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Create a React Class in 60 Seconds

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React is a JavaScript library built and maintained by Facebook that aims to make it easy to build user interfaces using, you guessed it, JavaScript.

In this video, we're going to take a quick look at how easy to is to get started using React. We'll be learning a little bit more about React, as a library, and we'll see how we can begin implementing it in our projects.

As mentioned in the video:

React is a JavaScript framework for building user interfaces. Unlike other front-end JavaScript frameworks, it doesn't provide everything you will need to build a web application. Instead, it focuses only on the view layer. You use React by creating "chunks" of the overall view; these "chunks" are properly called components.

This is arguably one of the most important takeaways. The library doesn't aim to be full stack. Instead, it focuses on the front-end, unlike many of the tools that we see today.

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In the meantime, don't hesitate to take a look at the React documentation.

Want More React?

If you're interested in seeing an application of React in the wild, then perhaps check out Quotes on CodeCanyon. It's an iOS application built using React. Its goal is to provide an example application for how you can get started with using React to build iOS-specific applications. 

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