Archive for the ‘React.js’ Category

Working with Data in React: Properties & State

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This article is part of a web development series from Microsoft. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Managing data is essential to any application. Orchestrating the flow of data through the user interface (UI) of an appl...

How to Scan Fingerprints with Async PHP and React Native

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We live in interesting times. A short while ago, a company called OfferZen announced a new, programmable credit card. It's been a long time since I was this excited to get my hands on a piece of tech. My mind has been brimming with ideas ever since. So...

Optimizing React Performance with Stateless Components

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This story is about stateless components. This means components that don't have any this.state = { ... } calls in them. They only deal with incoming "props" and sub-components. First, the Super Basics import React, { Component } from 'react' class U...

How to Organize a Large React Application and Make It Scale

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This article is by guest author Jack Franklin. SitePoint guest posts aim to bring you engaging content from prominent writers and speakers of the Web community In this article, I'll discuss the approach I take when building and structuring large React ...

Styling in React: From External CSS to Styled Components

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While many aspects of building applications with React have been standardized to some degree, styling is one area where there are still a lot of competing options. Each has its pros can cons, and there is no clear best choice. In this article, I will p...

React vs Angular: An In-depth Comparison

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Should I choose Angular, or React? Today's bipolar landscape of JavaScript frameworks has left many of developers struggling to pick a side in this debate. Whether you're a newcomer trying to figure out where to start, a freelancer picking a framework ...

React Quickly: How to Work with Forms in React

How to Work with Forms in React is an excerpt from React Quickly, a hands-on book by Azat Mardan for anyone who wants to learn React.js fast. This article covers how to capture text input and input via other form elements like input, textarea, and opti...

Getting React Projects Ready Fast with Pre-configured Builds

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Starting a new React project now days is not as simple as we'd like it to be. Instead of instantly diving into the code and bringing your application to life, you have to spend time configuring the right build tools to set up a local development enviro...

Watch: A Lesson on React Props, Defaults and Modules

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React and ES6 seems to be on everyone's mind lately. Today I want to show you the ins and outs of React Props written with ES6. In this video tutorial you'll be learning about properties, defaults, and modules. Why? It will help you understand the basi...