Build High Performance UIs with Facebook's React

  • April 16, 2014 · 6:30 PM

This event is being hosted by the Atlanta HTML5 User Group, this is a courtesy crosspost.


In contrast to bulky MV* frameworks, Facebook's React library was built for solving a very specific problem: quickly rendering complex User Interfaces. React's declarative syntax gives developers a simple way to create reactive UI components. In this session, you'll learn how to build simple applications with React, use JSX for templating, and debug with React Developer Tools for Chrome. Additionally, we'll discuss some of the techniques under the hood of the React library, such as Virtual DOM and Synthetic Events.


Chris Aquino, Director of Engineering (Front End / HTML5)

The Front End Engineering department at Big Nerd Ranch specializes in cross-platform app development and training for Open Web technologies. Chris Aquino serves as the director of that department and is the author and Senior Instructor of Big Nerd Ranch's "HTML5 Apps with jQuery" training course. He is lucky to have a team of brilliant engineers who make the web a better place.

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