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You’ve been coding for how long and you haven’t read any source code yet!? Just kidding, everything’s going to be ok. But seriously though… if you’re new to coding, you’re probably like me and are waiting too long to jump into a professional codebase to poke around. Today I want to walk you through some source code and see what lessons we can draw from this process.

The library that we are going to look at is Redux, “A Predictable State Container for JS Apps.” The lessons we take away today should translate regardless of the library that you choose to explore. But Redux has a small codebase, making it a great place for us to start on this journey. If you’re not familiar, Redux is an excellent tool for managing state, for the frontend of your applications. …

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