Props are the "arguments" to your components
onClick specifies a function that we can call when an element is clicked
Components can be used by other components. A React app is a tree of nested components
By mixing code and markup, we're able to easily change the view based on state
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We explain, in detail, nearly every concept in every chapter. By the end of the book, you'll understand React really well and feel comfortable writing your own apps.
- Writing Your First React App 1
- Build a real application
- Writing our first component
- Going further
- Thinking in React 2
- How to architect our applications
- Data-flow between components
- Handling component updates
- Server Communication 3
- Interacting with back-end servers
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- What is the VirtualDOM?
- Understanding the React model
- What is JSX?
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- The React API and You
- Handling all the props
- Understanding state and optimizing our components
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- Redux Action Creators
- Routing 12
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- Dynamically handling routes
- Authentication and multi-page applications
- Using GraphQL 13
- Why GraphQL
- Complex types
- Mutations and Subscriptions
- Writing a GraphQL Server 14
- Building your own GraphQL server
- Setting up the Database
- Authentication and authorization
- React Native 15
- What is React-Native
- Web vs. Native
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