Learn React The Right Way

The up-to-date, in-depth, complete guide to React and friends.
Become a ReactJS expert today.

Stop wasting your time learning React with incomplete and confusing tutorials

  • There are so many incorrect, confusing, and out-of-date blog articles

    One tutorial says one thing and another says something completely different.

  • There are too many options

    There are fifty different boilerplates and a dozen different Flux implementations. Which one is best?

  • React is only the view layer?

    Then how are we supposed to write our models and controllers? Do we even have those anymore?

  • Googling only takes you so far...

    There aren't many good tutorials that show how everything works together.

  • Time is money

    And piecing together hundreds of blog posts isn't exactly fun.

  • React and all the crazy libraries update so often, how can anyone expect to keep up?

    With such an active community, there are so many updates it feels impossible to know about what's best and what's just noise.

  • How does it all fit together?

    React is a modular ecosystem but API docs often focus on one library and don't show the forest for the trees.

  • Still not hitting your deadlines?

    Learning a new framework can be fun, but we're spending all this time learning and we still have a job to do...

React has many moving parts

  • Props

    Props are the "arguments" to your components

  • Event Handlers

    onClick specifies a function that we can call when an element is clicked

  • Nested Components

    Components can be used by other components. A React app is a tree of nested components

  • Dynamic Attributes

    By mixing code and markup, we're able to easily change the view based on state

React apps are made of components
JSX puts HTML in your JavaScript

React is an Ecosystem

  • React-proper is only the view-layer, but there is a lot to learn in order to make it work together.

  • GraphQL

    GraphQL is a powerful alternative to REST that lets client applications specify their own typed views.

  • Relay

    Relay is a new way of structuring client applications that co-locates data-fetching requirements and React components.

  • Routing

    React doesn't have built-in support for routing, but there is a popular library that plays nicely with others.

Ready To Master React?

What if you could master the entire framework in less time, with solid foundations, without beating your head against the wall? Imagine how quickly you can get all of your work done with the right tools and best practices.

Seriously, let's stop wasting time scouring Google, searching through incorrect, out-of-date, blog posts and get everything you need to be productive in one, well-organized place, complete with both simple and complex examples to get your app up and running.

You'll learn what you need to know to work professionally and build solid, well-tested, optimized apps with ReactJS. This book is your definitive guide or your money back.

β€œI've been wanting to dig into React for ages, but hadn't found an accessible route. I really enjoy this book's example-driven approach. Makes everything very easy to understand.”

Matt Boys - Growth, Stripe

Tons of sample code

Lots of runnable code

When you get access to Fullstack React, you're not getting just a book, but access to live code examples. Every chapter in the book comes packed with a complete project that builds on the concepts of the chapter.

12 Chapters

Every chapter focuses on a different part of the ecosystem, but in the context of an app. So you'll see how everything fits together.

Complete Sample Apps

Several sample applications, ranging from simple to complex are included with every copy of the book.

Always up-to-date

As the React framework matures, so does the book and code. Our team has a history of keeping our books up date - we've released updates for our books on Angular over 50 times.

Detailed explanations

We explain, in detail, nearly every concept in every chapter. By the end of the book, you'll understand React really well and feel comfortable writing your own apps.

Book Contents

Fullstack React is in pre-release mode, which means that only certain chapters are ready today. Buy now and receive free updates as the sections are completed. The incomplete chapters are marked in gray below:
  • Writing Your First React App 1
  • Our First Component 1.5
  • Writing Components 2
  • Component Data Flow 2.5
  • Server Communication 3
  • Loading Async State 3.5
  • Using Redux 4
  • Your First Reducer 4.5
  • Intermediate Redux 5
  • Advanced Reducer Composition 5.5
  • Container and Presentational Components in Redux 6
  • Redux Action Creators 6.5
  • Routing 7
  • Reading Query Parameters 7.5
  • Advanced Components 8
  • Stateless Components 8.5
  • Forms in React New! 9
  • Form Validations New! 9.5
  • JSX and the Virtual DOM 10
  • JSX in Depth 10.5
  • Using GraphQL 11
  • GraphQL Connections and Edges 11.5
  • Writing a GraphQL Server 12
  • Resolving Data with GraphQL 12.5
  • Relay 13
  • Relay and Routing 13.5
  • React Native 14
  • Writing Native Integrations 14.5
  • Unit Testing Coming Soon! 15
  • Testing Views Coming Soon! 15.5

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What people are saying:

Ryan Loomba Freelance Engineer

β€œI've been using other JavaScript frameworks like Angular, Backbone, and Ember for a while now but this book has me hooked on React. After reading this book, I'm confidently using React in my latest project.”

Shiva Kilaru Engineer at Slack

β€œIt’s tough to learn React without a single cohesive resource; this book saved me a lot of time that would have otherwise been spent bouncing between StackOverflow threads. I also have the cover framed and displayed prominently in my apartment.”

What will I learn?

  • A basic and advanced understanding of React components
  • An advanced, in-depth knowledge of how React works
  • How to interact with backend servers using APIs
  • A complete understanding of using Redux
  • How to build, validate, and populate interactive forms
  • How to use inline styles for perfect looking components
  • How to test React components
  • How to build and use isomorphic components
  • How to get control of your build process
  • A deep understanding of data-driven modeling with props and state
  • A deep understanding of Flux
  • How to use client-side routing for pages in your apps
  • How to write advanced components like auto-complete search, drag 'n drop, and infinite scroll
  • How to interact with REST, GraphQL, and Relay
  • Introductory knowledge of React Native
  • And much much more
Get up and running quickly

Within 15 minutes of opening the first chapter you'll have your first React app up and running.

Comprehensive topics

You'll learn core React concepts from building custom components, to implementing routing, managing application dataflow, unit testing, and beyond.

Best Practices

The book covers best practices for code organization, testing, and performance. We cover practical and real-world examples of how to piece-together applications.

Up to Date

We are constantly updating the book with the latest tips and tricks from the React community. Don't worry about being out of date, we cover the latest release of React react-15.3.1. And you'll get access to all updates, for free!

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  • Professional-grade React ebook content
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  • Learn React from the inside out
  • Learn the right way to build React apps
  • Build advanced React apps within minutes
  • Have the complete library available at your fingertips
  • The code for every sample in the book to get you going quickly
  • The complete code for the sample app
  • 3 hour long beginner React screencast†
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I'm wondering...

How long is the book?

The current version has 11 chapters finished totaling 460+ pages, several sample apps totaling over 1900+ lines of code (JavaScript/JSX, non-comment lines).

When will the book be finished?

We're always updating and expanding the book, but the first "complete version" will be ready in the summer 2016.

We'll be publishing new chapters as they're written (every other week or so).

Do I have to know JavaScript?

A little bit. We don't assume that you've used React before, and we do explain many JavaScript concepts. But this book assumes you have a little bit of background in JavaScript programming.

However, this book teaches React from the ground up and you can use it even if you've never used a web-framework before.

Are there free updates?

Yes!

We've faithfully released over 20 updates to ng-book 2 and we'll do the same for Fullstack React.

How far along is the book, screencast, and sample apps?

The book text is about 460+ pages, which we estimate is ~60% finished.

The screencast is currently about 45 minutes long. We'll be adding the rest of the video content as the chapters are written.

How up to date is the book?

The entire book is up to date with the latest release of React: react-15.3.1

What if I don't like it?

If you're unhappy with the book or content, just reach out to us and we'll give you a full refund. There's no risk.

Our promise to you

We're committed to keeping Fullstack React the best resource for learning and using React.

We personally respond to requests for content and we regularly release updates.

We're independent authors and we survive by making the highest quality book on React as possible.

There's no risk: if you're not satisfied for any reason, send us an email and we'll give you a full refund.