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This React training class introduces the React JavaScript framework, sometimes referred to as ReactJS or React.JS.  React is a popular component-based JavaScript framework used for easy creation of powerful, interactive UIs.

This React training class will provide an introduction to the benefits of the React JavaScript framework, so course participants can start to develop applications quickly using the framework.

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Learning Objectives

In this React class, attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the programming model provided by the React framework
  • Define React components
  • Use the React framework to handle events and stateful data


Attendees should have some prior understanding of web development, HTML, AJAX, and JavaScript.

Course Outline

Chapter 1. React Overview

  • What is React?
  • What's in a Name?
  • React Component Model
  • What React Is Not
  • What You Will Not Find in React
  • Motivation for Creating React
  • A React JavaScript Example
  • One-Way Data Flow
  • JSX
  • A JSX Example
  • The Virtual (Mock) DOM
  • Only Sub-components that Actually Change are Re-Rendered
  • React Libraries
  • Summary

Chapter 2. ES6 in a Nutshell

  • What is ES6?
  • ES6 Features
  • Using ES6
  • Transpiling
  • Major Syntax Changes
  • let and const
  • Variable Scope
  • Shadowing Variables
  • Arrow Functions
  • Arrow Functions As Parameters
  • Using 'this' Within Arrow Functions
  • Template Literals
  • Spread Operator
  • ES6 Classes
  • Declaring Classes
  • Declaring Instance Methods
  • Accessor Methods
  • Static Methods
  • Inheritance With Classes
  • Summary

Chapter 3. Babel Command-Line Interface

  • Babel Transpiler
  • Usage Options
  • Presets and Plug-ins
  • Babel CLI Installation
  • Babel Configuration
  • Running Babel Command-Line
  • A Basic ES6 Development Setup with Babel
  • Test the Babel Development Setup
  • Adding React to the Development Setup
  • Create a Minimal React App
  • Summary

Chapter 4. Basic Components and JSX

  • What is JSX?
  • JSX Transpilation to React Code Example
  • Running the Transpiled Code
  • Babel
  • Babel Runtime JavaScript Library
  • Script Import Skeleton Code
  • Playing Around in CodePen
  • React Components and Properties (Props)
  • Ways to Create UI Components
  • Creating a Functional Component Example
  • Component Names Must Be Capitalized
  • Creating a React- Class-Based Compenent in ES5
  • The render Method Object
  • Creating a UI Component Using ES6 Class Notation
  • Using ES6 Classes with React
  • Which UI Component Creation Syntax Should I Use?
  • Components vs Elements
  • Elements Are Immutable
  • Properties
  • Property Naming Convention
  • Properties Default to 'True'
  • Spread Attributes (an ES6 Feature)
  • Expressions
  • Summary

Chapter 5. React Functional Component Concepts

  • Functional Components 
  • Nesting JSX Elements
  • Example of JSX Nesting
  • Comments in JSX Code
  • Setting CSS Styles Using Classes
  • Setting CSS Styles Directly 
  • JSX Escapes Values
  • Event Handling
  • Event Handler Example
  • Working with Lists of Items
  • Keys in Lists
  • Example List With Key
  • Container vs. Presentational Components
  • State
  • Types of State Data
  • State Hierarchy
  • Lift State Up
  • Props vs. State
  • Pass Down a Function
  • Immutability
  • Immutability – Why?
  • Virtual DOM and State
  • Setting state
  • Updating Input fields
  • Passing Props to Components
  • Passing Functions to Components
  • Event Handling
  • Event Hander Example
  • Event Binding - DOs
  • Event Binding – Don'ts
  • Passing Parameters to Event Handlers
  • App Development Workflow – 1/3
  • App Development Workflow – 2/3
  • App Development Workflow – 3/3
  • Summary

Chapter 6. React Components with ES6 Classes

  • Classes in ES6
  • Functional Components
  • Extending React.Component
  • The render() Method
  • state
  • props
  • defaultProps
  • propTypes
  • The Component Lifecycle
  • Component Lifecycle- Overview
  • Component Lifecycle- Render Phase
  • Component Lifecycle- Commit Phase
  • Component Lifecycle- Unmounting
  • componentWillMount()
  • componentDidMount()
  • setState( newStateValue )
  • Summary

Chapter 7. React Router

  • Routing and Navigation
  • react-router
  • Creating a react-router based project
  • A Basic Routed Component
  • Router vs. BrowserRouter
  • The Route component
  • <Switch>
  • Redirect Route
  • Navigating with <Link>
  • Navigating with <NavLink>
  • Route Parameters
  • Retrieving Route Parameters
  • QueryString Parameters
  • Using Router with Redux
  • Summary

Chapter 8. State Mangement for React 

  • React State Basics- Props and State
  • Props
  • State in Class Based Components
  • Managing State with Hooks in Functional Components
  • The Problem with Props and State
  • Redux State Library
  • Redux Advantages
  • Redux Disadvantages
  • Basic Rules for State Management
  • Types of State
  • Data State
  • Communication State
  • Control State
  • Session State
  • Location State
  • Location State Side Effects
  • Summary

Chapter 9. Using React Hooks 

  • Functional Component Shortcomings
  • Hooks Overview
  • Functional Component Props
  • The useState Hook
  • Functional Component using the useState hook
  • useState with Multiple Variables
  • useState can also be used with Objects
  • The Effect Hook
  • Effect Hook Example
  • Using Effect Hook to Load Data
  • Restricting when useEffect is Called
  • Hook Rules
  • Linter Example
  • Custom Hooks
  • Custom Hook Function Example
  • Using the Custom Hook 

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