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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

Handling state with class components

Before we start migrating from class components to Hooks, we are going to create a small ToDo list app using React class components. In the next section, we are going to turn these class components into function components using Hooks. Finally, we are going to compare the two solutions.

Designing the app structure

As we did before with the blog app, we are going to start by thinking about the basic structure of our app. For this app, we are going to need the following features:

  • A header
  • A way to add new todo items
  • A way to show all todo items in a list
  • A filter for the todo items

It is always a good idea to start with a mock-up. So, let's begin:

  1. We start by drawing a mock-up of...