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Learning Resources

API Documentation

It's recommended that you start by reading the Developer Guide.

The documentation for the latest release can be found in API Reference.

The documentation for previous releases are in the docs directory on the <version-release> branch in this repo.

Technical Deep Dive

An in-depth view into the technical details and architectural decisions behind Google Slides

Live Demos

The sources of website demos can be found in the repo's examples directory. Most of the applications use React, although non-React templates are provided for developers from other ecosystems.

Prototyping & Sharing

PureJS examples in prototyping environments. These are great templates for feature testing and bug reporting:

Community's Medium blog

Showcases of projects built with

Join our Slack workspace for learning and discussions.

Learning Reactive UI Programming is designed according to "functional UI programming" principles, popularized by frameworks like React. The key to writing good, performant applications and layers lies in knowing how to minimize updates and redundant calculations, understanding concepts like "shallow equality" etc. This is critical when using with React, but can still be helpful to understand when using in non-React contexts.

There is an impressive amount of information (documentation, blog posts, educational videos, etc.) on the reactive programming paradigm in relation to modern web frameworks such as React, Flux and Redux. Where to start depends mostly on your application architecture choices. Exploring such information will take you beyond what we can cover in the basic developer guide article on Updates.

Understanding WebGL2/WebGPU

Knowledge of WebGL2 or WebGPU is only needed if you want to create custom layers in Note that while trying out a new ambitious rendering approach for a new layer will likely require deeper knowledge, it is often possible to modify or extend existing layers (including modifying the shader code) with a surprisingly limited amount of WebGL2/WebGPU knowledge.

Some good resources for learning WebGL2/WebGPU: