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Access Nested Data with Reacts props.children

Use React ref to Get a Reference to Specific Components

Use React Components as Children for Other Components

Manage React Component State with setState

Set Properties on React Components

Display Output in React with a Component's render Method

Write a "Hello World" React Component

Access Nested Data with Reacts props.children

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When you're building your React components, you'll probably want to access child properties of the markup. this.props.children accesses the innerHTML or nested components of another component.

Use React ref to Get a Reference to Specific Components

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When you are using React components you need to be able to access specific references to individual component instances. This is done by defining a ref. This lesson will introduce us to some of the nuances when using ref.

Use React Components as Children for Other Components

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The owner-ownee relationship is used to designate a parent-child relationship with React components as it differs from the DOM relationship. This lesson demonstrates how composable React can be when using stateless functions to display data.

Manage React Component State with setState

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State is used for properties on a component that will change, versus static properties that are passed in. This lesson introduces you to updating state through a simple text input and displaying that in the browser.

Set Properties on React Components

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This lesson will teach you the basics of setting properties (props) in your React components. As stated in Thinking in React, props are how we pass data around in React. We will take a look at what propTypes and defaultProps do for us in React.

Display Output in React with a Component's render Method

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The render method is where the magic happens in your React components to display output to the screen. This lesson explains how to structure your JSX in a React component.

Write a "Hello World" React Component

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This lessons goes over what it takes to get React to output simple text to the browser such as Hello Eggheads. This lesson will also introduce stateless functional components. React uses JSX which is a "JavaScript syntax extension that looks similar to XML." While this is not required to use with React, it is highly recommended.

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