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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 create React components and explored their basic features. In particular, we:

  • Learned how to define a component as a class derived from React.Component, and how to import specific CSS styles
  • Explored the syntax of JSX, which allows us to quickly define the graphical aspect of a component and use React components that were defined elsewhere
  • Combined React components in order to build other components
  • Used state management features so that React components automatically update their visual representation when data changes

In the next chapter, we will analyze how to manage user interaction with a React-based application; in other words, how to capture events and make a UI react to those events.