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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)


React.js is a frontend JavaScript library. This means that it's all about building (web) user interfaces and handling user interaction.

Up to this point, this book has extensively explored how React may be used to add interactivity to a web app. State, event handling, and dynamic content are key concepts relating to this.

Of course, websites and web apps are not just about interactivity. You could build an amazing web app that offers interactive and engaging features, and yet it may still be unpopular if it lacks appealing visuals. Presentation is key, and the web is no exception.

Therefore, like all other apps and websites, React apps and websites need proper styling. And when working with web technologies, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the language of choice.

This book is not about CSS, though. It won't explain or teach you how to use CSS as there are dedicated, better resources for that (e.g., the free CSS guides at https://developer.mozilla...