Jake Worth

Introducing React Explained

June 12, 20201 min read

Today, I’d like to introduce my newest project, a free weekly newsletter for React learners called React Explained. 🎉

For as long as React has existed, I’ve been a fan. And I’m also a big reader of curated developer newsletters, from Ruby, PostgreSQL, and JavaScript Weekly, to Elixir Weekly, Elixir Radar, and Inside AI.

I also found React difficult to learn when I was first starting out. Despite React’s compact API, it is built on a handful of revolutionary ideas. In my role as a mentor at Code Platoon, I’ve watched others struggle to learn React, again and again. For many people, it just doesn’t click right away.

I did a survey of the landscape and concluded that the existing newsletters in the React space aren’t geared for beginners. I want to help somebody learning React today, in 2020– a person who is overwhelmed by the rapid growth of the ecosystem and tons of shared context in the community.

I decided to start React Explained to help developers who want to get up to speed on React and learn what it’s all about in 2020. Join me!

Subscribe today, and follow us on Twitter. I’d love to hear what you think.

Thanks for reading.


Each week, I write an email about React. It's a collection of quotes, news, conference talks, and documentation curated be me to help you get up to speed on this exploding ecosystem. Join my subscribers today by subscribing to React Explained.


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