Was the virtual DOM so revolutionary that we're overlooking the best parts of React? It's an interesting question and in this article Dan talks about what he thinks are really the best parts of React, even though they're not typically in the 'React is good because of X' conversation.
React isn’t difficult to learn; putting all of the pieces together to build a full web application in React is. Throughout this series Tyler will walk you through how to build applications in React with Gulp/Browserify, Flux, React-Router, and Firebase. In this first post Tyler gives you a very in depth intro to React covering everything from JSX to State and Props to the component life cycle.