Mastering React
By Adam Horton, Ryan Vice
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: February 2016
Pages: 254

Master the art of building modern web applications using React

About This Book

  • Write a complete application in React using an array of supporting libraries, both specifically React-related and general purpose
  • Understand what makes React stand apart from the vast majority of JS frameworks available through detailed explanations and concise examples
  • Explore the React ecosystem and how to integrate React with other modern web technologies

Who This Book Is For

This book is ideal for web developers possessing strong core JavaScript fundamentals who are also interested in learning what React brings to the architectural table. Previous experience with React or other web frameworks isn't required, but may help.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the React component lifecycle and core concepts such as props and states
  • Craft forms and implement form validation patterns using React
  • Explore the anatomy of a modern single-page web application
  • Develop an approach for choosing and combining web technologies without being paralyzed by the options available
  • Create a complete single-page application
  • Start coding with a plan using an application design process
  • Add to your arsenal of prototyping techniques and tools
  • Make your React application feel great using animations

In Detail

React stands out in the web framework crowd through its approach to composition. This approach yields blazingly fast rendering capabilities. This book will help you understand what makes React special. It starts with the fundamentals and uses a pragmatic approach, focusing on clear development goals. You'll learn how to combine many web technologies surrounding React into a complete set for constructing a modern web application.

With this text, you'll blitz the basics then swiftly move on to advanced topics such as form validation and complete application construction. You'll also explore several design activities which will help you develop your web applications with a thoughtful plan. Finally, you'll learn several methods for implementing slick animations using React.

Style and approach

This is a comprehensive, hands-on guide that helps you get a solid understanding of the ins and outs of React development.

For application development, you will get a high view of the anatomy where you will zoom into each part and make decisions by moving through the application's anatomy; selecting a solution that fits the problem and lines up with your goals.

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      Official React documentation is currently much better for learning React. This book is a mess.

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