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8,299 Points

What track next? Can't decide

Hey all,

Has anyone does all JS tracks? if so, should i go for react track next or full stack track, I assume full stack then react after reading the courses in the tracks? I feel getting the full stack track done before the react may give me an easier time edging into react when it comes to it but I'm unsure.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated, I'm nearly finished with Front-End Web Dev track.

2 Answers

Eric M
Eric M
11,545 Points

Hi ale8k,

I've only done part of the Fullstack and React tracks (though I am otherwise familiar with the content) and these tracks have two very different focuses.

Full stack JavaScript certainly has a few courses earlier on that are good regardless, once you hit the Node content though it becomes very backend and Node.js specific. You'll work with databases and dip into the npm module ecosystem.

React on the other hand is a front end framework that has a different paradigm to vanilla JS front end (and quite different form libraries like jQuery as well). A lot of developers find React very enjoyable to use but it is a change in thinking.

If you're going to do both anyway, I'd honestly suggest getting up to just before the Node content in the full stack track and then making your decision. Either way if you're wanting to explore full stack JavaScript development both Node and React are worth knowing.

Cheers and best of luck

8,299 Points

Thank you very much! I think that’s what I’ll do then. I’m fairly close to the Node.JS section anyway. Thanks again!