2. Building Your First React App

By now, thanks to the previous chapter, you probably know all about the backstory of React and how it helps even your most complex user interfaces sing performantly. For all the awesomeness that React brings to the table, getting started with it (kinda like this sentence) is not the most straightforward thing. It has a steep learning curve filled with many small and big hurdles:


In this chapter, we start at the very beginning and get our hands dirty by building a simple React app. We encounter some of these hurdles head-on, and some of these hurdles we skip over—for now. By the end of this chapter, not only will ...

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