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You’ll learn the same tools and techniques that are used in software jobs today. Not used-to-use tech from 20 years ago.
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Average? Anything but.
Let's both agree to not settle for average anymore.
We've affectionately titled the course "The Only (Advanced) React Course You'll Ever Need" – because it's true, and because that's our vision. One purchase, buy it for life and access it forever. One Course to Rule Them All.
At Covalence, we've been teaching aspirational developers how to break into their first software development job since 2015.
Now, we're going one step further with our Advanced React course that combines all the hard-earned lessons we've learned from training novices into proficient junior developers with the expertise we've obtained from learning, teaching, and using React since it started going mainstream in 2018.
We built this course for:
- Bootcamp grads that have skimmed the surface of React and can use it, but they don't feel like they really understand it.
- Current developers or technical professionals that want to be guided and up-skilled in React, Redux, and other fundamental concepts and foundations.
- The project manager that's curious about React – maybe even considering a career pivot – but mainly wants to work with their team more effectively.
- College computer science/software dev grads that didn't actually learn relevant skills for today's workforce.
If that sounds like you, perfect. We've been expecting you. And, yes, these are the droids you're looking for.
If you're just now learning the in's and out's of web development, this isn't the course for you. You'll be better off starting with our Front End Fundamentals course created for beginners.
Lectures. Labs. Repeat.
You’ll have several activities and labs to complete in order to prove your mastery of this material. It’s challenging but fun – get ready to work!
Foundations, not frameworks.
Modern web development changes daily. No one can keep up with everything, but we can build up your foundational knowledge base so you’re prepared for anything.
Novice? No matter.
We curate our curriculum with beginners in mind. Everything builds on top of previous topics, so you can go from module one to done.
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A quick refresher on React itself and dealing with APIs and routing. For students coming from our Full Stack course or other bootcamps, some of this may be a review, but it's a worthy refresher before we dive into the nitty gritty details later on in this course.
It's a lot of fun to get going and coding some actual React apps to learn the fundamentals, but what is actually happening behind the scenes? What does React do? How does it decide how to do it? All that fancy JSX and ES6 we write, how does it end up in the browser correctly? The point of this "theory" module is to cover the fundamentals of those burning questions. To give you, the developer, a deeper understanding of what's happening when you write JSX, components, state, and trigger re-renders. This won't be an exhaustive deep dive of every single line of React code, but it is a good starting point in case you get asked in an interview how things actually work. A good craftsmen should know their tools!
Hooked on Hooks
The implementation of Hooks was the first major shift in how you thought about the flow of information within a React application, and it fundamentally changed the way you write components. This module is the ultimate guide to understanding – and using – the major hooks in the React library. useState, useEffect, useCallback, useFetch, refs and memos, and more... It's all here!
So you know a little bit about React now, but you keep seeing other technologies listed on job descriptions and web dev subreddits. What's the big deal with Redux? Redux Toolkit (RTK)? Jotai? (wtf?) Why not just use the Context API? If you find yourself asking the question, "How can I manage complex state scenarios and maintain performance in my React application?" This is the module for you.
Routing has always been one of the tricky bits of React. No more! Learn how to navigate with ease and build your very own Star Wars Wiki in the process. May the Force be with you.
Keepin' it Classy
For those edge cases where your project/company still uses class-based components in React, you'll need to know the differences, nuances, and how to adapt to that environment. This module covers all of that, and how you should think about building components and applications with a class-based component perspective.
Last but certainly not least, learn the minute details – the good-to-know, nice-to-haves, wish-someone-taught-me-sooner – of designing and developing React applications from scratch. If the rest of the course is a puzzle piece that reveals the Foundation of your React knowledge, this module is the glue that holds it all together.
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Starting Covalence was something I was nervous about at first. I had no coding experience whatsoever before Covalence and was somewhat blindly jumping in. The pre-work had me hooked from the beginning. Tic tac toe was a huge challenge early on, but learning how to find solutions and think critically really gave me a rewarding feeling. After that, things with the program got harder on paper, but easier on the mind. Once you have the confidence in yourself, and the team at Covalence behind your back, it is hard to not succeed. The job hunting process was made much easier by the final project at Covalence. Having a full stack application to show off made landing interviews easy work.
I really enjoyed my time at Covalence. The videos were very well done, and the labs did a good job of assessing my knowledge of the material. I can’t say enough good things about the instructors. They let me know (literally every day) they were available for any questions I had. They made sure I knew the fundamentals and were positive and encouraging when I was having difficulty with some concept. They were instrumental in helping me set expectations for implementing features in projects, completing projects, and all throughout the job search experience. I felt I was well prepared for searching for jobs, and was hired within a few months.
Becoming a developer was something I had wanted to do for quite some time, but was unsure of how to get there. Having already gotten a degree in accounting, I didn't feel like going back to college was the right choice for me at this time, both for financial reasons and the time investment required. Luckily, a friend recommended Covalence to me and it sounded like the right option. Overall, I would definitely recommend the program to someone who is looking for a way to transition into the software engineering world, especially if they already have a passion for it. I'm not sure I would have ever gotten to this point on my own and for that I am very grateful for Covalence.
Covalence was, in a word: Awesome. It was the most empowering feeling to look back on what I had a accomplished over the past 3 months. Coding is hard, it just is. It takes work, especially if you’re like me and had never read a line of code before. I was constantly at the edge of my abilities. But, now that I’ve been through it, I have a much stronger mental resolve. My long-term goal is to be an iOS engineer and, thanks to everyone at Covalence, I know that what I want isn’t out of reach.
Covalence has been an invaluable and well-rounded learning experience for me. I consider myself tech-savvy, but not a gadget geek by any means, and Covalence had a great mix of easy-to-follow video lectures and labs, while also challenging me to find my own answers as I progressed through the curriculum. It became evident that this was their intention: you can’t always have the answers provided to you, so you as the developer need to go out and find them sometimes. I felt like I wasn’t simply being taught to be a developer, I was learning on my own how to be a developer.
Covalence's Catalyst program is one of the best investments I've made in my education and career. That may be a bold statement, but I'll explain why in just a moment. As someone who spent over 6 years in the mechanical engineering industry followed by a season in entrepreneurship, Covalence made the most sense for me after a post-pandemic career change.
If you do not have software experience and you want to learn how to code, this is the program for you! If you have experience and want to continue your learning, this program is for you. The full time program is a lot of work...you have to put in the time and the effort to learn. The content and course work builds upon itself seamlessly, and the instructors are there for you every step of the way.
Joining Covalence to learn how to code is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was in retail/food service for 10+ years before deciding to learn how to code, and Covalence was exactly what I needed. The way they have their courses set up build perfectly to teach you what you need to know. The people they have teaching and meeting up with you are super helpful and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend Covalence to anyone interested in coding!
Covalence was one of the best choices I've made for my career. They provided training and insight into cutting edge tools for web-based software development. The instruction was excellent, and I could tell they really care about their students. They also have a vibrant online community on Discord, where instructors, fellow students, and alumni can help each other solve problems and learn, or even just chat. I was very impressed, and their Catalyst course was critical in helping me land my first job in web development. I can't recommend Covalence highly enough.
The Advanced React Course provides additional upskilling in a specific niche in web development – React development. If you're trying to make yourself a more nuanced React developer to make yourself more competitive, then yes, this course may help you get a job; however, we are teaching this content for the sake of teaching it to you, first and foremost. We do not treat this course as an immersive, career-changing program (yet).
We’re big fans of the “buy it for life” principle. Technical, impactful education is our craft, and we're proud of it. You should have access to a course as long as we’re supporting it and you paid for it.
If you aren’t happy with your standalone course purchase for any reason, just let us know within 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund. It’s that easy. All we ask is you provide some feedback so we can improve our services for future students. (Note: immersive programs have their own unique refund policies.)
No. We only issue certificates to students that successfully pass the final assessment at the end of the Catalyst Full Stack Program.
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