The TODOs app is the new “Hello World”
I was asked to answer a Quora question
about a simple TODOs example, and I thought a detailed explanation for it would be helpful to any one starting to learn React
You can see the code in action here
(Make sure you execute it with ES6/Babel selected in the middle). I did not write that code, I am just going to explain it inline after each important concept.
The example is a simple TODOs app with 3 components:
- TodoList (the container and state manager)
- TodoItems (presentational for the list of todos)
- TodoInput (controlled component to read a new todo)
The first rendered interface looks like:
The initial list renders with test items “red” and “blue”, then you can use the “Add” button to add more items to the list.
Thanks for reading!