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Kudzai Murimi
Kudzai Murimi

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Explanation of React JS hook!

React Hooks are functions that allow you to use state and other React features in functional components. Hooks were introduced in React 16.8 and provide a way to reuse stateful logic across multiple components.

Here are some commonly used React Hooks:

  1. useState: This hook allows you to add state to your functional components. It takes an initial state value and returns an array with two elements: the current state value and a function to update that state value.

  2. useEffect: This hook allows you to perform side effects in your components, like fetching data or subscribing to events. It is called after every render of the component and takes a function as its argument.

  3. useContext: This hook allows you to consume a context that you have created using the React.createContext function.

  4. useRef: This hook allows you to create a reference to a DOM element or a value that persists between renders.

  5. useCallback: This hook allows you to memoize a function so that it is only re-created when its dependencies change.

  6. useMemo: This hook allows you to memoize a value so that it is only re-calculated when its dependencies change.

  7. useReducer: This hook allows you to manage state in more complex scenarios, where you need to update state based on previous state or perform actions based on state changes.

  8. useStateContext: This is a custom hook that allows you to use state and dispatch from a context provider. It is usually used with the useReducer hook and allows you to create more complex state management systems.

These are just a few of the many hooks available in React. By using hooks, you can create more powerful and reusable components in your React applications.

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