October 5, 2019

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Frontend Workshop from HTML/CSS/JS to TypeScript/React/Redux

repo name microsoft/frontend-bootcamp
repo link https://github.com/microsoft/frontend-bootcamp
homepage https://microsoft.github.io/frontend-bootcamp/
language TypeScript
size (curr.) 14744 kB
stars (curr.) 9544
created 2019-02-24
license Other

Frontend Bootcamp / Days in the Web

🚨🚨 This project is a work in progress! Issues and pull requests are encouraged. 🚨🚨


In this two-day workshop you’ll learn the basics of frontend development while building a working web app.

The first day provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the web: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This is targeted at new and experienced developers alike. On the second day we’ll dive into more advanced topics like TypeScript, state management, and testing. While the examples should be accessible to anyone, you’ll get the most out of it if you have some prior experience with programming and web technologies.

Getting set up

1. Required software

Before starting, make sure your computer has up-to-date versions of the following installed:

2. Installing and opening the project

  • Open VS Code and then press ctrl + ` (backtick, in top left corner of keyboard) to open the built-in terminal
  • Use the cd (change directory) command to find an appropriate place for your code
  • Type git clone https://github.com/Microsoft/frontend-bootcamp.git into the terminal to pull down a copy of the workshop code
  • Type cd frontend-bootcamp to change your current directory to the bootcamp folder
  • Type npm install to install all of the project dependencies
  • Type code -r . to open the bootcamp code in VS Code

If on a Mac, be sure you’ve followed these steps first to make the code command available.

3. Run the “inner loop” build

At this point, your VS Code window should look something like this:

To start the dev “inner loop,” run:

npm start

This will load the site shown below.

4. Lesson Structure

  1. Demos will either be via CodePen (Steps 1, 2 and 3) or done in the step folder. Follow the step README to walkthrough the demo.

  2. Much like demos, exercises are done via CodePen or in the project step folders. These exercises will give you an opportunity to try what was demonstrated in the first step.

What to expect

For each lesson, the presenter will walk through some demo code to teach core concepts about the topic. Don’t worry about writing code at this point. Just follow along via the readmes linked below.

Most lessons also have an exercise portion. Exercise instructions are usually found in the readme for each step’s “exercise” folder.

Day one

Day one covers the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, as well as an introduction to React and Typescript.

  1. Introduction to HTML
  2. Introduction to CSS
  3. Introduction JavaScript
  4. Introduction to React
  5. React Components
  6. State-driven UI
  7. Types and UI-driven state

Day two

  1. TypeScript basics
  2. UI Fabric component library
  3. Theming and styling
  4. React Context
  5. Redux: Store
  6. Redux: React binding

Bonus content

Additional resources

Follow the authors!

If you are interested in JavaScript, TypeScript, React, Redux, or Design Systems, follow us on Twitter:

Other projects from the UI Fabric team at Microsoft


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