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Join Kent C. Dodds for "Web App Fundamentals (Part 1)"

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The problem statement

The web is a powerful tool for building applications

And too many web developers don't know how to use it

Since the beginning, the web platform has had primitives for building applications that can reach the increasing number of people on the planet with an internet connection. Tools exist to help you do this, but a lack of understanding in the web primitives they're built upon has led many web developers to build applications that are slow, inaccessible, and difficult to maintain.

Understanding the foundational primitives of the web will make you a better web developer, regardless of the tools you use. In this workshop we'll be working in a real-world application that uses a framework, but do so through the lense of the web platform primitives to make sure we're taking full advantage of the web. And then we'll come back in Web App Fundamentals (Part 2) to take it even further.

At the end of this workshop you'll be able to do all of these things yourself.

Here's why you should register for the workshop.

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  1. 01.Load CSS and use modern authoring techniques

    Learn how to optimize your web application's styling by loading CSS efficiently and using modern authoring techniques that can save you and your team time and effort in the long run.

  2. 02.Take full advantage of the power of the URL

    The URL is a powerful tool for building web applications. It's one of the super-powers of the web that other platforms don't have. In this workshop, you'll learn how to use it effectively to improve both the user experience as well as the developer experience and the usability of your web application.

  3. 03.Load your data efficiently

    One of the keys to building a high-quality web application is loading your data efficiently. In this workshop, you'll learn how to optimize your data loading, including using platform standard caching techniques.

  4. 04.Use JavaScript to enhance the experience, not enable it

    JavaScript can add a lot of value to your web application, but it's important to use it wisely. In this workshop, you'll learn how to use JavaScript to enhance the user experience, rather than relying on it to enable core functionality. This will make your application more accessible and maintainable in the long run. We're going to make JavaScript pay for it's weight.

The topics we will be covering.

This is what we will talk about.

    01.
    Styling
    02.
    Nested routing
    03.
    Data loading
    04.
    Data mutations
    05.
    Scripting (Pending UI and prefetching)
Required experience

You should have experience with these JavaScript features and attend my React Hooks Workshop or have the equivalent experience. This workshop will use TypeScript, but should be completable if you do not have experience with TypeScript.

Important Note

Depending on the questions asked during the workshop, or necessary changes in the material, the actual content of the workshop could differ from the above mentioned topics.

What to expect from a Kent C. Dodds workshop

My primary goal is retention. If you can't remember what I've taught you, then the whole experience was a waste of our time.

With that in mind, we'll follow the teaching strategy I've developed over years of teaching (learn more about my teaching strategy here).

The short version is, you'll spend the majority of time working through exercises that are specifically crafted to help you experiment with topics you may have never experienced before. I intentionally put you into the deep end and let you struggle a bit to prepare your brain for the instruction.

Based on both my personal experience and scientific research around how people learn, this is an incredibly efficient way to ensure you understand and remember what you're learning. This is just one of the strategies I employ to improve your retention. I think you'll love it!

I'm excited to be your guide as we learn together!

Don't just take my word for it.

What others have to say

It was 🤯. A lot of fun, and I learned so much in one day. My understanding of how the web actually works is now more and I got excited about Remix too. Pumped to put it all into practice. 13/10.

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Gwen Shapira

Co-founder @ Nile

EpicReact.dev is amazing! I knew almost immediately that the cost was justified. I'm self-taught, and Kent clearly and concisely filled in gaps in my knowledge and corrected assumptions I incorrectly relied on.

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Josh Payette

Software Developer

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