Creating React Applications with Python
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Creating React Applications with Python

A novel approach for achieving Full-Stack Python

About the Book

This short book is a quick tutorial on the approach I've started using to create front-end React applications using Python. It's a high-level look at what I've documented at depth in my book React to Python and serves as the base material for the presentation I give as an introduction on the subject.

The general idea is that by using the pip-installable Transcrypt transpiler, you can code to JavaScript libraries using Python. The transpiling process works in a similar way to how TypeScript gets converted to JavaScript. The main benefits in this case being:

  • You get to use Python for full-stack development.
  • There is potential for code reuse on the front-end and back-end
  • Using one language for full-stack web development keeps you from having to constantly switch languages in your brain while coding.
  • Oh, and you don't have to program in JavaScript :-)

This approach isn't for everyone, but as someone who really enjoys coding in Python, it has been working out really well for me and I want to share my excitement about being able to use Python to code front-end web applications. If you want to keep informed of any updates or new material posted related to this approach, join the React to Python mailing list.

Enjoy!

About the Author

John Sheehan
John Sheehan

John Sheehan graduated with a degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has been programming primarily with Python for the past decade. As a freelance software developer, they have developed custom business software for scores of companies throughout the United States. In their free time, John is an avid DIYer, electronics enthusiast, and musician. They are currently based in sunny Southern California, and are the meetup organizer for the local Python and Raspberry Pi user groups.

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