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React Key Concepts

By : Maximilian Schwarzmüller
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React Key Concepts

By: Maximilian Schwarzmüller

Overview of this book

As the most popular JavaScript library for building modern, interactive user interfaces, React is an in-demand framework that’ll bring real value to your career or next project. But like any technology, learning React can be tricky, and finding the right teacher can make things a whole lot easier. Maximilian Schwarzmüller is a bestselling instructor who has helped over two million students worldwide learn how to code, and his latest React video course (React — The Complete Guide) has over six hundred thousand students on Udemy. Max has written this quick-start reference to help you get to grips with the world of React programming. Simple explanations, relevant examples, and a clear, concise approach make this fast-paced guide the ideal resource for busy developers. This book distills the core concepts of React and draws together its key features with neat summaries, thus perfectly complementing other in-depth teaching resources. So, whether you've just finished Max’s React video course and are looking for a handy reference tool, or you've been using a variety of other learning materials and now need a single study guide to bring everything together, this is the ideal companion to support you through your next React projects. Plus, it's fully up to date for React 18, so you can be sure you’re ready to go with the latest version.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Summary and Key Takeaways

  • Routing is a key feature for many React apps.
  • With routing, users can visit multiple pages despite being on an SPA.
  • The most common package that helps with routing is the React Router library (react-router-dom).
  • Routes are defined with the help of the Routes and Route components (typically in the App component, but you can do it anywhere).
  • The Route component takes a path (for which the route should become active) and an element (the content that should be displayed) prop.
  • Users can navigate between routes by manually changing the URL path, by clicking links or because of programmatic navigation.
  • Internal links (i.e., links leading to application routes defined by you) should be created via the Link or NavLink components, while links to external resources use the standard <a> element.
  • Programmatic navigation is triggered via the navigate() function, which is yielded by the useNavigate() Hook.
  • You can define static...