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Adam FreemanPro React 16https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4451-7_2

2. Understanding React

Adam Freeman1 
London, UK

React is a flexible and powerful open-source framework for developing client-side applications; it takes cues from the world of server-side development and applies them to HTML elements, and it creates a foundation that makes building rich web applications easier. In this book, I explain how React works and demonstrate the different features it provides.

This Book and the React Release Schedule

The React team makes frequent releases, which means there is an ongoing stream of fixes and features. Minor releases tend not to break existing features and largely contain bug fixes. The major releases can contain substantial ...

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