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Beginning React

By : Andrea Chiarelli
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Beginning React

By: Andrea Chiarelli

Overview of this book

Projects like Angular and React are rapidly changing how development teams build and deploy web applications to production. In this book, you’ll learn the basics you need to get up and running with React and tackle real-world projects and challenges. It includes helpful guidance on how to consider key user requirements within the development process, and also shows you how to work with advanced concepts such as state management, data-binding, routing, and the popular component markup that is JSX. As you complete the included examples, you’ll find yourself well-equipped to move onto a real-world personal or professional frontend project.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)


In this chapter, we started to explore the React world. In particular, we:

  • Established that React is a user interface library, used to implement the View part of various MV* design patterns
  • Introduced the create-react-app tool, which helps us to set up a development environment to build React-based applications
  • Explored the items composing a typical React-based application
  • Analyzed the approach to designing user interfaces that best fits in the React world

In the next chapter, we will discover how to create React components to build user interfaces for our application.