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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

Solving problems with conditional Hooks

Now that we have learned about the different alternatives to conditional Hooks, we are going to solve the problem that we had in our small example project earlier. The simplest solution to this problem would be to always define the Hook, instead of conditionally defining it. In a simple project like this one, always defining the Hook makes the most sense.

Edit src/App.js and remove the following conditional Hook:

    const [ name, setName ] = enableFirstName
? useState('')
: [ '', () => {} ]

Replace it with a normal Hook, such as the following:

    const [ name, setName ] = useState('')

Now, our example works fine! In more complex cases, it might not be feasible to always define the Hook. In that case, we would need to create a new component, define the Hook there, and then conditionally render...