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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
Free Chapter
What's New in React 16

Getting data from the Twitter Streaming API

The data for our React application will come from Twitter. Twitter has a Streaming API that anyone can plug into and start receiving an endless flow of public tweets in the JSON format.

To start using the Twitter Streaming API, you'll need to perform the following steps:

  1. Create a Twitter account. For this, go to and sign up; or sign in if you already have an account.

  2. Create a new Twitter app by navigating to, and click on Create New App. You will need to fill the Application Details form, agree with Developer Agreement, and click on Create your Twitter application. Now you should see your application's page. Switch to the Keys and Access Tokens tab.

In the Application Settings section of this page, you'll find two vital pieces of information:

  • Consumer Key (API Key), for example, jqRDrAlKQCbCbu2o4iclpnvem

  • Consumer Secret (API Secret), for example, wJcdogJih7uLpjzcs2JtAvdSyCVlqHIRUWI70aHOAf7E3wWIgD

Take a...