Is it a good idea to follow this plan or get straight to React 18 after JS ? Perhaps the TypeScript course has some backend stuff and I’m afraid that I will get confused!
Any advice and guidance from you guys would be very much appreciated since I am quite new on this!
Thank you very much in advance! I hope you have a nice day all!
TypeScript and HTML course would be recommended to help you understand the React course. Your learning curve will be easier and you will be happier that you understand the course. Wishing you the best.
I really thank you for your advice @usaszerelem ! I am still thinking about it since I already have some decent html skills, plus Mosh mentions that no TypeScript knowledge is required to take the React 18 course.
Now, after finishing the React Beginners course, I can tell you my experience:
During most of the course, it was no problem to follow along. The TypeScript parts were well explained.
BUT: Doing the Project, which is the last part of the course (3 h), the TypeScript parts confused me a lot and instead of concentrating on how the app is built, I mainly concentrated on how to get the TypeScript correct. Frankly, I found this too difficult.
I also bought the TypeScript Course, but haven’t gotten far yet. I first want to master React.
I wish you all the best!
Hi @Birgit , I want to thank you for sharing your learning experience via your reply!
I’m happy that there are people on the same path as me and are willing to help me!
Thank you so much!
@Nikos if you are getting comfortable with JS, then TS isn’t too much of a stretch, the main principles is that it adds type safety and interfaces (this can introduce the idea of polymorphism, a concept common in OOP).
I would say that if you want to take the React + TypeScript course then knowing just JS is more than enough (although some light reading on OOP concepts would definitely make it a lot easier). Mosh goes into the specifics of TypeScript in the course. If you are looking to save some money and time I would say that you can safely move onto the React + TypeScript course without having to get the TypeScript course and taking time to learn that first (this is true, only if you are comfortable with JS though).
if you want to level up and practice your JS skills, I recommend
It helped me get confident with JS and it is FREE!
However, in terms of just learning a well-rounded set of skills for general web dev, then getting more experience in JS makes sense.
Thank you very much @djb160 for your reply! After so much google search your reply seems to be very accurate as well!