Mastering React .js

Mastering React .js

by Adam Horton

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Overview

Mastering React .js by Adam Horton

Master the art of building modern web applications using React

About This Book

  • Write a complete application in React using an array of supporting libraries, both specifically React-related and general purpose
  • Understand what makes React stand apart from the vast majority of JS frameworks available through detailed explanations and concise examples
  • Explore the React ecosystem and how to integrate React with other modern web technologies

Who This Book Is For

This book is ideal for web developers possessing strong core JavaScript fundamentals who are also interested in learning what React brings to the architectural table. Previous experience with React or other web frameworks isn't required, but may help.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the React component lifecycle and core concepts such as props and states
  • Craft forms and implement form validation patterns using React
  • Explore the anatomy of a modern single-page web application
  • Develop an approach for choosing and combining web technologies without being paralyzed by the options available
  • Create a complete single-page application
  • Start coding with a plan using an application design process
  • Add to your arsenal of prototyping techniques and tools
  • Make your React application feel great using animations

In Detail

React stands out in the web framework crowd through its approach to composition. This approach yields blazingly fast rendering capabilities. This book will help you understand what makes React special. It starts with the fundamentals and uses a pragmatic approach, focusing on clear development goals. You'll learn how to combine many web technologies surrounding React into a complete set for constructing a modern web application.

With this text, you'll blitz the basics then swiftly move on to advanced topics such as form validation and complete application construction. You'll also explore several design activities which will help you develop your web applications with a thoughtful plan. Finally, you'll learn several methods for implementing slick animations using React.

Style and approach

This is a comprehensive, hands-on guide that helps you get a solid understanding of the ins and outs of React development.

For application development, you will get a high view of the anatomy where you will zoom into each part and make decisions by moving through the application's anatomy; selecting a solution that fits the problem and lines up with your goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783558568
Publisher: Packt Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 12/21/2015
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Adam Horton is an avid retro gamer as well as a creator, destroyer, and rebuilder of all things Web, computing, and gaming. He started his career as a firmware developer for the high-end Superdome server division at Hewlett Packard. There, the JavaScript and C he wrought directed the power, cooling, health, and configuration of those behemoth devices. Since then, he has been a web developer for PayPal, utilizing cross-domain JavaScript techniques with an emphasis on user identity. Lately, at ESO Solutions, he's a lead JavaScript developer for next-generation, prehospital electronic health record (EHR) field collection applications.

Adam believes in an inclusive, ubiquitous, and open Web. He values pragmatism and practice over dogma in the design and implementation of computing applications and education." Ryan Vice is the founder and chief architect of Vice Software, which specializes in practical, tailored solutions for clients, whether they are looking to get their MVP to market or modernize existing applications. On top of offering more competitive prices across the board, Vice Software offers skill-based pricing, which means you only pay architect rates when needed and pay much lower production rates for simpler feature work. Ryan has also been awarded Microsoft's MVP award three times, has published one other book on software architecture, and frequently speaks at conferences and events in Texas. Additionally, Ryan is lucky enough to be married to his wife, Heather, and spends most of his free time trying to keep up with their three kids, Grace, Dylan, and Noah.

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