A webpack is one of the most popular build tools available and is often used with React. You can use webpack with any type of project though - it doesn't have to be used with React. Eve demonstrates how to set up a webpack build and describes some of the important configuration steps like entry points and loaders. We also set up the webpack.config and the webpack-dev-server.
Think about a typical HTML file.…We might load several different scripts,…making several HTTP requests.…Webpack will run several commands at a time…to create a bundle file.…This bundle packages scripts, dependencies,…and even CSS into one file and one file means one request.…The first thing that we need to do to use Webpack…is we're going to create a Webpack config file.…In the start folder I'm going to go ahead…and save this as Webpack.config.js.…
The Webpack config is going to describe everything…
- Refactoring elements with JSX
- Transpiling with Babel
- Creating components
- Adding component properties and methods
- Displaying child components
- Working with props and state
- Setting up routes
- Nesting routes
- Creating forms
- Understanding the component life cycle
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 09/19/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: setting up Chrome tools for React, inspecting React sites, Babel static transpiling with babel-cli, loading JSON with webpack, adding CSS to webpack build, and creating components with createClass(). In addition, a new video was added that covers migrating to webpack 3.
Q: This course was updated on 06/20/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover staying up to date with React and using create-react-app. In addition, the following topics were updated: creating components with createClass() and working with state.
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1. What Is React.js?
2. Intro to JSX and Babel
3. React Components
4. Props and State
5. Using the React Router
6. Forms and Refs
7. The Component Lifecycle
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