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React Quickly: Painless web apps with React, JSX, Redux, and GraphQL

  • Length: 528 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-09-28
  • ISBN-10: 1617293342
  • ISBN-13: 9781617293344
  • Sales Rank: #278519 (See Top 100 Books)


React Quickly is for anyone who wants to learn React.js fast. This hands-on book teaches you the concepts you need with lots of examples, tutorials, and a large main project that gets built throughout the book.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Successful user interfaces need to be visually interesting, fast, and flowing. The React.js JavaScript library supercharges view-heavy web applications by improving data flow between UI components. React sites update visual elements efficiently and smoothly, minimizing page reloads. React is developer friendly, with a strong ecosystem to support the dev process along the full application stack. And because it’s all JavaScript, React is instantly familiar.

About the Book

React Quickly is the tutorial for web developers who want to get started fast with React.js. Following carefully chosen and clearly explained examples, you’ll learn React development using your existing JavaScript and web dev skills. You’ll explore a host of different projects as you learn about web components, forms, and data.

What’s Inside

  • Master React fundamentals
  • Build full web apps with data and routing
  • Test components
  • Optimize React apps

About the Reader

This book is for developers comfortable building web applications with JavaScript.

About the Author

Azat Mardan is a Tech Fellow at Capital One with extensive experience using and teaching JavaScript and Node, and author of several books on JavaScript, Node, React, and Express.

Table of Contents

Part 1: React foundation
Chapter 1: Meeting React
Chapter 2: Baby steps with React
Chapter 3: Introduction to JSX
Chapter 4: Making React interactive with states
Chapter 5: React component lifecycle events
Chapter 6: Handling events in React
Chapter 7: Working with forms in React
Chapter 8: Scaling React components
Chapter 9: Project: Menu component
Chapter 10: Project: Tooltip component
Chapter 11: Project: Timer component

Part 2: React architecture
Chapter 12: The Webpack build tool
Chapter 13: React routing
Chapter 14: Working with data using Redux
Chapter 15: Working with data using GraphQL
Chapter 16: Unit testing React with Jest
Chapter 17: React on Node and Universal JavaScript
Chapter 18: Project: Building a bookstore with React Router
Chapter 19: Project: Checking passwords with Jest
Chapter 20: Project: Implementing autocomplete with Jest, Express, and MongoDB

Appendix A: Installing applications used in this book
Appendix B: React cheatsheet
Appendix C: Express.js cheatsheet
Appendix D: MongoDB and Mongoose cheatsheet
Appendix E: ES6 for success

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