Sorry, But I don't think this course is well organized as others in the same Learn React Track.,
It is first time I see react app in one file, he goes up and down, so much mess to be honest! he is a good teacher but the materials is messy, The others in same tracks are much cleaner and well organized Sorry!
Carlos Braga13,587 Points
I've had tons of JS courses on Treehouse, some quite advanced, which they took a bit of time to understand but at the end, I was always able to fully understand. But this course is by far the most confusing, it doesn't matter how many times I watch. So I strongly recommend Treehouse to rethink or redesign the entire, as it is the first one you need to do to move forward with React. Express Basics, was quite a lot to take but as the course was beautifully designed and organised, I was able to understand everything. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for this one.
Paul Brown7,057 Points
Wish I could say I feel any clearer about this after doing the tutorial Van Tran Huu linked to. I'm sure it was helpful, but "bubbling" the state from lower elements up to higher elements is still something I think I'll need to do quite a few times to get the gist of it.
I agree as well. I think the video needed a quick 5 min "app planning" video where he discussed the types of state to account for. And maybe write some pseudo-code as well. It just had a very "coding on the fly" sort of feel, which was confusing.
I agree with you 100%, this should be so simple and short video. 1- 17 minutes it is too much. 2- The teacher doesn't explain things well, he only writes code without explain the things too much. 3- I totally get confused from this code: this.setState(this.state); I don't know what this code does? Could you please(TEACHER) explain the things more clear.
Cynthia NorwoodFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 15,202 Points
I think this is a great course but I too am having issues trying to keep up and understand everything. This reminds me a lot of when I did the SASS course. There is a lot to learn and because we refactor and jump around and then erase code then re-write it another way, it's a bit confusing and hard for me to keep the pace. I will be checking out the tuts link posted above to help me solidify this course. --sorry that's not an answer.
Kriz Ferre FajardoFront End Web Development Techdegree Student 18,770 Points
I also agree. React has quite a different syntax. Each video is also very long, so tendency is to be info overloaded. I am now confused when to use "this" keyword. ALSO, there is an update that createClass is not used anymore, so when the videos are keep using createClass tendency is it would be stuck in our memory, then afterwards, when coding for a new project we still have to research the new way of createClass.. My experience was I was just copying/typing what were done in the video.. :(