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Designing React Hooks the Right Way

By : Fang Jin
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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)

Questions and answers

Here are some questions and answers to refresh your knowledge:

  1. What is useState?

    The useState hook is a built-in hook in React that allows you to define a state within a functional component and dispatch an action to change it.

  2. What is the most common use of useState?

    The useState hook is probably the most common hook in the React hook family. Whenever you need a variable to change UI elements, you can normally resort to useState to accomplish this. Touching a widget, clicking a vote-up button, hovering over an icon, toggling a checkbox, and much more can be implemented with the use of useState.