Course Description

Cycle.js Fundamentals is a comprehensive course designed to introduce you to the world of Cycle.js, a popular functional reactive programming (FRP) framework for building scalable and reactive applications. This course is ideal for front-end developers and software engineers who want to enhance their understanding of FRP and create highly interactive user interfaces. The course is divided into several sections, each of which covers a fundamental aspect of Cycle.js. The first section is an introduction to the framework and its principles. You will learn how Cycle.js leverages the power of functional programming to create reactive applications that respond to user interactions and data changes in real-time. You will also learn about the key concepts of reactive programming, including streams, drivers, and sinks. The second section of the course focuses on the core building blocks of Cycle.js: streams and observables. You will learn how to create and manipulate streams using the RxJS library, and how to use them to model events and data in your applications. You will also learn about the various operators and combinators available in RxJS, and how to use them to transform and combine streams. The third section of the course covers drivers, which are the interface between Cycle.js and the outside world. You will learn how to create drivers that can interact with different types of sources, including DOM elements, HTTP requests, and WebSockets. You will also learn how to write tests for your drivers and ensure that they behave correctly in different scenarios. The fourth section of the course is all about sinks, which are the output of Cycle.js applications. You will learn how to create sinks that can output data to different targets, such as the console, the DOM, or a WebSocket. You will also learn how to combine sinks with drivers to create fully functional Cycle.js applications. The final section of the course is a comprehensive project that puts all your newly acquired Cycle.js skills into practice. You will build a real-time chat application that uses WebSockets for communication and the DOM for displaying messages. This project will test your knowledge of streams, drivers, and sinks, and give you hands-on experience with building reactive applications in Cycle.js. In summary, Cycle.js Fundamentals is an in-depth course that covers all the essential concepts and techniques for building reactive applications using Cycle.js. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of FRP, RxJS, drivers, sinks, and streams, and be able to build complex and highly interactive applications with ease. Author: André Staltz