In this chapter, we learned about how websites were built in the early days of the web. We also learned about some of the limitations of the older style of web development and how SPA applications attempt to overcome them. We saw how a SPA application's main driver is to make web apps behave more like native applications. Finally, we got an introduction to React development and building components.
In the next chapter, we'll build upon this knowledge and go into React component building in more depth. We'll look at class-based components and compare and contrast them to the newer Hook-style components. The things we've learned so far about web development and React-based web development will help us to better understand this next chapter.