Understanding React.js

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. During the talk you will learn how to convert a static site into a dynamic React application.

Learning objectives:

  • 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 and props?
  • What are proptypes?
  • What are hooks?
  • What is JSX and what about separation of concerns?
Presentation Video
Saturday, October 17
2:00pm - 2:45pm (PT)
Theming & Front-end