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Crack the Frontend Interview with React

In this project-based course you'll learn the mental framework needed to breakdown problems you'll face in Frontend Engineering interviews by building a Star Rating component with React.

1 Day

Average time students take to complete this course.

Taught by: Yihua Zhang
Last updated: June 2024


This isn't just any React practice project... this is a two-in-one. Not only will you practice building a React app, but you'll also be better prepared for your interviews so that you can land your dream job!

What you'll learn

  • Learn the mental framework necessary to dissect and solve problems commonly encountered in Frontend Engineering interviews.
  • Build and understand the complexities involved in creating a 'Star Rating' component, a seemingly simple yet intricately complex project.
  • Gain confidence in Frontend Engineering interviews by mastering efficient problem-solving strategies.
  • Apply the learned mental framework to tackle various components, enhancing your skills not only for interviews but also for real-world job scenarios.

Why Is This React Project Awesome?

Because it's not just a React practice project.

With the rising popularity of Frontend Engineering interviews, you'll want to understand how to efficiently problem solve. Even though these interviews sound scary, they don't have to be!

This project will help you go through the process to build your confidence. Plus you'll be able to use the mental framework taught for tackling any component, not only in your interviews but also in your job.

Wait... What's a Project?

One of the most common things we hear from students is: "I want to build more projects!"

We love hearing that, because building projects is really the best way to learn. And unique, challenging projects can really make your portfolio stand out for potential employers.

But just feel so good when you actually build something real!

That's why we've created ZTM Projects. A collection of comprehensive portfolio and practice projects that you can use to advance your knowledge, learn new skills, build your portfolio, and sometimes even just have fun!

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By becoming a ZTM member you'll not only get access to all our courses, bytes, and projects.

But you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors.

Most importantly, you'll be learning from an industry professional (Yihua) that has actual real-world experience as a Senior Software Engineer. He teaches you the exact strategies and techniques he uses in his role.

Finally, as with all ZTM courses, this course is a living thing. It will be constantly updated as the landscape changes so you can use it as your go-to resource for building React projects now and throughout your career.

Join 1,000s of Zero To Mastery graduates that have gotten hired and are now working at companies like Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, IBM, JP Morgan, Facebook, Shopify + other top tech companies.

They come from all different backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Many even started as complete beginners.

So there's no reason it can't be you too.

And you have nothing to lose. Because you can start learning right now and if this course isn't everything you expected, we'll refund you 100% within 30 days. No hassles and no questions asked.

When's the best time to get started? Today!

There's never a bad time to learn in-demand skills. But the sooner, the better. So start building this React project today by joining the ZTM Academy. You'll have a clear roadmap to developing the skills to build your own projects, get hired, and advance your career.

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Course curriculum

Here's an overview of what you'll learn in this React project.


5 lectures

Project Demo7:15


Project FAQ


Project Resources


Exercise: Meet Your Classmates and Instructor


Set Your Learning Streak Goal


Let's Build Our Star Rating Component!

9 lectures



Verify the Requirements4:14


Start our Star Component6:26


Adding Basic Functionality7:30


Adding Active State5:38


Adding in Reset4:52


Implementing Hovered Rating10:48




Final Touches7:03


Where To Go From Here?

1 lectures

Review This Project!


Meet your instructor

Your instructor (Yihua) isn't just an expert with years of real-world professional experience. He has been in your shoes. He makes learning fun. He makes complex topics feel simple. He will motivate you. He will push you. And he will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Yihua Zhang

Hi, I'm Yihua Zhang!

Yihua, an instructor of Zero To Mastery Academy, has been teaching students how to code for over a decade and has worked as a Senior Software Developer for numerous years for some of the largest tech companies in the world.


Yihua Zhang

Senior Software Developer

Frequently asked questions

Are there any prerequisites for this course?


  • Intermediate knowledge of React. Don't have that? Take the React Bootcamp course now!
  • Intermediate knowledge of JavaScript. Don't have that? Take the Web Developer Bootcamp course now!

Do you provide a certificate of completion?

We definitely do and they are quite nice. You will also be able to add Zero To Mastery Academy to the education section of your LinkedIn profile as well.

Are there subtitles?

Yes! We have high quality subtitles in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Romanian, Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Japanese.

You can even adjust the text size, color, background and more so that the subtitles are perfect just for you!

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