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Discussion on: 🔥 Learn React in 10 Tweets (with hooks)

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Seanmclem

Hooks help functions replace classes only when those class components used state or life cycle. Otherwise it could have used a functional component all along and that's always been the alternative to classes. I'm not sure what my point was anymore but it's fun to discuss

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:) Yes - you're correct; the main use case for hooks is state or lifecycle (useEffect). You can also use useRef for reference though, useContext for context, and a few other things - but useState is probably most of the usage.