Talking to React: The Mindset
Thinking in terms of Components could be hard, specifially how to divide your application into components, but I feel thinking in terms of components will be easy if we understand the basic ideas like composition on which languages like React are made. So my point is lets learn the ideas on which React stands proudly, so concepts like Components, State, Props falls in place while learning React.
Lets understand the ideas of Explicit Mutation well enough to can get the importance of State and how one can use it smartly. Understanding Explicit Mutation really teaches us why react has a feature like State and importance of library like Redux for the state management in your app. This also helps us to know when to use Redux or atleast gives the ideas when we will need it.
For those coming from a web background how the idea of Single Responsiblity Principle could amaze us as we are so use to with the idea of sepration of Concerns.React is not just a library with which we can create UI, it makes the developing of front End smart, by giving direction to our thougts and helping us to keep the control of UI.
I am currently working as freelancer.I have two years of web experience and just finished with my React bootcamp.Organiser at Mumbai Women Coder and Speaker at Mumbai Js meetup.