So, this post is going to be one of so many Love Songs to Mister Wes Bos. Wes apparently decided at some point of his existence as a brilliant web developer to make a living from sharing his wisdom. And I'm very happy he did!
Just recently a buddy of mine and myself wanted to get started with Gatsby and try that out as a static site generator instead of my long friend Jekyll (The outcome of that story is gonna be another post but it's going to be another love song, I can tell you that much already 😁).
Quick version: Gatsby is based on React and I did not have the slightest clue about React!
I remebered the time when I wanted to get rid of jQuery in my life because it felt old and clunky. At that time I stumbled over Wes' ES6 for Everyone Course, took that and was very happy with my new knowledge and my jQuery-free life!
Gladly, Wes did another brilliant Course called "React for Beginners". And just as with the ES6 Course, I crawled through that Course in a couple days and came out the other end with a solid understanding of React and therefore Gatsby too!
See the Pen SUPER simple Canvas fun (Credits to Wes Bos) by Nils Borg (@nilsborg) on CodePen.
I never worked with
<canvas> before and was very surprised how easy this fun thing was to create!