Personal Challenge

Writing a book on how to build ReactJS applications

I'm challenging myself to write a book on how to build simple applications using ReactJS

Abdush Shakoor March 13th, 2020

Over the past few months, I've been spending some of my free time to learn ReactJS and I've got to say, I really like it and got a hang of it after lots of trials and errors.

Just to make it clear, I didn't become a ReactJS expert or something but I figured that writing a book on something that you've learnt would help you understand the material much more deeper.

And since I do believe in it, I decided to challenge myself to write a book on it.

What's the aim of the book?

I aim to cover the fundamentals and concepts of ReactJS using a progressive and an example-driven approach. You know like on how to write reusable UI components, handle user events and interactions and managing state and props of a component.

By the end of this book, the reader will have solid understanding of React's concepts and be able to build cool applications using it.

When's it going to be released?

Honestly, I didn't plan on the size of the book yet but the practical content for it i.e. the actual code and applications are ready. I aim to release it somewhere around late April 2020.

Are you planning to monetize it?

Umm, nope! I believe that knowledge should be accessible for everyone and I plan on making the book open source, so that it can get updated as per the latest changes.


I know it's a short article but I feel like I wanted to challenge myself with a small goal for this year.

Let's see how it goes!