17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK

Introduction to ES6 and React

Tony Edwards (Netflix)
9:30–13:00 Wednesday, 19/10/2016
Location: Balmoral Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A moderate to advanced knowledge of JavaScript (ES5 at least)

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A laptop with your favorite code editor installed
  • LTS release of Node.js installed prior to the tutorial

What you'll learn

  • Gain a good foundation in React and ES6 you can build upon to create performant web applications


Tony Edwards explores the basics of React and ES6 (ES2015) and demonstrates how to use them to ship awesome code at breakneck speed. By the end of the tutorial, you’ll have a demo web app running on Node.js.

Topics include:

  • Why React is taking over the world of web development
  • A crash course on React for server and client
  • JSX syntax
  • Universal rendering (both Node.js server and client)
  • ES6 syntax and features used at Netflix
  • Transpilation of ES6 to ES5 using Babel
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Tony Edwards


Tony Edwards works as a UI engineer at Netflix on the Acquisition UI team. He lives in San Francisco and loves architecture, music, art, and food.