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May 11, 2020
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You've heard of React, but is it right for you? In this course, React: The Big Picture, you will first learn why React has become so popular. Next, you will learn the tradeoffs inherent in React's design. Finally, you will explore some drawbacks to consider. After watching this course, you'll have a clear understanding of React's core use cases, advantages, and drawbacks so you can make an educated decision on whether React is right for you.

About the author
About the author

Cory is an independent consultant with over 15 years of experience in software development. He is the principal consultant at and a Microsoft MVP.

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Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, my name is Cory House, and welcome to React: The Big Picture. I'm the principle consultant at Are you considering React and wondering why it's so popular? Are you curious if React is a good fit for you and your team? Or perhaps you're already using React, but you want to better understand the merits and downsides so that you can better sell React to your coworkers and leadership. If so, this course is for you. In this course, we're going to answer three questions. Why should I choose React? What tradeoffs are inherent in React's design, ecosystem, and philosophy? And why shouldn't I choose React? Some of the major topics that we'll cover include the many potential use cases for React, what sets React apart from its competition, key projects to consider in the React ecosystem, approaches to mitigating React's downsides, and the five key decisions that you need to make to get started. By the end of this course, you'll understand React in its ecosystem at a high level, and you'll have a clear view of React's strengths, tradeoffs, and weaknesses. I hope you'll join me to learn what makes React special in React: The Big Picture, at Pluralsight.