JSFoo 2019

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Better Coding with React Hooks

Submitted by pulkit k (@kpulkit29) on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

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Section: Crisp talk (20 mins) Technical level: Intermediate


Developers have been conveniently using the react to build scalable modern websites.But what looks simple from outside might have its own complicated story. So is the case with class based components.They can easily get pretty lengthy ,complex and the native lifecycle methods have some side-effects.Here comes react hooks to save the day .The presentation will walk through the benefits of using react hooks over the class components.
Key takeaway for the audience :-
1. Existing problem with React’s structure.
2. How Hooks come to save the day.
3. Faster and cleaner development with react hooks.


I would like to break my talk in the following stages :-

1.Intorduction to React Hooks

2.React Hooks vs Class based components

3.A small live code demo to highight react hooks benefits



Experience of working with React

Speaker bio

Hi I am Pulkit ,currently a final year engineering student at IPU,Delhi.I recently interned with Magicpin (one of India’s biggest lifestyle based apps) and would be joining Magicpin as a Software Engineer soon.Having done similar internships in the past and having done some extensive javascript based projects I feel this would be a perfect opportunity for me to share my knowledge.Moreover I have been reading about React Hooks (a latest trend in react) since it was first introduced in 2018 and I believe that through this session a lot of other developers would clearly understand how react hooks can change the way we look at react.




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  • Abhishek Balaji (@booleanbalaji) Reviewer 29 days ago

    Hi Pulkit,

    The proposal is too basic for the audience at JSFoo. We’ll be moving this for consideration under a future similar event. Meanwhile, do work on your proposal by incorporating the points below:

    We need to see detailed slides and a preview video to evaluate your proposal. Your slides must cover the following:

    • Problem statement/context, which the audience can relate to and understand. The problem statement has to be a problem (based on this context) that can be generalized for all.
    • What were the tools/frameworks available in the market to solve this problem? How did you evaluate these, and what metrics did you use for the evaluation? Why did you pick the option that you did?
    • Explain how the situation was before the solution you picked/built and how it changed after implementing the solution you picked and built? Show before-after scenario comparisons & metrics.
    • What compromises/trade-offs did you have to make in this process?
    • What is the one takeaway that you want participants to go back with at the end of this talk? What is it that participants should learn/be cautious about when solving similar problems?

    We need your updated slides and preview video by Jun 8, 2019 to evaluate your proposal. If we do not receive an update, we’d be moving your proposal for evaluation under a future event.

    • pulkit k (@kpulkit29) Proposer 22 days ago

      Hi Abhishek,
      Thanks for the detailed review.I have added a quick preview video and made some changes to my slides.Kindly have a look at it and let me know.

  • pulkit k (@kpulkit29) Proposer 23 days ago (edited 23 days ago)

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thanks for the detailed review.I have added a quick preview video and made some changes to my slides.Kindly have a look at it and let me know.

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