React: Up & Running: Building Web Applications (Paperback)

Stoyan Stefanov




Hit the ground running with React, the open-source technology from Facebook for building rich web applications fast. With this practical guide, Facebook web developer Stoyan Stefanov teaches you how to build components--React's basic building blocks--and organize them into maintainable, large-scale apps. If you're familiar with basic JavaScript syntax, you're ready to get started.
Once you understand how React works, you'll build a complete custom Whinepad app that helps users rate wines and keep notes. You'll quickly learn why some developers consider React the key to the web app development puzzle.
  • Set up React and write your first "Hello world" web app
  • Create and use custom React components alongside generic DOM components
  • Build a data table component that lets you edit, sort, search, and export its contents
  • Use the JSX syntax extension as an alternative to function calls
  • Set up a lean, low-level build process that helps you focus on React
  • Build a complete custom app that lets you store data on the client
  • Use ESLint, Flow, and Jest tools to check and test your code as your app evolves
  • Manage communication between components with Flux