Building Web Applications with React and Redux (REACT)


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  • Building Web Applications with React and Redux (REACT)
    4 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Software Development

    Course Details

    React is an open-source JavaScript library from Facebook used for building HTML5 web applications. In this training course, you learn how to develop a complete application by building high-performance User Interfaces (UIs) with JSX components targeting a virtual DOM, and creating Flux applications, which provide complementary architectural patterns to construct client-side application functionality.


    • Create an isomorphic web application using Facebook React and Flux
    • Compose a UI using React JavaScript and JSX components
    • Integrate React forms with Ajax and back-end REST services
    • Apply the Flux application pattern (dispatcher, stores, and actions)
    • Exploit React animation components with CSS3 transitions


    Introduction and Overview

    • Features of React and Flux
    • Benefits of the virtual DOM
    • Configuring the development and build environment

    Designing Custom React Components

    Displaying React content

    • Employing React.createElement() and React.DOM.* factories
    • Rendering the application with ReactDOM.render()
    • Constructing the UI on the server with renderToString()

    Leveraging JSX for UI design

    • Coding custom components with React.createClass()
    • Generating component output with the render method
    • Composing a JSX component hierarchy
    • Incorporating third-party components

    Activating React Components

    Parameterising components

    • Disambiguating component properties and state
    • Inserting properties into rendered output with this.props
    • Passing property values using JSX { } expressions
    • Initialising default values with getDefaultProps()

    Manipulating component state

    • Setting starting state values with getInitialState()
    • Reading application data with this.state
    • Mutating data with this.setState()
    • Harnessing React autobinding and event aggregation

    Integrating into the component life cycle

    • Attaching and detaching logic and event handlers in componentDidMount and componentWillUnmount
    • Enhancing performance with componentShouldUpdate
    • Responding to changes with componentWillReceiveProps

    Developing React Forms

    Manipulating form input components

    • Working with interactive properties
    • value
    • defaultValue
    • checked
    • selected
    • Capturing form component updates with onChange
    • Comparing controlled and uncontrolled components

    Simulating two-way binding

    • Applying the onChange / setState() convention
    • Employing the LinkedStateMixin
    • Passing ReactLink objects through the props hierarchy

    Connecting React to REST services

    • Making Ajax calls from React
    • Mapping CRUD access to REST actions
    • GET
    • POST
    • PUT
    • DELETE

    Creating Flux Applications

    Modelling client-side data interactivity

    • Identifying Flux participants
    • Actions
    • Dispatcher
    • Stores
    • Views
    • Harnessing unidirectional data flow
    • Comparing Flux to Model View Controller, Redux and Relay

    Coding a Flux application

    • Extending the Facebook Dispatcher
    • Utilising Node.js EventEmitter with custom stores
    • Integrating REST access with Flux action creators

    Integrating routing into Flux

    • Exploiting the react-router for semantic URLs
    • Mapping URL paths and parameters to components

    Analysing React Applications

    Developer tools

    • Inspecting React components with browser extensions
    • Identifying and debugging rendering errors

    Unit testing

    • Running tests with Jest
    • Simulating event dispatch with ReactTestUtils.Simulate

    Performance testing

    • Establishing a baseline
    • Profiling React execution with Perf.start() and stop()
    • Optimising component reconciliation with key

    Animating React Applications

    • Including the react-css-transition-group add-on
    • Employing the ReactCS component
    • Writing CSS transitions and animations


    Experience developing web pages with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS at the level of:

    • JavaScript for Modern Web Development