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Beginner React course (2021 update). Create a Movie Web App

Beginner React course (2021 update). Create a Movie Web App

A project-oriented beginner React course with a real app! Create an IMDB style real-world Web Application in React.js

What you’ll learn

Beginner React course (2021 update). Create a Movie Web App – Free Course Site

  • Build an entire real-world Web App from start to finish
  • Use Create-React-App as a base
  • The basics of React ( reactjs )
  • State, Props and the flow between components
  • A lot of ES6 Syntaxes
  • Create and use React Components
  • Connect to an external API
  • Routing with React Router
  • Deploy the finished App
  • Use Local Storage to keep state


  • Basic coding principles
  • Javascript fundamentals
  • HTML and CSS (CSS not that important)


UPDATED Dec 2018.

Are you a developer and a beginner at React? Do you want to learn React.js fundamentals in a real-world project-oriented course? Do you like quick learning and straight down to the point? Then this is the course for you!
Guaranteed no “foo” and “bar” … and no “to-do-list” app ?

There are many great React.js courses out there but they’re very huge and A LOT to grasp for beginners. My teaching style and belief is that you learn more by creating many smaller projects than one overwhelming 25 + hours course that tries to show you everything and don’t focus on the fundamentals that much. So this is a 3 hour(ish) course where You’ll learn how to create a Movie App from scratch based on The Movie DB API.

Some reviews are saying:

Beginner React course (2021 update). Create a Movie Web App Course

“One of the best project-oriented courses on Udemy very recommended”

“The instructor was very creative in figuring out a nice illustrative use case for the Movie DB API.”
“A perfect course and a great project with the best explanation possible, I recommend it to everyone that wants to understand the logic of React and how it works.”

What will we do in the course?

We’ll build a light version of an IMDB style React DB Web Application and dive straight into creating our app and gradually learn more until we reach the finish.

My main goal with this course is to mix fun with teaching. There are many tutorials and courses out there that are great but too complex and focus on a lot at the same time. I’m a great movie lover myself so therefore I thought it would be fun to create a web application based on movie data for this course. I hope you enjoy it too!Please make sure to download the STARTER FILES from the resources!

PLEASE NOTE! We’re using a free API key from The Movie Database in this course. This is a great API with a lot of information about Movies and TV Series. Please note that I can not guarantee that the API key I have provided for the course will work forever. Therefore I will not take responsibility for this. I strongly recommend you to get your free API key from The Movie Database. Just register for a free account at The Movie Database and go to your account setting area and select API on the menu. There you can register for your free API key.

Beginner React course (2021 update). Create a Movie Web App Course
In this course you’ll learn:

– React Fundamentals

– Components, props and state

– JSX syntax and expressions

– Fetching data from an external API

– Lifecycle Methods

– Use Create-React-App

– Deploy the finished App

– ES6+ concepts and syntax

– Use Local Storage to keep state

– BONUS: Destructuring state and props with ES6

Who this course is for:

  • Coders who want to learn React

Beginner React course (2021 update). Create a Movie Web App

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