Announcing React Armory

You may have noticed that the updates having been coming a little slower than usual lately. And now I can let you in on the reason!

I’ve been working on a new set of React guides, but with a catch: the code examples on React Armory are live! This means that you can learn React without leaving your browser. In fact, now you can learn React without even leaving your tab.

I’ll be steadily adding more guides over the coming months. But to start out with, I’ve put together a new version of my “Learn Raw React” guide, which starts with Introducing React.

React Armory also includes a number of live examples, where you can test new ideas without configuring anything. For an example, you can play with this Animated Fractal Tree.

As always, I’d love to hear your feedback! Perhaps something in the new guides is unclear? Or maybe there is something you’d like to read about more? Whatever the reason, you’re always free to send me an e-mail at james@jamesknelson.com. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Lament of the keyboardist

I browsed the Truly Ergonomic
But support sounds truly lethargic

I wanted the Keyboard IO
But manufacture is too slow

I trailed the Filco Ninja
With staggered keys which may cause injure

So stuck with Kinesis Advantage
Somewhat like an unwilling hostage

As jamming shift causes excitement
And coloured keys make Colemak blighted

But faced with carpal tunnel syndrome
I’ll gladly take stockholm syndrome