React Key Concepts: Consolidate your knowledge of React's core features

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skills, and experience to confidently implement React in your next project with this fast-paced overview of React fundamentals.

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Key Features
  • A clear, concise explanation of core React 18 functionalities to promote quick, easy reference
  • Gain a deep understanding of key React concepts with the help of step-by-step derivations
  • Work with practical exercises that challenge you to apply your new skills and build your own simple apps
Book Description

As the most popular JavaScript library for building modern, interactive user interfaces, React is an in-demand framework that'll bring real value to your career or next project. But like any technology, learning React can be tricky, and finding the right teacher can make things a whole lot easier.

Maximilian Schwarzmüller is a bestselling instructor who has helped over two million students worldwide learn how to code, and his latest React video course (React - The Complete Guide) has over six hundred thousand students on Udemy.

Max has written this quick-start reference to help you get to grips with the world of React programming. Simple explanations, relevant examples, and a clear, concise approach make this fast-paced guide the ideal resource for busy developers.

This book distills the core concepts of React and draws together its key features with neat summaries, thus perfectly complementing other in-depth teaching resources. So, whether you've just finished Max's React video course and are looking for a handy reference tool, or you've been using a variety of other learning materials and now need a single study guide to bring everything together, this is the ideal companion to support you through your next React projects. Plus, it's fully up to date for React 18, so you can be sure you're ready to go with the latest version.

What you will learn
  • Build modern, user-friendly, and reactive web apps
  • Create components and utilize props to pass data between them
  • Handle events, perform state updates, and manage conditional content
  • Apply styles dynamically and conditionally to create a modern UI
  • Use advanced state management techniques such as React's context API
  • Utilize React router to render different pages for different URLs
  • Understand key best practices and optimization opportunities
Who this book is for

This React book is for developers who have prior experience with, or who are currently learning, the basics of React. You can use this book as a standalone resource to consolidate your understanding or as a companion guide to a more in-depth course. To get the most value from this book, you should have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Table of Contents
  1. React - What and Why
  2. Understanding React Components and JSX
  3. Components and Props
  4. Working with Events and State
  5. Rendering Lists and Conditional Content
  6. Styling React Apps
  7. Portals and Refs
  8. Handling Side Effects
  9. Behind the Scenes of React and Optimization Opportunities
  10. Working With Complex State
  11. Building Custom React Hooks
  12. Multipage Apps with React Router
  13. Managing Data with React Router
  14. Next Steps and Further Resources
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