React and GraphQL Blog

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How aligned is GraphQL to your business needs?

GraphQL can help product engineering teams build products much faster. Companies like Facebook or...

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If you think GatsbyJS is only a static site generator, you are missing the point

After a year using GatsbyJS to build what I thought was a “simple static site”, I had a kerpow:...

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Are Employee Retention and Employee Training Related?

Many companies struggle to retain their talent, but there is an easy solution: invest in training. I...

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Why Learn React in a React Academy

Earlier this year, we discussed how to choose an online React course and helped hundreds of...

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How Do CTOs Approach Private Dev Training & Upskilling?

We’ve interviewed quite a few of our past students, each with their own unique story to tell. But...

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The challenge of learning while working: Rafael’s story

Back in April 2020 after our Remote Bootcamp we had a chat with Rafael, who attended the Advanced...

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Remote GraphQL Training: Raghu’s Story

After receiving a sponsorship from Hasura, Raghu took part in our remote GraphQL training programme....

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Learning React in COVID-19 times: Daniela's story

Changing careers is never easy. It’s a daunting prospect and sometimes it can feel simpler to just...

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Try React or GraphQL Training Before You Enrol

No matter what it is, when you make an investment in life you always want to try before you buy....

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How to choose our React training combination that suits you best

We’ve been training developers to use React since early 2016, and in that time we’ve become huge...

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How To Write A Training Request Letter (template)

Ready to ask your manager to approve your developer training? Copy our sample request letter for...

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How to choose an online course

Following the success of our Remote Training programme early this year, we wanted to clarify the...

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2020 Conferences for Front-end Developers

Is improving your skills also one of your main goals for 2020? According to Finder, 31,64% of the...

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The Five 2020 T-Shaped Developer Trends You Need to Know

With the rate of technological change today, no developer can afford to rest on their laurels and...

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React GraphQL Academy teaching method

A teaching method encompasses the principles and methods used by teachers to enable student...

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4 reasons why you should host our React GraphQL training

We’re proud to offer a range of training opportunities at React GraphQL Academy. From one-week...

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Join our meetups and support minorities in tech

If you can’t get enough React and GraphQL, then we have something for you: our very own meetups....

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Women in Tech - Georgina’s Story

At React GraphQL Academy, we pride ourselves on our commitment to helping under-represented groups...

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A TypeScript tale  - Interfaces, Classes & Generics

So far, in the previous episodes, we have covered the various basic types but will come to a point...

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Why use React with GraphQL?

React and GraphQL are designed to work together so you can build declarative, performant and...

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Join us at React Day Berlin Conference and Workshops

After a successful appearance at React Amsterdam earlier this year, React GraphQL is thrilled to be...

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A TypeScript tale - The almighty types

“A type is a syntactic method for enforcing levels of abstraction in programs. The study of type...

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Ask Alex: Do I need a CS degree to become a good developer?

If someone else can learn to do it, you can too. That’s always the case, it’s always been the case,...

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How to ask for training approval from your boss

If we can all agree on one thing, it’s that developers work in an environment that moves...

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How to evaluate tech training outcomes

Training is two things to a corporate organisation: necessary and expensive. But in a world where...

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A TypeScript tale - How to setup and configure

One of the mistakes I’ve made when I started with TypeScript was not to bother seeing what tools...

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Learning React, improving job prospects, making friends - Rafael’s story

Meet Rafael Rafael Fraga joined us in Lisbon to learn React fast during our week-long React...

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A TypeScript tale — episode 1

Anyone learning programming for the first time will have to understand types early on. They are...

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Testing React applications

In this article you are going to learn what is the best approach to test your React components. The...

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The number one reason that will make you want to test your code

Writing software is complex I teach advanced coding to professional developers from all over the...

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5 reasons why advanced dev training will keep your company tech-relevant

With advanced dev training, you can equip your team with the knowledge to satisfy their professional...

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Arise React GraphQL Academy - Announcing Our New Name

We’ve been teaching the React Ecosystem for many years now and if there’s one thing we’ve learnt is that being adaptable is key. Staying…

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Intern to Dev Lead via learning React - Lara’s story

Meet Lara Lara Ramey works at Cosy, a clever app that allows you to control your thermostat on the go. When she joined Seattle based Cosy…

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Announcing our new GraphQL Bootcamp!

At React GraphQL Academy, we’re keen to get more people into the world of the React ecosystem. Our expert developers have been coaching…

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What is GraphQL used for?

Some say that data is the new oil, but it isn’t enough to just have a vast amount of data - you also need to know how to use it efficiently…

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Are YOU the Perfect React GraphQL Student?

We’ve been teaching since 2016 and in that time we’ve often been asked what makes the perfect React GraphQL Academy student. We’ve been…

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Who uses GraphQL anyway??

You may know what GraphQL is and why it’s so useful, but if you’re yet to be convinced of this syntax’s capabilities you need only look at…

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React is all about composition

Software development is, in essence, the process of breaking a problem down into smaller problems, implementing solutions for those smaller…

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What's the difference between React & React Native?

The two share a lot in common, but you’re going to want to take a minute before you dive in and create your first React Native app. There…

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Heading to React Amsterdam? We’ll see you there!

As the alumni from our training will probably tell you, we live and breathe all things React here at React GraphQL Academy. True as that is…

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Top 10 reasons why you should learn React right now

Despite competition from Vue.js and Angular, React is proving developers’ go-to choice for building exciting web applications. Whether you…

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Server-side rendering SSR made easy with React

Server-side rendering refers to the technique in which a web server returns dynamic HTML on the HTTP response. By dynamic I mean the HTML on…

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Unit testing explained with JavaScript

What is a unit test? I find useful to start explaining unit tests using the following example. Once I was hired to work on a big project for…

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Learn React the fast way

The good news is that learning React fundamentals is achievable quite quickly (assuming you’re already a developer). There are two critical…

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Must know JavaScript for React developers

React is written in JavaScript (JS), and not just any JS, modern JS. At React GraphQL Academy the thing that we often see students…

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Introduction to Redux

There is a fundamental question you should know how to respond before learning Redux, the question is: What is the state of an app? Let’s…

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Styling in React

Let’s start by questioning some design principles that have dominated the way we’ve styled websites for the last few decades. Separation of…

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React forms controlled & uncontrolled components

React is a tool, not a Framework. React’s job is to render user interfaces. This means that React does not ship any code to make the…

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Secure React apps using JWT and React Router

You should protect your React app at two different layers: At the API layer, the data that the user can read or change. At the React layer…

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Introduction to Thinking in React

In this post we are going focus on the declarative part of React. If you look at the following code, can you try to imagine this app? It…

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