Basic react Hooks

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Hooks are a new addition in React 16.8. and allows us to write functional programming (with function component) instead of class oriented programming (class components).

The basic hooks are:

  • useState(). Which replaces the state of the class component types.
  • useEffects(). Which replaces the lifecycle methods like componentDidMount, componentDidUpdate, componentWillUnmount of the class component types.
  • useContext(). Which is used in Context API

Another advanced hooks are:

The logic behind useState and useEffect is pretty clear and better adding just a code block that will explain how they work:

function AddOne() {
  const [count, setCount] = useState(0);
  const [title, setTitle] = useState("Please click on the button.");

  // Similar to componentDidMount and componentDidUpdate:
  useEffect(() => {
    setTitle(`You clicked ${count} times`);

  return (
      <p>You clicked {count} times</p>
      Count: {count}
      <button onClick={() => setCount(count++)}>+1</button>


About useContext(), accepts a context object (the value returned from React.createContext) and returns the current context value for that context. The current context value is determined by the value prop of the nearest <MyContext.Provider> above the calling component in the tree.

This is the offical example at documentation:

const { useState, useContext } = React

const greetings = {
  hi: "Hi there!",
  bye: "Bye bye!"
const AppContext = React.createContext(greetings.hi);

function Display() {
  const value = useContext(AppContext);

  return (

const App = () => {
  return (
      <AppContext.Provider value={greetings.bye}>
        <Display />

  <App />,

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