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The React Workshop

By : Brandon Richey, Ryan Yu, Endre Vegh, Theo Despoudis, Anton Punith, Florian Sloot
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Book Image

The React Workshop

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By: Brandon Richey, Ryan Yu, Endre Vegh, Theo Despoudis, Anton Punith, Florian Sloot

Overview of this book

Are you interested in how React takes command of the view layer for web and mobile apps and changes the data of large web applications without needing to reload the page? This workshop will help you learn how and show you how to develop and enhance web apps using the features of the React framework with interesting examples and exercises. The workshop starts by demonstrating how to create your first React project. You’ll tap into React’s popular feature JSX to develop templates and use DOM events to make your project interactive. Next, you’ll focus on the lifecycle of the React component and understand how components are created, mounted, unmounted, and destroyed. Later, you’ll create and customize components to understand the data flow in React and how props and state communicate between components. You’ll also use Formik to create forms in React to explore the concept of controlled and uncontrolled components and even play with React Router to navigate between React components. The chapters that follow will help you build an interesting image-search app to fetch data from the outside world and populate the data to the React app. Finally, you’ll understand what ref API is and how it is used to manipulate DOM in an imperative way. By the end of this React book, you’ll have the skills you need to set up and create web apps using React.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Preface

1. Getting Started with React

Overview

This chapter will explain the context and the reasons for using React framework and Create React App by utilizing the different options and scripts available for Create React App. The Create React App CLI tool will enable you to bootstrap a React project quickly. You will learn how to build a React component entirely with functional and class syntax using basic JSX. You will also be able to use components together to better structure your code. In this chapter, you will learn about the context and history of the React JS framework and be able to bootstrap your first React project.