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React: Up & Running - For newbies or beginners?

 
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Is this book fit for absolute newbies or it's necessary to have a basic background knowledge?

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"Basic background knowledge" of what?

A book like this is certainly going to expect you to already have a good handle on JavaScript. The description of the book makes it pretty clear that no prior experience with React is necessary.

So what kind of knowledge are you asking about?
 
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Some JS knowledge is required. But doesn't need to be latest greatest ES2016. If you know about loops and functions in JavaScript you should be fine. If you stopped writing and keeping up with JavaScript 10 years ago you should be fine. The first 3 chapters build on ancient JavaScript that has been around since IE6. Chapter 4 adds React-specific syntax (JSX). From there new JS features (some not even in the browsers yet) are introduced.

In way the book can help you catch up with JS if you've been under a rock for a while
 
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What? No generators on page 1?  
 
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yeah, I shied away from generators completely
 
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Good plan. I think of all the recent JS additions, generators seem to cause more head explosions than anything else.
 
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