React Hooks in Action
With Suspense and Concurrent Mode
John Larsen
  • MEAP began February 2020
  • Publication in Spring 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617297632
  • 370 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white

This book will not only show you how to use hooks but how they work to help you understand how to use then correctly and create your own!

Ryan Huber
Build stylish, slick, and speedy-to-load user interfaces in React without writing custom classes. React Hooks are a new category of functions that help you to manage state, lifecycle and side effects within functional components. React Hooks in Action teaches you to use pre-built hooks like useState, useReducer and useEffect, and to build your own hooks. Your code will be more reusable, require less boilerplate, and you’ll instantly be a more effective React developer.

About the Technology

React Hooks promise to make React programmers even more productive. Hooks are a collection of pre-built and custom functions that give you a simpler API for working with key React functionalities. Hooks cleanly encapsulate side effects, make it easier to reuse components between projects, and result in less code overall. These new features represent a fundamental evolution in how the React library functions, so even experienced React developers will want to get up to speed with Hooks.

About the book

React Hooks in Action shows you how to use Hooks to make your codebase simpler and more reusable, and your applications faster and more responsive. You’ll build a resource booking example application chapter by chapter, learning how to develop components with local, shared, and application states. You’ll discover different approaches to data fetching, including using Concurrent Mode and Suspense to improve user experience, and explore third party hooks in the evolving React ecosystem.

What's inside

  • Use React Query to load, update and cache data from a server
  • Use code-splitting to improve the responsiveness of your apps
  • Build functional components that can update their own state
  • Manage component side effects
  • Use the React Suspense API to improve the user experience of page and data loading

About the reader

For front-end web developers experienced with React.

About the author

John Larsen is the author of Get Programming with JavaScript. He was a mathematics and computing teacher for 25 years. He has an MA in mathematics and an MSc in information technology, and an ongoing interest in educational research. A web developer since 2000, he uses JavaScript end-to-end for server-side and client-side programming.

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