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FCC Zipline Series 102: Build a Random Quote Machine | The React Way

This time, we are going to be building a Random Quote Machine. We must code a page that replicates the functionalities present here. The user stories that we must fulfil are the following:

  • As a user, I can click a button to show me a new random quote.
  • Bonus: As a user, I can press a button to tweet out a quote.

I’m going to take this chance to let you take a peek into React. If you just want the walk-through for the vanilla JavaScript version, take a look at this other post.

You may, or may not have heard about React before, but it’s getting quite popular as of late. It’s a library made by the guys at Facebook, who describe it as the following:

React: A JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

It’s a front-end framework similar to Angular, Ember or Backbone (someone reading this is probably orchestrating my assassination right now, bear with me please) but not quite so. In a MVC (Model View Controller) architecture, we could say that react is our V (View).

Hopefully, this exercise will grant you some insight into what React is and how it operates at a basic level; and help you decide whether to give it a shot or not. I’m also putting up an AngularJS and vanilla JavaScript version of this same exercise, in case you’re more interested in those.