Learn React The Right Way

The up-to-date, in-depth, complete guide to React and friends.
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" The best resource for learning and using React"

--Simonpietro Nonnis

Stop wasting your time learning React with incomplete and confusing tutorials

  • There are so many incorrect, confusing, and out-of-date blog articles

    One tutorial says one thing and another says something completely different.

  • There are too many options

    There are fifty different boilerplates and a dozen different Flux implementations. Which one is best?

  • React is only the view layer?

    Then how are we supposed to write our models and controllers? Do we even have those anymore?

  • Googling only takes you so far...

    There aren't many good tutorials that show how everything works together.

  • Time is money

    And piecing together hundreds of blog posts isn't exactly fun.

  • React and all the crazy libraries update so often, how can anyone expect to keep up?

    With such an active community, there are so many updates it feels impossible to know about what's best and what's just noise.

  • How does it all fit together?

    React is a modular ecosystem but API docs often focus on one library and don't show the forest for the trees.

  • Still not hitting your deadlines?

    Learning a new framework can be fun, but we're spending all this time learning and we still have a job to do...

Interested? Download the first chapter for free.

React has many moving parts

  • Props

    Props are the "arguments" to your components

  • Event Handlers

    onClick specifies a function that we can call when an element is clicked

  • Nested Components

    Components can be used by other components. A React app is a tree of nested components

  • Dynamic Attributes

    By mixing code and markup, we're able to easily change the view based on state

React apps are made of components
JSX puts HTML in your JavaScript

React is an Ecosystem

  • React-proper is only the view-layer, but there is a lot to learn in order to make it work together.

  • GraphQL

    GraphQL is a powerful alternative to REST that lets client applications specify their own typed views.

  • Relay

    Relay is a new way of structuring client applications that co-locates data-fetching requirements and React components.

  • Routing

    React doesn't have built-in support for routing, but there is a popular library that plays nicely with others.

Ready To Master React?

What if you could master the entire framework in less time, with solid foundations, without beating your head against the wall? Imagine how quickly you can get all of your work done with the right tools and best practices.

Seriously, let's stop wasting time scouring Google, searching through incorrect, out-of-date, blog posts and get everything you need to be productive in one, well-organized place, complete with both simple and complex examples to get your app up and running.

You'll learn what you need to know to work professionally and build solid, well-tested, optimized apps with ReactJS. This book is your definitive guide or your money back.

“I've been wanting to dig into React for ages, but hadn't found an accessible route. I really enjoy this book's example-driven approach. Makes everything very easy to understand.”

Matt Boys - Data Science, Facebook

Tons of sample code

Lots of runnable code

When you get access to Fullstack React, you're not getting just a book, but access to live code examples. Every chapter in the book comes packed with a complete project that builds on the concepts of the chapter.

15 Chapters

Every chapter focuses on a different part of the ecosystem, but in the context of an app. So you'll see how everything fits together.

Complete Sample Apps

Several sample applications, ranging from simple to complex are included with every copy of the book.

Always up-to-date

As the React framework matures, so does the book and code. Our team has a history of keeping our books up date - we've released updates for our books on Angular over 50 times.

Detailed explanations

We explain, in detail, nearly every concept in every chapter. By the end of the book, you'll understand React really well and feel comfortable writing your own apps.

Book Contents

  • Writing Your First React App 1
  • Build a real application  
  • Writing our first component  
  • Going further  
  • Thinking in React 2
  • How to architect our applications  
  • Data-flow between components  
  • Handling component updates  
  • Server Communication 3
  • Interacting with back-end servers  
  • Loading state from our server  
  • Handling CRUD from our server  
  • JSX and the Virtual DOM 4
  • What is the VirtualDOM?  
  • Understanding the React model  
  • What is JSX?  
  • Advanced Components 5
  • The React API and You  
  • Handling all the props  
  • Understanding state and optimizing our components  
  • Forms in React 6
  • Events, buttons, and more  
  • Handling all sorts of inputs  
  • Remote and async persistence  
  • Using Webpack with `create-react-app` 7
  • Rapid application bootstrapping  
  • Hot-reloading and auto-reloaded development experiences  
  • Customizing our build  
  • Unit Testing 8
  • Unit testing with Jest  
  • Power-testing with enzyme  
  • Mocking async data  
  • Using Redux 9
  • Intro to the flux design pattern  
  • Core redux workflow  
  • Hands-on Redux  
  • Intermediate Redux 10
  • Advanced Redux  
  • Adding threading to our app  
  • Advanced Reducer Composition  
  • Container and Presentational Components in Redux 11
  • Presentational and Container components  
  • Generating containers with redux  
  • Redux Action Creators  
  • Routing 12
  • React Router v4 New!  
  • Multipage applications through react-router  
  • Dynamically handling routes  
  • Authentication and multi-page applications  
  • Using GraphQL 13
  • Why GraphQL  
  • Complex types  
  • Mutations and Subscriptions  
  • Writing a GraphQL Server 14
  • Building your own GraphQL server  
  • Setting up the Database  
  • Authentication and authorization  
  • React Native 15
  • What is React-Native  
  • Routing  
  • Web vs. Native  

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What will I learn?

  • A basic and advanced understanding of React components
  • An advanced, in-depth knowledge of how React works
  • How to interact with backend servers using APIs
  • A complete understanding of using Redux
  • How to build, validate, and populate interactive forms
  • How to use inline styles for perfect looking components
  • How to test React components
  • How to build and use isomorphic components
  • How to get control of your build process
  • A deep understanding of data-driven modeling with props and state
  • A deep understanding of Flux
  • How to use client-side routing for pages in your apps
  • How to write advanced components like auto-complete search, drag 'n drop, and infinite scroll
  • How to interact with REST, GraphQL, and Relay
  • Introductory knowledge of React Native
  • And much, much more
  • Download the first chapter and build your first React app
Get up and running quickly

Within 15 minutes of opening the first chapter you'll have your first React app up and running.

Comprehensive topics

You'll learn core React concepts from building custom components, to implementing routing, managing application dataflow, unit testing, and beyond.

Best Practices

The book covers best practices for code organization, testing, and performance. We cover practical and real-world examples of how to piece-together applications.

Up to Date

We are constantly updating the book with the latest tips and tricks from the React community. Don't worry about being out of date, we cover the latest release of React (version react-16.7.0 ). And you'll get access to all updates, for a year for free!

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  • Professional-grade React ebook content
  • Completely DRM-free PDF, mobi, and epub formatted ebook
  • Learn React from the inside out
  • Learn the right way to build React apps
  • Build advanced React apps within minutes
  • Have the complete library available at your fingertips
  • The code for every sample in the book to get you going quickly
  • The complete code for the sample app
  • 2 hour long beginner React screencast
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  • Have the complete library available for your team
  • The code for every sample in the book to get you going quickly
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Meet the Authors

We are the team behind ng-book and ng-book 2 and we've kept those books up to date by releasing over 50 updates over the last two years. We'll be continuing that trend by keeping Fullstack React up to date for a long time.

Anthony Accomazzo

Passionate about teaching, Anthony has coached many beginning programmers through their early stages. Before Fullstack React, he led the development of IFTTT's API platform.

Ari Lerner

Hi, I'm Ari. I'm the author of ng-book and I've been teaching Web Development for a long time. I like to speak at conferences and eat spicy food. I technically got paid while I traveled the country as a professional comedian, but have come to terms with the fact that I am not funny.

Clay Allsopp

Clay Allsopp builds products at Palantir using React, React Native, and GraphQL. He has worked on chart-topping mobile apps and authored ​ RubyMotion: Beginning iOS Development with Ruby.

David Guttman

David organizes JS.LA, the premier JavaScript event in Los Angeles, and is the CTO of Interlincx, where he makes sure billions of requests find their home every month. He is the author of numerous open-source modules (including react-pivot) and has presented on a variety of topics at JSFest, JSConf, and other JavaScript events.

Tyler McGinnis

Tyler McGinnis is currently the CTO of Spero where they're building a React Native app that is helping connect individuals affected by cancer. He's the creator of React.js Program. He's a Google Developer Expert and he organized React.js Utah and ReactWeek. Sometimes he rambles on JavaScript Air as a co-host and he also helps run React Newsletter and Front End Newsletter.

Nate Murray

Nate is a full-stack developer and writes code for everything from deep-learning image recognition to mobile games for cats. Nate formerly worked at IFTTT and his background is in data mining and scaling web services.

I'm wondering...

How long is the book?

The book has 15 chapters totaling 810+ pages, several sample apps totaling over 10,900+ lines of code (JavaScript/JSX, non-comment lines).

Is the book complete?


We're often updating and expanding the book as things change in the ecosystem.

Do I have to know JavaScript?

A little bit. We don't assume that you've used React before, and we do explain many JavaScript concepts. But this book assumes you have a little bit of background in JavaScript programming.

However, this book teaches React from the ground up and you can use it even if you've never used a web-framework before.

How long is the book and screencast?

The book text is about 810+ pages and content complete. The screencast is about 2 hours long.

Do we actually update the book?


We've already released 29+ updates to the book

Can I read a sample for free?

Absolutely. You can download the first chapter here and get your first React app up in minutes.

How do I download the book and updates?

If you've purchased the book, you can download it from your Gumroad library

How up to date is the book?

The entire book is up to date with the latest release of React: react-16.7.0

What if I don't like it?

If you're unhappy with the book or content, just reach out to us and we'll give you a full refund. There's no risk.

Does the book support React Fiber?

Yes! React Fiber's changes are internal. Given what we know about React 16, we don't think you'll need to do anything special to upgrade from React 15.

Our promise to you

We're committed to keeping Fullstack React the best resource for learning and using React.

We personally respond to requests for content and we regularly release updates.

We're independent authors and we survive by making the highest quality book on React as possible.

There's no risk: if you're not satisfied for any reason, send us an email and we'll give you a full refund.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected]