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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)

Chapter 10: Building a Website with React

In this last chapter of this book, we will talk about React in general, especially the role that React plays in web development. We will approach this topic from three aspects to see how React puts resources together to build a site. First, we will take a look at how React embraces new JavaScript ES6 features, such as arrow function and template strings. Then, we will walk through how a component can be styled using a CSS-in-JS approach via libraries such as styled-JSX and styled-components. Last, but not least, we will also get to know JSX code and how it is used to transform the HTML-like lines into JavaScript expressions.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • The function of React
  • Embracing JavaScript ES6
  • Adopting CSS-in-JS approach
  • Going from HTML to JSX
  • Questions and answers