#301DaysOfCode – Learning React

I was skimming Twitter on a Tuesday as part of my morning routine, when I came across the hashtag #301DaysOfCode. This wasn’t anything new, as I’d seen it a dozen or so times before without really digging into it, but for some reason, this time it piqued my interest.

I had recently been spending a lot of time working purely on WordPress for my business portfolio, but I felt like I was moving a little too far away from the coding atmosphere. You can get a lot done in WordPress with very little actual coding – a good and bad thing depending on who you ask.

This definitely bothered me, so the #301DaysOfCode challenge seemed like a pretty neat and easy way to keep my programming skills in practice. Three minutes and one second a day is do-able for anyone that really wants something. On top of that, I could pick to learn something that was still relevant to my business and WordPress: React.

There has been a lot of buzz around React lately, especially within the WordPress community. With the recent release of Gutenberg, which is built with React, it only made more sense for me to start taking a look at this JavaScript library.

Each week I’ll be trying my best write up a summary of what I’ve learned, and post it here. It will be both a good way to review my knowledge, and a way to share what I’ve learned with others. Possibly, it will even inspire someone else to take up their own #301DaysOfCode challenge.

If you’d like to read more about the challenge, the official README is here:

https://github.com/benjaminspak/301-Days-Of-Code/blob/master/README.md

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