Bloc Capstone

Finally completed the Capstone Project for the Bloc.io Mentorship program.

Actually, truth be told it was finished a couple weeks ago. However, I decided to do it again but with React.

While going through the Bloc program we learn Angular, and with a couple projects under my belt, I could have done it with that. But I decided to expand my repertoire and learn something new. React seemed the logical choice and with some basic tutorials on the net found a course by a guy name of Wes Bos. My Mentor at Bloc.io also recommended him so I decided to check it out. If you haven’t heard of him check it out here at wesbos.com where he has multiple courses. The React For Beginners course was very well done and I found his teaching style was very easy going. I recommend this course to anyone learning React and I have decided to get a couple more of his courses.

As to the Capstone Project, it is a Random Build Generator for a game called Path of Exile. The overall completed project was started with the Create React App and you can see all the code on my Github profile.

As for the completed site, I have published it as a subdomain located here POE Random Build.

I started with the project thinking it was a simple exercise and at times some code came pretty easily. I ended up with a different thought process when it was completed. Learning React was the start but then I kept seeing something and going “ooohhhh that might work…” With that, I saw a meme that everyone knows of “Just ship it”.

Overall learned quite a few things besides just React such as a Dynamic CSS called Stylus, sometimes it’s easier to not use an API and just build some objects yourself, creating and hosting subdomain, and even how to FTP. I know a couple things are probably overlooked such as the creation of subdomain and FTP’ing but it’s good for the experience.

Let me know how you like it, or if you see any bugs by sending me a note caschotchii@gmail.com