React Explained: Your Step-by-Step Guide to React

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React Explained is a fun and enjoyable introduction to React, which is the Javascript framework of choice for WordPress, Drupal, Magento, and thousands of developers.
Key Features
  • Up-to-Date: Constantly updated, the material in React Explained is always current.
  • Clear instruction: You will follow plain English, clear visuals, and enjoyable step-by-step instructions.
  • Hands-on learning: You will master React by building a complete React application.

  • What You'll Learn
    In React Explained, readers will dig deep into how React works and will learn how to build applications with it. While the focus is on building for the frontend on the web, many of the skills you will learn will also apply to writing React on the server side, for native applications and even for Virtual Reality environments.

    Table of Contents

    1. The Javascript You Should Know for React
    2. Helpful Developer Tools for React
    3. A High Level Overview of React
    4. React Elements and Components Explained
    5. 5 Exercises in Writing React With Elements and Components
    6. JSX Explained
    7. 5 Exercises in Writing React With JSX
    8. Create React App Explained
    9. 5 Exercises With Create React App
    10. Props in React Explained
    11. 5 Exercises in Working With Props
    12. State in React Explained
    13. 5 Exercises in Working With State
    14. The Component Lifecycle Explained
    15. 5 Exercises With the Component Lifecycle
    16. Context Explained
    17. React Hooks Explained
    18. Exercises with Hooks
    19. Project Introduction
    20. Step 1 - Listing Content from State
    21. Step 2 - Routing and Single Content Views
    22. Step 3 - Adding a Content Form
    23. Step 4 - Adding Flash Messages
    24. Step 5 - Updating Content
    25. Step 6 - Deleting Content
    26. Step 7 - Maintaining Persistent State With Local Storage
    27. Step 8 - Authenticating With a Firebase Database
    28. Step 9 - CRUD and Live Syncing With Firebase
    29. Step 10 - Deploying the Project
    30. Step 11 - Refactoring Your Code

    About the Author
    Zac Gordon is a professional educator, who currently focuses on JavaScript development with and alongside WordPress at javascriptforwp.com. Zac has years of experience teaching at high schools, colleges, bootcamps and online learning sites like Treehouse, Udemy and Frontend Masters. In addition to teaching, Zac also runs Web Hosting for Students, one of the world's largest hosting companies dedicated to students and teachers. You can also catch his free Office Yoga sessions on OfficeYoga.tv.
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