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React Design Patterns and Best Practices. - Second Edition

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React Design Patterns and Best Practices. - Second Edition

Overview of this book

React is an adaptable JavaScript library for building complex UIs from small, detached bits called components. This book is designed to take you through the most valuable design patterns in React, helping you learn how to apply design patterns and best practices in real-life situations. You’ll get started by understanding the internals of React, in addition to covering Babel 7 and Create React App 2.0, which will help you write clean and maintainable code. To build on your skills, you will focus on concepts such as class components, stateless components, and pure components. You'll learn about new React features, such as the context API and React Hooks that will enable you to build components, which will be reusable across your applications. The book will then provide insights into the techniques of styling React components and optimizing them to make applications faster and more responsive. In the concluding chapters, you’ll discover ways to write tests more effectively and learn how to contribute to React and its ecosystem. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the skills you need to tackle any developmental setbacks when working with React. You’ll be able to make your applications more flexible, efficient, and easy to maintain, thereby giving your workflow a boost when it comes to speed, without reducing quality.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Free Chapter
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Section 1: Hello React!
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Section 2: How React works
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Section 3: Performance, Improvements and Production!

Next Steps

React is one of the most amazing libraries that has been released in the last few years, not only because of the library itself and its great features but, most importantly, due to the ecosystem that has been built around it.

Following the React community is very exciting and inspiring; there are new projects and tools to learn and play with every single day. Not just that, there are conferences and meetups where you can talk to people in real life and build new relationships, blog posts that you can read to improve your skills and learn more, and many other ways to become a better developer.

React and its ecosystem are encouraging best practices and love for open source in developers, which is fantastic for the future of our careers.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • How to contribute to the React library by opening issues and pull requests
  • Why...