This Week In CloseBrace - December 8th, 2017

We've got tutorials, information, and a definitive schedule for wrapping up Five Minute React this week. Let's get to it!


On Tuesday I posted Five Minute React 75 - Wire Up Remove Buttons, which covers adding the necessary API endpoints, actions, and reducers to allow users to remove artists and albums from their lists. On Thursday, Five Minute React 76 - Upgrade Node and React went live. The title's pretty self-explanatory. We take a quick break from coding to make an easy move to Node 8.9.x and React 16, both of which are pretty great!

Next week will bring Five Minute React 77 - Improving The Home Page on Tuesday, in which we add a few things to our home page to make it somewhat more useful. That also brings the end of principal coding for MusicList! After that, we switch to focusing on cleanup and deployment. The first tutorial in that group, which will go up next Thursday, is Five Minute React 78 - Final Webpack Optimizations, in which we reduce our bundle size by an astounding 17.5x.


Here's how the next few weeks will work:

Dec 10th - 16th: Tutorials on Tue/Thur as normal
Dec 17th - 23rd: One Tutorial on Wednesday
Dec 24th - 30th: No Tutorials
Dec 31st - Jan 6th: Tutorials on Tue/Thur as normal
Jan 7th - 13th: Tutorials on Tue/Thur as normal
Jan 14th - 20th: Probable final Five Minute React tutorials

The Future

After the above schedule, there will be a break from updates as I re-tool some aspects of how this site works. I don't want to cover what's changing yet because the truth is I don't fully know. I'm still working on figuring out how CloseBrace is going to operate in 2018. As soon as I have more clarity, you all will be the first to know!

That's all I've got for this week. See you next Friday.

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