React’s Five Fingers of Death. Master these five concepts, then master React.

The 5 things you need to know to understand #ReactJS:

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  • The consequence of using the functional component syntax is that you lose access to the component methods we just talked about.
  • Higher-order components are a common pattern for giving a component access to new tools.
  • A HoC is a component that you can wrap around another component to pass it special props, and it’s typically created using a higher-order component factory function .
  • And we’ve also talked about the component methods supported by these classes.

A few years ago, my friend Sean started telling me how this brand new front-end library called React was going to take over the web. At first I dismissed it as just another framework fad. But then I…
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