A friend of mine was teaching herself React and got confused by how the
self in Python. It’s not. So I typed up a longish Gist on how this works and how it applies to React. It’s not the only explanation of
this out there, but I couldn’t find one that tied into React, so … there it is.
this works and got really frustrated when she started running into weird behavior related to how React does (or used to do) auto-binding.