The course guides students in order for them to acquire practical knowledge of building user interfaces with React. It focuses on an application setup and user interfaces design approach in order to make full use of React's features. It teaches students to create components and how to compose them in order to create complex user interfaces.
This course then consolidates the acquired knowledge about React components in order to allow user interactivity.
Starting from the core principles of UI design, the course helps students to understand the programming model provided by React by building a simple but practical application: a shopping cart for an online shop.
This is a 1-day course packed with the perfect balance of theory and hands-on activities that will help you get started with React.
React is widely used to create fast and reusable user interface components. It has been remarkably successful in recent years, since it is easy to use and offers a coherent design model.
React's ease of use depends on an actual understanding of the core concepts of the library. By exploiting these concepts, you can build a high-quality design interface.
You'll find helpful tips and tricks, as well as useful self-assessment material, exercises, and activities to help benchmark your progress and reinforce what you’ve learned.
This course begins with the introduction of basic concepts of ReactJS library and takes you to building complex user interfaces. Here are the important topics that this course will cover:
- Create components and combine them together to build other components
- Use JSX declaratives to describe how a component should look
- Manage a component's internal state
- Manage interaction events
- Exploit component lifecycle events
- Manage navigation between high-level components
- Design user interfaces by making the most of React's features
Basic knowledge of Node.js may be useful for managing the local development environment, but it is not mandatory.
Course-specific Technical Requirements
For successful completion of this course, students will require computer systems with the following:
A keyboard and mouse or other pointing device
- Processor: Pentium 4 (or equivalent)
- 2 GB RAM
- Hard disk space: 10 GB
- A projecting device (for the instructor only)
- An Internet Connection
- Operating System: Windows 10 version, 1507
- The latest version of Node.js (https://nodejs.org/en/)
- The latest version of Chrome or the penultimate version
Lesson 1: Introducing React and UI Design
Lesson 2: Creating Components
- What is React?
- How to Set Up a React-Based Application
- How to Design a UI
Lesson 3: Managing User Interactivity
- Definition of a Component
- Using JSX
- Composing Components
- Data Propagation
- Managing the Internal State
- Managing User Interaction
- Component Lifecycle Events