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Introduction to React by Cory Gackenheimer

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CHAPTER 1

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What Is React?

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.

—Albert Einstein

You may have picked up this book with some level of JavaScript knowledge. There is also a high probability that you have an idea of what React is. This chapter highlights the key aspects of React as a framework, explains the problems it solves, and describes how you can utilize the features and the rest of the information contained in this book to better your web development practices and create complex, yet maintainable user interfaces using React.

Defining React

React is a JavaScript framework. ...

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