I’m now trying to move on to the data visualization module, and I’m disappointed to see that the tutorials for this section are all ‘coming soon’. I would like to keep making progress, so can you guys recommend any good beginner tutorials for Sass, React and D3?
I was in this position recently too, the Data Viz is definitely a step up from the Front End!
As far as Sass goes, to me it is really just adding some efficiency and optimization to your CSS. I use variables and nesting a lot, but it has other features as well. Sass is definitely the easiest of these three to learn and codecademy has a Sass tutorial they released recently.
If you don’t mind shelling out a few bucks, I bought the Modern React with Redux course by Stephen Grider on Udemy. It is really nice if you’re like me and you find the setting up of a React environment to be obtuse and opaque. He starts you out with a boilerplate so you can skip over all the Webpack and npm dependencies nonsense, and actually work on learning React.
Webpack was a big roadblock for me and I made zero progress for weeks because I couldn’t wrap my head around it, so this helped me bypass it. Highly recommend this course over any other React resource I found because so many of them start off with “Ok, so webpack…”
Sass is easy enough just by reading the docs on their website. It’s way easier to learn than React and kind of silly because the amount of CSS it’s saving me from writing, at least in the Markdown Previewer project, was about 50 characters.
Can’t point you anywhere on D3 because I’m not there yet.
@bonham000 I am watching the youtube link you provided for D3.Thee example of Enter,Update.Exit is not working properly(giving wrong results.). I am copy pasting it but it’s not giving the desired result as on their github link or youtube video. haven’t you face any problem? Any suggestions?
Anyone have any idea when any of those courses will be brought over from beta to the current site? Do they have a news page or forum discussion where they release any approximate time frames of when we can expect these updates?
I don’t think anyone really knows, Eric. They were originally planned to be released on September 16… Then Quincy told me he hoped to have it done by the new year…
freeCodeCamp is completely volunteer funded, so there is no set date or deadline. In the New Year’s Eve livestream, Quincy said that it should come out this year. The site is now in beta, this means that most new features are in place, but they need to be tested more fully. Also there are no more issues in the curriculum expansion repo… things are moving very quickly, it should be in place very soon!