React in Action

Book description

React in Action introduces front-end developers to the React framework and related tools. This clearly written, example-rich book begins by introducing you to React, diving into some of the fundamental ideas in React, and working with components. In the second section, you'll explore the different ways that data works in React as well as learning more about components. You'll also find several useful appendixes covering related topics like React tooling and the React ecosystem.

About the Technology

Facebook created React to help deliver amazing user experiences on a website with thousands of components and an incomprehensible amount of traffic. The same powerful tools are available to you too! The key is a clever design for managing state, data flow, and rendering, so your application is easy to think about and runs smoothly. Add an incredibly rich ecosystem of components and libraries, and you've got a recipe for building web apps that will delight both developers and users.

About the Book

React in Action teaches you to think like a pro about user interfaces and building them with React. This practical book gets you up and running quickly with hands-on examples in every chapter. You'll master core topics like rendering, lifecycle methods, JSX, data flow, forms, routing, integrating with third-party libraries, and testing. And the included application design ideas will help make your apps pop. As you learn to integrate React into full-stack applications, you'll explore state management with Redux and server-side rendering, and even dabble in React Native for mobile UIs.

What's Inside

  • React from the ground up
  • Implementing a routing system with components
  • Server-side rendering in Node.js
  • Working with third-party libraries
  • Testing React components

About the Reader

Written for developers familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

About the Author

Mark Thomas is an experienced software engineer who works daily with React, JavaScript, and Node.js. He loves clean code, beautiful systems, and good coffee.

Read this. Work with React. Never look back.
- Michal Paszkiewicz, Transport for London

One stop—for concepts as well as for real-world examples and integrations.
- Phaneendra Bommareddy, Openlogix

A must-have for anyone wanting to create applications using React and Redux!
- Andrew Courter, Pivotal

Easy to follow, clearly demonstrates all necessary steps, includes plenty of code examples, and never leaves you in the dark.
- Olivier Ducatteeuw, University of Leuven

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Product information

  • Title: React in Action
  • Author(s): Mark Thomas
  • Release date: June 2018
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: 9781617293856