My Dealings with Event Handlers
August 30, 2019
This has been easy at times but harder as the topics get more complicated and I continue to grow as a developer. One of the topics that have been difficult but interesting is how Event Handlers are dealt with in React.
To give a little bit of background info on this particular topic:
Event handlers help keep track of every action performed by the user. This can be anything from resizing a window, clicking on links, a page scrolling, all of which are processed by event handlers.
The naming of events in React are of great importance, and adding events is similiar to how they are added to DOM elements.
Synthetic events play a role, as they are needed to provide event details and can be passed into event handlers as well as callback functions.
Defining events using JSX: use the camelCase event with the handler or callback function as the property of the JSX that is a placeholder for the element in React.
My first exposure to event handlers came in the form of tutorials in the Learn ReactJS course on Codecademy. While it was only a small preview, that part of the lesson gave me insight into updating parent and child components in React through the use of event handlers. Continuing onward, I want to make sure that the concepts that I am being exposed to will help me in the implementation aspect when building new projects. I have a long way to go with becoming stronger in React, and while this topic was a challenge, determining the logic behind it helped to broaden my understanding and increase my knowledge base.