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Home > Training > Web 2.0 and AJAX > React Training: React JavaScript Programming

React Training: React JavaScript Programming

Course#: WA2583

Web Age Solutions React training introduces the React JavaScript framework, sometimes referred to as ReactJS or React.JS.  React is a popular component-based JavaScript framework used for easy creation of powerful, interactive UIs.

This React training course will provide an introduction to the benefits of the React JavaScript framework, so course participants can start to develop applications quickly using the framework.


In this training, attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand the programming model provided by the React framework
  • Define React components
  • Use the React framework to handle events and stateful data


Attendees should have some prior understanding of web development, HTML, AJAX, and JavaScript.


2 Days

Outline of WA2583 React Training: React JavaScript Programming Training

Chapter 1. Advanced Objects and Functionality in JavaScript

  • Basic Objects
  • Constructor Function
  • More on the Constructor Function
  • Object Properties
  • Deleting a Property
  • The instanceof Operator
  • Object Properties
  • Constructor and Instance Objects
  • Constructor Level Properties
  • Namespace
  • Functions Are First-Class Objects
  • Closures
  • Closure Examples
  • Private Variables with Closures
  • Immediately Invoked Function Expression (IIFE)
  • The Module Pattern
  • Module Pattern Example
  • Prototype
  • Inheritance in JavaScript
  • The Prototype Chain
  • Traversing Prototype Property Hierarchy
  • Prototype Chain
  • Inheritance Using Prototype
  • Extending Inherited Behavior
  • Enhancing Constructors
  • Improving Constructor Performance
  • Inheritance with Object.create
  • The hasOwnProperty Method
  • Summary

Chapter 2. React Overview

  • What is React?
  • What's in a Name?
  • React Component Model
  • What React Is Not
  • What You Will Not Find in React
  • Motivation for Creating React
  • A React JavaScript Example
  • One-Way Data Flow
  • JSX
  • A JSX Example
  • The Virtual (Mock) DOM
  • Only Sub-components that Actually Change are Re-Rendered
  • React Libraries
  • React Installation
  • Summary

Chapter 3. Programming with React API

  • React Programming Options
  • Components vs Elements
  • Three Ways to Create a React UI Component
  • React API On-Line Documentation
  • Setting Up the Libraries
  • The ReactDOM Object
  • The ReactDOM Object (Cont'd)
  • The React Object
  • The React.createElement Method
  • The ReactElement Object
  • The ReactElement Structure
  • The React.DOM Object
  • The React.PropTypes Object
  • The React.Children Object
  • The propTypes Object
  • Lifecycle Methods (Applied only to ES6 Classes)
  • Summary

Chapter 4. JSX

  • What is JSX?
  • JSX Transpilation to React Code Example
  • Running the Transpiled Code
  • Babel
  • Babel JavaScript Library
  • Script Import Skeleton Code
  • Playing Around in CodePen
  • React Components and Properties (Props)
  • Ways to Create UI Components
  • Creating a Functional Component Example
  • Component Names Must Be Capitalized
  • Creating a UI Component with React.createClass()
  • The render Method Object
  • Creating a UI Component Using ES6 Class Notation
  • Using ES6 Classes with React
  • Which UI Component Creation Syntax Should I Use?
  • Components vs Elements
  • Elements Are Immutable
  • Properties
  • Property Naming Convention
  • Properties Default to 'True'
  • Spread Attributes (an ES6 Feature)
  • Expressions
  • Hands-on Exercises
  • Nesting JSX Elements
  • Example of JSX Nesting
  • JSX is Safe to Use
  • Hands-on Exercise
  • State and Lifecycle Events
  • Event Handling
  • Event Handler Example
  • Working with Lists of Items
  • List Keys
  • Hands-on Exercises
  • Summary

Chapter 5. Introduction to Node.js

  • What Is Node.js?
  • Application of Node.js
  • Installing Node.js and NPM
  • "Hello, Node World!"
  • How It Works
  • Built on JavaScript: Benefits
  • Traditional Server-Side I/O Model
  • Disadvantages of the Traditional Approach
  • Event-Driven, Non-Blocking I/O
  • Concurrency
  • Using Node Package Manager (NPM)
  • Express
  • Summary

Chapter 6. Babel Command-Line Interface

  • Babel Transpiler
  • Usage Options
  • Presets and Plug-ins
  • Babel CLI Installation
  • Installing the Required Presets
  • The .babelrc Configuration File
  • Running Babel Command-Line
  • Summary

Chapter 7. ES6 in a Nutshell

  • What is ES6?
  • ES6 Features
  • Using ES6
  • Transpiling
  • Major Syntax Changes
  • let and const
  • Variable Scope
  • Shadowing Variables
  • Arrow Functions
  • Arrow Functions As Parameters
  • Using 'this' Within Arrow Functions
  • Template Literals
  • Spread Operator
  • ES6 Classes
  • Declaring Classes
  • Declaring Instance Methods
  • Accessor Methods
  • Static Methods
  • Inheritance With Classes
  • Summary

Chapter 8. Extending React

  • The Need to Extend React
  • Redux
  • Redux Design Ideas
  • React Router
  • React Router Code Examples
  • Issues With Manual Module Management
  • Webpack
  • Testing React Apps: ReactTestUtils
  • Testing React Apps: Jest
  • Testing with Jest and Enzyme
  • Summary

Lab Exercises

Lab 1. Setting Up the Lab Environment
Lab 2. Getting Started with React
Lab 3. DOM Updates in React
Lab 4. JSX Expressions
Lab 5. Using the On-line Babel REPL
Lab 6. Using Composite Components
Lab 7. Working with Lists in JSX
Lab 8. A Class-Based React Component
Lab 9. Using ES6 for Creating React Components
Lab 10. Event Handlers in React
Lab 11. Installing Babel Command-Line Interface
Lab 12. Using Babel Command-Line Interface

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