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Today, tools like Babel have made it commonplace to see ES2015, ES2016, ES2017, ES2018, and ES2019 language updates/proposals in babelified source code. These compounding language changes can make it difficult to learn something like React, Apollo GraphQL, or Webpack.
How to Use/Read This Book:
Second, this is a web book. A lot of contexts can be gained by just clicking on links in this book. If you ever feel in need of more context use the links in the text.
How to Use/Read The Code Examples:
Try and view the code examples as an extension of the words. First, read and re-read the words. Then read the code, especially the code comments, from top to bottom as if they are part of the surrounding paragraphs. The goal should be to grok the code until no questions remain as to what the code example is doing and expressing.
While Using/Reading the book remember, by design:
- The words and code comments are intentionally terse with the goal of code comprehension without long-winded and exhaustive explanations.
- The code examples are contrived to reveal the nature of the code. Focus on what the code is doing and making sure you understand it, potentially over my words.
- The book is a mix of a mini book, a reference, and cheatsheet. Expect it to feel like one of these or all of these at the same time.
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