The hooks api is a game-changing new framework introduced by the Facebook team in React 16.8. It represents a radical foray into a totally new paradigm of React.js development.
Notes on Hooks
Hooks are like primitive composable components for React.
With hooks, instead of using ES2015 classes and complex third party frameworks such as Redux, we can use simple
function() expressions throughout.
They are more functional - essentially they trade the complexity of how classes work for the complexity of how closures work. Hooks are more consistent with functional programming.
I had previously associated side-effects with a negative connotation, but in this context, side-effects are very much intentional. A side-effect, or simply effect is employed anytime we perform a fetch operation or write something out to the console in a class component.
One of the most exciting parts of the Hooks API is the global state functionality. With
useState, we have native functionality in React that might finally make it possible to avoid Redux entirely.
At long last, React developers can make use of global state without cluttering up our applications with loads of messy
connect functions and the 10 pounds of actions, reducers, and lifecycle triggers code it takes to get an ounce of functionality in React.