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Understanding React.js

Timeslot: 
Friday, 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Room: 
446
Track: 
Front-end Design & Development
Experience Level: 
Beginner
Session Length: 
45 minutes

React.js has become one of the top players in the JavaScript libraries world. WordPress has rebuilt its WYSIWYG editor using React. Drupal has recently adopted the library to create admin interfaces. This session aims to explain the basic concepts of React outside of the context of any particular CMS implementation. Many examples will be presented to help you understand it and why it is so powerful, but none is Drupal specific.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes: 

Attendees will learn about:

* What are the benefits of using React.js?
* How much ES6 do I need to know?
* What is a component and how to create it?
* What is a state, props, and context?
* What are proptypes?
* What are lifecycle methods?
* What is hooks?
* What is JSX and what about separation of concerns?