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5 React Component Toolkits

Have you ever built a Dropdown, Table or other component in React and feel like you are reinventing the wheel? It turns out, you are! These common components have been built over and over again.

Apache Foundation bans use of Facebook BSD+Patents licensed libraries like React.js

The React.js Licensing has been a topic that pops up every once in a while. Now it seems that the Apache Foundation has taken a stance against using React.js and other popular software using this license.

React Internals, Part One: basic rendering

In this five part series, we will “recreate” React from the ground up, learning how it works along the way. Once we’ve finished, you should have a good grasp of how React works, and when and why it calls the various lifecycle methods of a component.

You Probably Don’t Need Redux

Are your coworkers throwing around the idea of using redux and you still don’t quite get why? Maybe you’re a senior engineer still getting experienced with React. Or you already glanced at redux and did a WTF at the docs.

DESTROY ALL CLASSES: Turn React Components Inside Out with Functional Programming

 A real-world example of refactoring a React Native component into stateless functional components and higher-order components, in 5 steps.

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