As a front end developer, I understand how difficult it can be to transition from front end to app growth. App creation necessitates a specific collection of talents, not to mention the various moving parts and technologies involved. But that doesn’t rule out the possibility. In this post, I’ll describe my experience as a front end developer transitioning to Shopify app growth. We’ll look at what resources are available, where the application should be hosted, and how the submission process works. But, most importantly, I’d like to illustrate that you don’t need to be a full-stack backend developer to do so. You can build Shopify apps regardless of what sort of production you do. Now, let’s get started. What are the benefits of Shopify applications for front-end developers? I work as a front-end developer for a living.
the fundamentals of React A front end developer should be familiar with everything on this list. I figured I had these topics covered, but if you don’t use them in development on a regular basis, you’ll have a hard time understanding your application code. There are numerous videos available online to help you brush up on these skills, but FrontendMasters provided me with all I needed in one convenient location. I took two courses in particular: Kyle Simpson’s The Recent Parts, which covers topics like destructuring, spread operators, and async functions (which almost anything your app does, like API calls and server functions, would depend on); and Steve Kinney’s State Management in Pure React v2, which covers React hooks, state management, and context, allowing you to work with React and Polaris. Putting a few days into training so I could really grasp the nitty-gritty bits of what I was doing saved me so much time in development hours, regardless of which courses or tutorials you select.