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Learn React Hooks

By : Daniel Bugl
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Learn React Hooks

By: Daniel Bugl

Overview of this book

React Hooks revolutionize how you manage state and effects in your web applications. They enable you to build simple and concise React.js applications, along with helping you avoid using wrapper components in your applications, making it easy to refactor code. This React book starts by introducing you to React Hooks. You will then get to grips with building a complex UI in React while keeping the code simple and extensible. Next, you will quickly move on to building your first applications with React Hooks. In the next few chapters, the book delves into various Hooks, including the State and Effect Hooks. After covering State Hooks and understanding how to use them, you will focus on the capabilities of Effect Hooks for adding advanced functionality to React apps. You will later explore the Suspense and Context APIs and how they can be used with Hooks. Toward the concluding chapters, you will learn how to integrate Redux and MobX with React Hooks. Finally, the book will help you develop the skill of migrating your existing React class components, and Redux and MobX web applications to Hooks. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed in building your own custom Hooks and effectively refactoring your React applications.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Hooks
Section 2: Understanding Hooks in Depth
Section 3: Integration and Migration


In this chapter, we first learned about the react-hookedup library. We used this library to simplify input handling with Hooks in our blog app. Then, we had a look at implementing various React life cycles with Hooks. Next, we covered various useful Hooks, such as the usePrevious Hook, Interval/Timeout Hooks, the Online Status Hook, data manipulation Hooks, and the Focus and Hover Hooks. Afterward, we covered responsive design using Hooks, by not rendering certain components on mobile phones. Finally, we learned about implementing undo/redo functionality and debouncing using Hooks.

Using community Hooks is a very important skill, as React only provides a handful of Hooks out of the box. In real applications, you will probably be using many Hooks that are provided by the community, from various libraries and frameworks. We also learned about various community Hooks that...