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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)

What Does React Do with All These Components?

If you follow the trail of all components and their import + export statements to the top, you will find a root.render(...) instruction in the main entry script of the React project. Typically, this main entry script can be found in the index.js file, located in the project's src/ folder. This render() method, which is provided by the React library (to be precise, by the react-dom package), takes a snippet of JSX code and interprets and executes it for you. 

The complete snippet you find in the root entry file (index.js) typically looks like this: 

import React from 'react'; 
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom/client'; 
import './index.css'; 
import App from './App'; 
const root = ReactDOM.createRoot(document.getElementById('root')); 
root.render(<App />); 

The exact code you find in your new React project might...