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Your First Week With React by Camilo Reyes, Eric Greene, Pavels Jelisejevs, Mark Brown, Maria Antonietta Perna, Chris Laughlin, Michael Wanyoike

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Chapter 3: Getting Started with React: A Beginner’s Guide

by Michael Wanyoike

In this guide, I'll show you the fundamental concepts of React by taking you through a practical, step-by-step tutorial on how to create a simple Message App using React. I'll assume you have no previous knowledge of React. However, you'll need at least to be familiar with modern JavaScript and NodeJS.

React is a remarkable JavaScript library that's taken the development community by storm. In a nutshell, it's made it easier for developers to build interactive user interfaces for web, mobile and desktop platforms. One of its best features is its freedom from the problematic bugs inherent in MVC frameworks, where inconsistent views is a recurring problem for big projects. ...

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