React Development  Course

React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. This course will teach you the fundamentals of using the React library to create web-based applications.

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Audience: Is This The Right Course For Me?

You should attend the React Development workshop if:

  • You are a JavaScript programmer and you want to use React for web-based applications.
  • You need to support web applications that use React.

Prerequisites: Am I Ready For The Course?

Before you attend the React Development workshop:

  • You must be able to code in HTML and CSS, and create HTML forms. If you can't write HTML code, please first attend our HTML 5 and CSS course.
  • You must be able to program in JavaScript. If you have little or no JavaScript programming background, please first attend our JavaScript Programming course.

Please check that you meet the prerequisites for this course before you attend. Read the importance of course prerequisites to understand why this is necessary.

If you are not sure which is the right course for you, please call us. We will be happy to advise you, based on your training goals and your experience.

Objectives: What Will I Learn?

After you have completed the React workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand and create custom React components.
  • Understand the concept of state and lifecycle in React.
  • Be able to handle events in React.
  • Implement conditional rendering of React components.
  • Use lists and keys in React.
  • Handle forms and form controls in React.
  • Use React Router to handle routing functionality.

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Technical Contents: What Does The Course Cover?

  • Introduction to React.
  • Adding React to an HTML page.
  • Using Create React App.
React Basics
  • Classes in JavaScript.
  • Function and class components.
  • The virtual DOM.
  • The render() method.
  • JavaScript XML (JSX).
  • Embedding expressions in JSX.
Custom React Components
  • User-defined components.
  • Creating reusable components.
  • React componets as pure functions.
React State and Lifecycle
  • The React lifecycle.
  • The state object.
  • The ticking clock example.
  • The setState() method.
Events and Event Handling
  • Event names.
  • Default behaviour.
  • Adding event handlers.
  • Binding this in callbacks.
  • Passing arguments.
Conditional Rendering
  • Simple conditional rendering.
  • Using variables.
  • Logical operators.
  • The conditional operator.
  • Returning null.
Lists and Keys
  • Creating a list.
  • Creating keys.
  • The scope for uniqueness.
  • Passing keys as props.
Forms and Validation
  • Controlled components.
  • The textarea element.
  • The select element.
  • Handling multiple inputs
  • Controlling user input.
  • Uncontrolled components.
Extending React Components
  • Lifting state.
  • Reuse and inheritance.
Navigation and Routing
  • Routers.
  • Route matchers.
  • Navigation (or route changers).
  • Routing example.

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Duration: 2 days. Courses are presented from 08:30 to 16:30.
Price: R5,200.00 excluding VAT per delegate.

This price includes everything that you need:

  • All course material, provided in an electronic format.
  • An attendance certificate after the course, in PDF format.
  • A voucher to re-attend the course for a minimal fee within 6 months.
  • A voucher for a free competency assessment within 6 months.

All you have to bring to the course is the desire to learn.

Prices are valid from 1 January 2020.

Location: Due to COVID-19, all courses will be presented virtually.
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