How To Code in React.js eBook

Published on July 30, 2021
How To Code in React.js eBook

Introduction to the eBook

This book is an introduction to React that works from the foundations upward. Each chapter takes you a little deeper into the React ecosystem, building on your previous knowledge. Along the way, you’ll learn how to maintain internal state, pass information between parts of an application, and explore different options for styling your application. Whether you are completely new to React or if you’ve worked with it before, this series will be accessible to you. Every chapter is self contained, so you can jump between chapters or skip whole sections. The book is designed for you to take a concept and explore it by building a small project that mirrors what you will encounter in everyday development using React.

Learning Goals and Outcomes

By the end of the book, you’ll have a strong understanding of the different parts of a React application and you’ll be able to combine the parts together to build individual components and whole applications. You’ll be able to build small applications that use external data and respond to user actions. You’ll also learn how to debug and optimize your application to make the best user experience.

How to Use This Book

You can read the book in any order, but if you are new to React, start with the first chapter that shows you how to create a new project. Subsequent chapters will start with a new project, so it will be useful to learn how to bootstrap a new application. After that, continue straight through or skip to the chapters that interest you. If something is unfamiliar, back up and you’ll find a whole tutorial dedicated to the concept.

Download the eBook

You can download the eBook in either the EPUB or PDF format by following the links below.

After you’re finished this book, if you’d like to learn more about how to build applications using React, visit the DigitalOcean Community’s React section.

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Tutorial Series: How To Code in React.js

React is a popular JavaScript framework for creating front-end applications, such as user interfaces that allow users to interact with programs. Originally created by Facebook, it has gained popularity by allowing developers to create fast applications using an intuitive programming paradigm that ties JavaScript with an HTML-like syntax known as JSX.

In this series, you will build out examples of React projects to gain an understanding of this framework, giving you the knowledge you need to pursue front-end web development or start out on your way to full stack development.

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