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React 16 Essentials - Second Edition

By : Christopher Pitt, Artemij Fedosejev, Adam Boduch
Book Image

React 16 Essentials - Second Edition

By: Christopher Pitt, Artemij Fedosejev, Adam Boduch

Overview of this book

React 16 Essentials, Second Edition, fully updated for React 16, takes you on a fast-paced journey through building your own maintainable React 16 applications. React experts Artemij Fedosejev and Adam Boduch give you all the essentials you need to know and start working with React 16, in this new edition of the best-selling React.js Essentials title. You'll find the latest React 16 code updates, assessment of React Fiber, new coverage of Redux, and how to work as a modern React developer. The authors offer you their current assessment of React Fiber, and you'll soon be exploring React 16 hands on, creating your own single and multiple user interface elements with React 16. You'll then see how to create stateless and stateful components and make them reactive. You'll also learn to interact between your components and lifecycle methods, and gauge how to effectively integrate your user interface components with other JavaScript libraries. Delve deep into the core elements of the Redux architecture and learn how to manage your application and data persistence. Then go the extra mile with the Jest test framework, and run multiple tests on your applications and find solutions to scale without complexity. Today React is used by Facebook, Instagram, Khan Academy, and Imperial College London, to name a few. Many new users recognize the benefits of React and adopt it in their own projects, forming a fast-growing community. The speed at which React has evolved promises a bright future for anyone who invests in learning it today. Let Artemij and Adam bring you a brand new look at React 16 and React Fiber, and move your web development into the future.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
React 16 Essentials Second Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback
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What's New in React 16

Chapter 10. Supercharging Your React Architecture with Flux

The process of building a web application has one quality that somewhat mirrors the process of evolution of life itself—it never ends. Unlike building a bridge, building a web application has no natural state that represents the end of the development process. It's up to you or your team to decide when you should stop the development process and release what you've already built.

In this book, we've reached the point at which we can stop developing Snapterest. Right now, we have a small React.js application with a basic functionality that simply works.

Isn't that enough?

Not exactly. Earlier in this book, we discussed how the process of maintaining your web application is much more expensive in terms of time and effort than the process of developing it. If we choose to finish developing Snapterest at its current state, we'll also choose to start the process of maintaining it.

Are we ready to maintain Snapterest? Do we know if its current...