12 Hours Hackathon with React JavaScript Library

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One thing I kept hearing as part of the requirements: React

I don’t have a production experience with React, however, IMHO if a developer has done a bit of JS development in the past I don’t think onboarding is rocket science.

At the end of the day, it’s just JavaScript!

I’m currently working on a couple of personal projects and thought of using React at some stage but instead I’ve decided to do hackathon on a simple React project and see where it would take me, I didn’t set a deadline.

My Requirements

The list above looks daunting BUT this is 2017! this isn’t 1999 - 6 CDs of VB6 MSDN.

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The boilerplate project Create React App, did most of the gory details for me while I sat down and work on the first iteration of the web app.

Conclusion

I think I managed to get up and running the web app from nothing to a working version within 12 hours.

My take on React? onboarding is damn easy

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