The newline Guide to Creating a React Hooks Library

This course is a complete step-by-step guide to coding custom React Hooks and building a Hooks library from scratch. Confidently master React Hooks, a transformative update added since React version 16.8, that makes it much easier to reuse code as your React codebase grows.

 

What You Will Learn

Hooks API fundamentals

Developing custom React Hooks

How to write reusable React Hooks

Common React Hooks mistakes to avoid in your code

Transpilers and bundlers for JavaScript libraries

Using GitHub Actions to test, build, and lint your library

Publish your React Hooks library to NPM

In this course we’ll build a set of custom reusable hooks, a mini react-hanger clone, essentially going from nothing to a fully-automated publishing pipeline that follows the best practices. We will cover common Hooks APIs every React developer should know, then dive straight into implementing Custom React Hooks, similar to what you will find in leading React libraries in the open source React ecosystem.

Why this course

React Hooks promise to eliminate the difficulties of sharing state without writing class-based components. The challenge is that Hooks do away with the lifecycle methods and class-based semantics of state management that many React developers were familiar with. Learning React Hooks on your own can be time consuming, confusing and frustrating. With that in mind, The newline Guide to Creating a React Hooks Library, was created to provide a complete tutorial that fully covers React Hooks. Within a few hours you'll have a strong grasp on React Hooks and how to implement them.

Course Topics

This course packs practical hands-on-instruction using and building React Hooks, along with the best practices you need to build wider React Hooks libraries others across your organization can use. The first module provides an overview of the React Hooks library project we’ll build, and we'll set up a complete environment with tools for library development. The subsequent modules then take you through building with React Hooks and creating your React Hooks library, including:

  • Hooks API fundamentals
  • Developing custom React Hooks
  • How to write reusable React Hooks
  • Common React Hooks mistakes to avoid in your code
  • Transpilers and bundlers for JavaScript libraries
  • Using GitHub Actions to test, build, and lint your library
  • Publish your React Hooks library to NPM

We’ll use tools including React, TypeScript, Babel, as well as GitHub Actions to build, test, and package a React Hooks library available for others to download from NPM. Ultimately, build your own React Hooks library and learn the best practices that will make your code reusable. With these skills, you can contribute more confidently to any React codebase using React Hooks, and make your team more productive.

Course Content

5 modules27 lessons1h 47m total

Introduction

2 lessons 2m total

Course overview

Course overview

INTRODUCTION

2:21 minutes

Setting up developer environment

7 lessons 35m total

Development of custom hooks

6 lessons1h 3m total

LESSON

6:27 minutes

LESSON

15:41 minutes

LESSON

14:36 minutes

Publishing the Code

3 lessons

Your Instructors

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Andrey Los

Senior Frontend Engineer at Revolut. In love with: singing (music), coding, games, self-improvement and Formula 1.

👋 Hi! I'm Andrey Los. I spent 9 years in professional software engineering. I worked in all sizes of companies enterprise, scale-up, start-up. To name a few Revolut, Thomson Reuters, UBS, Deutsche Bank and others. I've worked on BigData, Backend, Frontend, Fullstack positions through my career. Last 4 years I dedicated towards Frontend development and particularly React, TypeScript, GraphQL and all the tooling around it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

For beginners to intermediate level engineers who want to get condensed introduction into different build tools in JS Ecosystem and learn a bit of React hooks in the same time.

Why is this topic is important?

As company grows in size it's vital to extract certain pieces of the code into reusable libraries to share this code across the organization and avoid its duplication. This helps with productivity, quality and consistency. Whether it's hooks, utilities, types or some other things. This course will help you get it published and built in the best way possible

What if I need help?

You can ask us questions anytime through the community Discord channel or by sending us a message.

  • 27 lessons (1h 47m)

  • 1 complete project

  • 1,035 lines of code