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Redux is an amazing library. It’s very simple and powerful at the same time. It is also very flexible. This is great because it gives us freedom to set it up the way we want and shape it to serve the needs of our application. But this flexibility also makes it difficult to integrate it for a large application because there are so many ways we can do this.
Using Hooks instead of Redux for state management is by no means easier. You have to be already familiar with the underlying concepts and understand the tradeoffs. Without relying on Redux you lose out-of-the-box performance optimizations, middleware support, devtools extension, time travel debugging and a bunch of other things. On the other hand you can noticeably reduce boilerplate and make iterations faster.
In this post, I'll look at an example stateful functional component that is tested with react-testing-library. I'll also write the same component into its class component equivalent and show how the class component can be tested with enzyme.
The inspiration for this guide came about after realizing that the blog article I had read the most was ‘A Complete Guide to Flexbox’. There are two reasons for this, firstly, I am very forgetful, and secondly, it is a quick and simple way to find the information I need. This list aims to give you the best guides on how to do almost anything in the world of React, and general web development. Keep reading to find the tools you’ll need to become a great react developer!
Interviewing for a developer role does not have to be a stressful experience. Interviewing can be fun. Interviewing can be an opportunity to geek out about the tools and technologies you use every day.