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Designing React Hooks the Right Way

By : Fang Jin
Book Image

Designing React Hooks the Right Way

By: Fang Jin

Overview of this book

React hook creates a unique solution for using states in function components to orchestrate UI communication. They provide you with an easy interface to write custom data management solutions with low development and maintenance costs. Understanding how Hooks are designed enables you to use them more effectively, and this book helps you to do just that. This book starts with a custom-crafted solution to reveal why Hooks are needed in the first place. You will learn about the React engine and discover how each built-in Hook can manage a persistent value by hooking into it. You will walk through the design and implementation of each hook with code so that you gain a solid understanding. Finally, you'll get to grips with each Hook's pitfalls and find out how to effectively overcome them. By the end of this React book, you'll have gained the confidence to build and write Hooks for developing functional and efficient web applications at scale.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

History of UI components

While we are fascinated by technology, it can also be intriguing to watch how slowly it evolves over time. In our case, it's HTML. On the surface, it doesn't appear to have changed for the past 20 years. You get that idea by comparing a typical web page written now with one written 20 years ago, and seeing that they look very similar, if not identical.

The following snippet shows what typical HTML page code looks like:

    <meta charset="utf-8">
    h1 { color: red; }
    <h1>Hello World</h1>

Those of us who have been in this industry long enough know that the...