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Discussion on: The concepts that React tutorials usually skip over

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Richard Tong • Edited on

A vDOM simply refers to a JavaScript representation of the actual DOM. There is no strict rule on how the virtual DOM should look.

This is one of those things I wish I knew before I cast aside vDOM as a black box sometime earlier in my career. There are some good practices here, great for anyone picking up React. Kudos

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Shakhbulat Gazgireev

Amen to that. When I was learning Frontend for the firs timet, I thought that VDOM is just a clean copy of the "real" DOM.