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JavaScript

Following the Full Stack Javascript Track

Hey everyone!! I am just about to finish the beginning Javascript Track! Woop!

My next step is to move onto the Full stack Javascript Track. I am looking some advice. I am eventually wanting to learn React, as I have lots of resources on how to build native apps with it. Should I skip the learning Node.js in the track or do you think I'd be better learning it first.

Thanks :)

2 Answers

Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
41,102 Points

A big part of building React apps is writing JavaScript. By learning Node.js you'll be practising your JavaScript skills, even if you have no intention of doing backend development yourself. So I'd say there's definitely no harm in doing at least the Node Basics course, although it's definitely not essential if you plan to focus on frontend work.

As an aside, I notice that Treehouse are refreshing their React Basics course this month (see roadmap: https://teamtreehouse.com/roadmap). So I'd wait for that to be released before diving into any React courses on Treehouse.

Thanks for the advise :)

Mike Hatch
Mike Hatch
14,940 Points

I'm interested in eventually learning React, too. I have this React Roadmap saved on my desktop which I'll now share with you:

React Roadmap

This looks amazing! Thanks!

Mike Hatch
Mike Hatch
14,940 Points

You're welcome. It looks quite overwhelming doesn't it. Like a neverending rabbit hole.

Mike Hatch
Mike Hatch
14,940 Points

Alan McClenaghan, heh. Yep. And that was the 2018 version. We're headed into 2019 now. Some things could drop, some added.