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over 6 years ago from Sacha Greif, Creator at Sidebar

  • Giovanni HobbinsGiovanni Hobbins, over 6 years ago

    What path did you choose when jumping in? I see you're a fan of react nowadays. Would you recommend someone like me to start there? I also have CSS/WP experience but very little jquery experience.

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    • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 6 years ago

      Well like I said I started with WordPress and jQuery, then tried learning Rails when building Folyo, but somehow it never made sense (looking back, I think Rails just introduced too many new concepts at once for me).

      I then discovered Meteor and liked it much better, since I was at least comfortable with JavaScript through my experience with jQuery.

      Later on I transitioned from pure-Meteor to Meteor/React, and then from there Redux, GraphQL, etc.

      These days I would start with the React ecosystem (at least on the front-end), and I actually wrote a guide on how to do it:

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