hands-on lab

Developing Applications Using ReactJS

Up to 8h
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Lab description

This laboratory is contributed and maintained independently by a third-party (QA).  It may contain imperfections in the instructions due to the passage of time.

ReactJS is one of the most known and used JavaScript frontend libraries. This lab is designed to show you how to create user interfaces using the ReactJS library. It will discuss how ReactJS can be used to create reusable, interactive UI components, single-page applications using React Router, and an introduction to Flux and Redux. The aim of the lab is for delegates to develop their skills, knowledge, and understanding so that they can confidently use ReactJS to create user interfaces.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Set up a ReactJS development environment
  • Creating components using JSX
  • Understand what props and state are in ReactJS
  • Manage component lifecycles
  • Work with forms and events
  • Be confident with the usage of React Router
  • Integrate Redux in a ReactJS application

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Individuals who want to learn about ReactJS
  • Developers who need to use ReactJS in real-world projects
  • Individuals who want to improve their ReactJS skills


To make the most of this lab, you should already have intermediate JavaScript and ES6 skills. Completion of the Web Development Fundamentals - JavaScript lab is highly recommended to satisfy this prerequisite.


July 2nd, 2020 - Enabled direct browser RDP connection for a streamlined experience

About the author
Ed Wright, opens in a new tab
Senior Learning Consultant
Learning paths

Ed is an Outstanding Trainer in Software Development, with a passion for technology and its uses and holding more than 10 years’ experience.

Previous roles have included being a Delivery Manager, Trainer, ICT teacher, and Head of Department. Ed continues to develop existing and new courses, primarily in web design using: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, and OOP (Java), Programming Foundations (Python), and DevOps (Git, CI/CD, etc). Ed describes himself as practically minded, a quick learner, and a problem solver who pays great attention to detail. 

Ed’s specialist area is training in Emerging Technologies, within Web Development. Ed mainly delivers courses in JavaScript covering vanilla JS, ES2015+, TypeScript, Angular, and React (the latter is authored by Ed) and has delivered on behalf of Google for PWAs. Ed has also developed a new suite of PHP courses and has extensive experience with HTML/CSS and MySQL. 

Ed is responsible for delivering QA’s Programming Foundations course using the Eclipse IDE. His skillset extends into the DevOps sphere, where he is able to deliver courses based around Agile/Scrum practices, version control, and CI/CD.

Covered topics
Lab steps
Starting the Developing Applications Using ReactJS Exercises
Setting up ReactJS
Creating Components with JSX
Props and State
Component Lifecycles
Forms and Events
Working with Datasets
Single Page Applications
Using React with Redux