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Practice is the key to mastering any skill or area of knowledge. You don’t learn things in a day. It takes weeks, months, and sometimes even years of consistent practice to be good at something.
React is also huge in general and it takes time to learn it properly. So instead of crying in front of the mirror when you forget concepts or syntax, look out for the solutions.
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I am assuming here that you have at least a basic understanding of React, because if you don’t I have another gift for you, open it here†
OK, it looks like you already have some experience with React, but the concepts and syntax escape your memory. In that case, the following are 9 great cheat sheets that might help you on your journey:
Remark: Cheatsheets are useful not only for novice developers but also for experienced developers. Programming is about finding solutions that don’t memorize the syntax, so the more familiar you are with the basics, the more it helps.
1. Developer cheat sheet
Web Developer History
- React Router
This React cheatsheet doesn’t have much depth, but it does provide surface content good enough to run through the snippets and syntax. Check it out to quickly catch up on syntax if you’re in a hurry.
As of April 2022, this cheatsheet has a syntax for (only functional components count†
- Create React App
- Stateless component
- Props in stateless component
- useRef Hook
- use State Hook
- Higher order component
- Render props
devhint.io is another website full of cheatsheets for various technologies. DevHint’s React cheatsheet contains more content than Developer Cheatsheets.
However, most of the content is based on class components that you probably won’t need unless you’re running on an outdated codebase.
Still, this cheatsheet contains some helpful snippets from the world of functional components. These are the functional component declaration, declaration and examples of useState hook, useEffect hook, and most importantly how to create a custom hook.
3. Reed Ship
this cheat sheet is a freecodecamp article by Reed Barger. It is one of my favorites and the best React cheatsheet for beginners. It was published in February 2022, so it is also the most recent of the other cheat sheets mentioned in this article.
The good part about this cheat sheet is that it is not a syntax only cheat sheet, but it also gives you the context behind the syntax and teaches you a bit about those concepts. So if you are at a beginner level this will come in handy.
This cheatsheet contains basic content such as React Elements, attributes, styles, snippets, components, props, etc. to various hooks such as useState, useEffect, useRef, useContext, useCallback, and useMemo.
The content is well written, beginner friendly and has enough depth to keep you here for most problems.
Personally, I don’t think there is any reason why this website shouldn’t be in your bookmarks.
4. Eric the coder
this cheat sheet is a dev.to article by Eric The Coder. He wrote this article in June 2021 as a reminder when he forgets React concepts and syntax.
When it comes to hook, this cheatsheet includes useState, useEffect, and useRef.
Eric created this cheat sheet when he was a beginner in React. So even the most basic things are well documented and highlighted (which other cheatsheets lack to some degree).
Shecodes React Cheat Sheet is a fully featured component based cheatsheet with syntax only.
You can view all clips at once or filter them by category. No explanation is given for the snippets, so you can use it just to have a quick look at the different syntax.
The content is similar to other websites and is easily and quickly accessible, making it a great cheatsheet for quick reference to syntax.
6. Reply TypeScript
Finally we have something great for our TypeScript developers.
Reply typescript is an MIT licensed open source cheatsheet project with over 33K stars on GitHub and many great contributors to keep the project alive and quality high.
The whole cheatsheet is divided into 4 parts:
- Base – Aimed at helping React developers adopt TS in React apps.
- Advanced – Demonstrates and explains advanced usage of generic types for people who write reusable utilities/functions/renderprop/higher order components and TS+React libraries.
- Migrate – Helps gather advice for incrementally migrating large codebases from JS or Flow, from people who have done it.
- HOC – Gathers all available knowledge for writing Higher Order Components with React and TypeScript.
The quality of the whole project is top notch, the necessary explanations are given where necessary and above all this cheatsheet is actively maintained and updated by the community.
This is another great, functional only component Reply cheat sheet† While the design isn’t outstanding, this cheat sheet has excellent content.
All snippets are available on the homepage with a little explanation of each.
The content includes syntax of the basic components, shorthand, event handling and 6 different hooks: useState, useEffect, useRef, useMemo, useReducer. useCallback.
Good examples are given in each excerpt with a brief explanation of each. You should definitely check out this cheat sheet.
8. Ohan’s Emmanuel
this cheat sheet is LogRocket’s article by Ohans Emmanuel. Unlike other cheat sheets on our list, this one doesn’t focus on the basics of React.
It is a React Hooks cheatsheet that is only about explaining React Hooks. It includes syntax, how hooks work, and the best practices to keep in mind when working with Hooks in React. Everything is explained with examples and the content is very well written.
The following hooks are included in the cheat sheet:
- use callback
As a modern React developer, knowledge of Hooks is essential and this cheat sheet will help you understand their core and how to use them in your everyday life.
React learning is not a one-day task. It takes time, but being consistent, investing in your knowledge, and being smart by using cheat sheets will help you stay in the game in the long run.
I wish you good luck on your journey. If you have any questions, ping me Twitter†
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Have fun coding!