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React Tutorial

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React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

React is used to build single-page applications.

React allows us to create reusable UI components.

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Learning by Examples

Our "Show React" tool makes it easy to demonstrate React. It shows both the code and the result.

Example:

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';

function Hello(props) {
  return <h1>Hello World!</h1>;
}

ReactDOM.render(<Hello />, document.getElementById('root'));

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Create React App

To learn and test React, you should set up a React Environment on your computer.

This tutorial uses the create-react-app.

The create-react-app tool is an officially supported way to create React applications.

Node.js is required to use create-react-app.

Open your terminal in the directory you would like to create your application.

Run this command to create a React application named my-react-app:

npx create-react-app my-react-app

create-react-app will set up everything you need to run a React application.

Note: If you've previously installed create-react-app globally, it is recommended that you uninstall the package to ensure npx always uses the latest version of create-react-app. To uninstall, run this command: npm uninstall -g create-react-app.


Run the React Application

Run this command to move to the my-react-app directory:

cd my-react-app

Run this command to execute the React application my-react-app:

npm start

A new browser window will pop up with your newly created React App! If not, open your browser and type localhost:3000 in the address bar.

The result:


You will learn more about the create-react-app in the React Get Started chapter.


What You Should Already Know

Before starting with React.JS, you should have intermediate experience in:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

You should also have some experience with the new JavaScript features introduced in ECMAScript 6 (ES6), you will learn about them in the React ES6 chapter.