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Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 232: React Hooks - 1 Year Later

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Mar 18th, 2020

React Hooks - 1 Year Later

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about React Hooks, one year later — what's changed, how to use them, and more!

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Show Notes

1:26 - Hooks vs Render Props

  • Hooks win hands down

3:40 - useState

9:18 - useReducer

12:12 - useRef

15:30 - useContext

21:55 - useEffect

29:35 - Custom hooks to hide and encapsulate functionality

35:06 - How we use them

  • Scott

    • Index that imports all custom hooks
    • Babel alias to hooks folder
    • Import { useHook } from 'hooks'
    • useContextState
  • Wes

    • useResizeObserver
    • useForm
    • useGridRower
    • useWickedFavIcon

45:54 - Which built-in hooks do we not use?

  • useImperativeHandle
  • useCallback
  • useDebugValue

48:22 - Are hooks harder to learn?

  • Wes: Yes — but easier to maintain after the fact
  • Scott: Yes — harder conceptually and initially but easier after concepts are understood

50:29 - Are classes going away?

  • Wes: I say yes
  • Scott: Double yes

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