This was originally posted as a Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/chrisachard/status/1167132279333957632
Want to learn hooks, but you've been too busy? ⏲
🔥 Here's a mini crash course just for you! 🔥
(code links at the end)
Add state to function components by calling
useState and pass in the initial value.
useState returns 2 values in an array:
- the current value of the state
- a function to update the state
Call hooks at the top level of a function, and NOT in if statements or loops.
This is required for React to internally keep track of the hook values.
Perform asynchronous actions and actions with side effects in the
That way, async actions still work across multiple renders
useEffect takes an array of dependencies as the second argument
THIS IS IMPORTANT! Skipping the dependency list can result in infinite loops, or code that doesn't run when you think it should
Write custom hooks as function that start with the word
Then use any built in hooks you want
and return (or not) and values and functions
There are many other built in hooks, but they all follow similar patterns
Get the complete list here: https://reactjs.org/docs/hooks-reference.html
That's it! You can now add state and long-running effects to function components.
Class components aren't dead, but hooks do help clean up some component logic.
Here are links to code you can try out!
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