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Introduction to React by Cory Gackenheimer

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CHAPTER 2

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The Core of React

In the last chapter you got a taste of what React is and why it matters to you as a developer. It showcased how React compares to other frameworks and highlighted how it is different. There were several concepts that were introduced, but not covered in the detail that an introductory book should do. This chapter will cover the building blocks of React—its core structure and architecture—in depth.

For this chapter and the others that follow, you will be presented with React code, both from the application examples and some of the inner workings of React. For the React code that composes the library, you will notice that ...

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