and more. You also build a bigger app with Hooks including numerous custom hooks.
I like most of this course, but like Grider’s course (see #2 on this list) there could have been more effort put into testing and deployment. Even still, it’s a good course to have in your collection and the projects are really good.
Check out The Modern React Bootcamp
3. React Front to Back 2019 by Brad Traversy
- React Fundamentals (Components, props, state, etc)
- React Hooks (useState, useEffect, useContext, useReducer, useRef) in projects
- Context API & App Level State
- MERN – MongoDB, Express React, Node
- Build a Custom API With JWT Authentication
- Redux – Reducers, Actions, etc
- Basic Animation
Again, this is great course if you need some practice with good solid projects. But if you’re trying to learn React from the ground up I would suggest doing this course in addition to either Colt Steele’s or Andrei Neagoie’s. Both of those instructors also have Discord servers for when you get stuck.
Check out React Front to Back
2. Modern React with Redux by Stephen Grider
Stephen Grider has a TON of courses on React. By a TON I mean seven, and I will never be able to get to them all. Modern React with Redux is his breakaway hit however, with nearly 50,000 reviews and steadily pushing to 200,000 students. The thing with Grider’s courses is that they are super DRY (pun possibly intended). No cute cat pics, no hipster ipsum. Only pure and often unexciting tech.
His explanation of how Redux works is worth the cost of admission alone IMO. The other thing I like about this course is that he includes the legacy lectures. So if you’re working with an older version of a tool and are trying to learn about it, you can check out the older vids. Keep in mind that the total runtime of this course (47.5 hours) also includes these legacy videos. Even still, this course is long, boring, and full of info. 😄
Also, Grider is really good with his updates. So you probably don’t have to worry about material being outdated once you hit the landing page. This is a newbie friendly course so if you have experience with programming you might find his pacing slow.
My biggest critique with this course is that the projects are kind of weak and you don’t get to practice with deployment. Despite this, I still think the info is solid. Like I mentioned earlier — check out the way he shows you Redux.
Check out Modern React with Redux
1. Complete React Developer in 2019 (w/ Redux, Hooks, GraphQL) by Andrei Neagoie
Andrei Neagoie is changing the game with the way he does things. His Discord is always busy and unlike other instructors, he’s there throughout the day. I found Andrei via his complete bootcamp course, and was so impressed I bought some more of his courses for review. I haven’t been disappointed yet.
Whether you’re a newbie or more advanced, this course has something for everyone.
He goes above and beyond the typical Udemy offerings and gives you tech like GraphQL, Stripe, and Firebase. Just some really fun tech nobody else is doing on Udemy right now. At 38.5 hours, this course is also massive but it is so worth it. I love Andrei’s hustle, energy, and dedication to the craft.
My one critique with this course is that he collaborated with another dev named Yihua Zhang and the mic levels are very inconsistent. Other than that, this course is pure gold. The course mostly focuses on one project, a fully-featured ecommerce app. This is a huge project that takes up most of your time during the course.
If I had to pick one course out of this whole list, it would be Complete React Developer in 2019 (w/ Redux, Hooks, GraphQL) by Andrei Neagoie.
And there you have it! As you can see, none of these React courses are perfect. But they all have massive value especially considering the nearly-constant Udemy discounts.
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