React?! What is ‘this’?? A funky way to get around having to rebind this

Zac having an epiphany

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Hack24 which is a hackathon organised in my local area. It was a great opportunity to enjoy being part of my local development community as well...

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Mission Statement for The Reactionary going forward

This week I’m going to be taking a short break from our regularly scheduled program to have a quick chat with you about The Reactionary, meta as hell right? Just recently we ticked over...

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A Fullstack developers survival guide to the JS jungle – Part 2

Zac doing his best to survive

Welcome back! Or welcome if you missed the first part of this tip series. In this series I am trying to help Fullstack Developers make the metamorphisis from developer who are only paying lip service...

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A Fullstack developers survival guide to the JS jungle – Part 1

Zac doing his best to survive

You may not know this but by trade I’m actually a Fullstack .NET developer. I just happen to be one of those weird Fullstack developers who has more of an affinity to the front...

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Down Periscope!: A deep dive into PropTypes in React.

Zac diving into binary numbers

No time for “welcomes” or even “welcome backs” now! Baton down the hatches! We’re going to dive deep into the depths of the React source this week and take a look at PropTypes and...

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Diary of a wannabe contributor: The road to my first React PR

Zac pledging to be a good open source contributor

It’s been about 2 years. That’s right, about 2 years ago I uttered to a nerdy friend of mine at the pub, “Ya know? I’d really like to be an open source contributor. That’d be awesome....

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Making a memorable entrance (or exit): How to use ReactCSSTransitionGroup

Zac making a dramatic entrance

Welcome back one and all! I’m excited to see you here and eager for you to take your next step on your CodeQuest towards the grok of React.js. It’s been a long road so...

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Book Review: React, Up and Running by Stoyan Sefanov

Zac with the React Up and running book

Welcome, dear reader, to another book review at The Reactionary. As I mentioned in my last book review I’m working my way down the top hits on Amazon for the search term “react.js”. I’m hoping...

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List or Form, why not both? Making a list with a built in editor in React

Zac in a "why not?" pose

A fairly common piece of functionality that you’ll find in applications is a list of data which can be drilled into for more detailed information. This functionality is usual topped off with the ability to...

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Pull up a chair, the show is about to start: Announcing The Reactionary Youtube channel

I am super, super excited to be announcing today that I will posting the first video on to the brand new youtube channel for The Reactionary! Why? I decided that for me to best...

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