Jake Worth

ACR 2019: Functioning in React

September 04, 20191 min read

  • react

This October I’ll be presenting a talk titled Functioning in React: A Deep-Dive into useState at Ancient City Ruby in Jax Beach, FL. Here’s the abstract:

The State Hook is now a core part of React. But what does it mean for a function to have state? This talk explores this question, touching on the history of state, the source code behind the hook, and the impact stateful functions have on the code we write.

This is a focused examination of the useState hook, a feature I have been pondering for almost a year. Hooks are a trendy subject, so it’s a noisy space, but I haven’t yet seen a talk that’s trying to approach the subject from this angle.

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