React Hooks - 1 Year Later


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
  • useState
  • useReducer
  • useRef
  • useContext
  • useEffect
  • 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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