Managing State in a Simple React App

In the previous chapter, we went over a brief history of web development, JavaScript, ReactJS, and React Native. Even though historical knowledge is not required to write great code, I find it useful. Once we learn why specific library creators encourage some patterns and discourage others, we can write code that is less error-prone and more performant. Ah yes! Writing code! That’s why you’re here, dear reader, isn’t it? Well, I have good news. In this chapter, we will dive into code examples. We will start by looking at the most basic data and state management strategies in React: using state and props. We will then dive into a comparison of stateful and stateless components. Once we have a good understanding ...

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