Mastering React

Master the art of building modern web applications using React
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Mastering React

Adam Horton, Ryan Vice

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Master the art of building modern web applications using React
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783558568
Paperback254 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to React
Hello React
JSX
props
state
Summary
Chapter 2: Component Composition and Lifecycle
How to compose simple components
Composing components with behavior
Accessing a component's children
Component lifecycle - mounting and unmounting
Component lifecycle – updating events
Summary
Chapter 3: Dynamic Components, Mixins, Forms, and More JSX
Dynamic components
Mixins
Forms
Summary
Chapter 4: Anatomy of a React Application
What is a single-page application?
Three aspects of a SPA design
Summary
Chapter 5: Starting a React Application
Application design
Preparing the development environment
Considerations before starting
Starting the app
Summary
Chapter 6: React Blog App Part 1 – Actions and Common Components
Reflux actions
Reusable components and base styles
Summary
Chapter 7: React Blog App Part 2 – Users
Code manifest
Application runtime configuration
Mixins and dependencies
User-related stores
User views
Other affected views
Summary
Chapter 8: React Blog App Part 3 – Posts
Code manifest
The posts store
Post views
Other affected views
Summary
Chapter 9: React Blog App Part 4 – Infinite Scroll and Search
Infinite scroll loading
Searching posts
Final thoughts
Chapter 10: Animation in React
Animation terms
CSS transitions using class switching
Animating DOM enter and exit
Using the React-Motion animation library
Summary

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

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to React
Hello React
JSX
props
state
Summary
Chapter 2: Component Composition and Lifecycle
How to compose simple components
Composing components with behavior
Accessing a component's children
Component lifecycle - mounting and unmounting
Component lifecycle – updating events
Summary
Chapter 3: Dynamic Components, Mixins, Forms, and More JSX
Dynamic components
Mixins
Forms
Summary
Chapter 4: Anatomy of a React Application
What is a single-page application?
Three aspects of a SPA design
Summary
Chapter 5: Starting a React Application
Application design
Preparing the development environment
Considerations before starting
Starting the app
Summary
Chapter 6: React Blog App Part 1 – Actions and Common Components
Reflux actions
Reusable components and base styles
Summary
Chapter 7: React Blog App Part 2 – Users
Code manifest
Application runtime configuration
Mixins and dependencies
User-related stores
User views
Other affected views
Summary
Chapter 8: React Blog App Part 3 – Posts
Code manifest
The posts store
Post views
Other affected views
Summary
Chapter 9: React Blog App Part 4 – Infinite Scroll and Search
Infinite scroll loading
Searching posts
Final thoughts
Chapter 10: Animation in React
Animation terms
CSS transitions using class switching
Animating DOM enter and exit
Using the React-Motion animation library
Summary

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Paperback254 pages
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