How I learned ReactJS + Meteor
I consider myself being a full stack developer. I love it, to have the whole picture of a software. To understand it fully and thoroughly is key for me to create good software.
Why I wanted to learn ReactJS + Meteor
I already knew several other programming languages. They are to me my tools to solve Real world problems.
Take this metaphor: A hammer is a great tool. But to use a hammer on a screw is not a good idea. You may eventually get the screw into the wood. But damage is for sure.
How I approached learning ReactJS + Meteor
Challenges I faced
I had many roadblocks ahead. Some of which forced me to redo a lot of code. But that also helped me to get a deeper and better understanding of React
I love the speed of creating fabulous results.
Tips and advice
Do not be afraid to ask for help. It saves you more time than sitting in front of a problem and trying to solve it yourself. You may get passed a roadblock. But the frustration until then and the wasted time are not worth it.
Final thoughts and next steps
My next project will be a Java project. I am going to rewrite an old Java project using Spring Boot with Angular as Frontend to get it to look state of the art.
Spring Boot is the tool of choice because it looks very promising and being a Java framework eases the rewriting quite a bit.