LearnuseEffect By Example

Get confident with using useEffect in an afternoon.

With 8 concise chapters, and code examples.

IntroducinguseEffect By Example

You're afraid that adding dependencies to useEffect's dependency array will result in chaos: stale data being displayed by your components, or worse: infinite re-renders. You even wonder if you should leave the code as it is. Telling the product manager that the feature can't be updated isn't as bad as dealing with unwanted effects, is it?

You know that it's possible to write bug-free useEffect code, you just don't think YOU can do it.

But what if you could? What if your useEffects ran predictably? What if you knew exactly what the dependency array was for? You could use useEffect with confidence that it does what you expect it to. Imagine!

It's true, using useEffect can be confusing, and easily results in infinite re-renders... but it doesn't have to.

Get the hang of using useEffect like a pro, with useEffect By Example.

You'll learn how to use useEffect to fetch data, and avoid pesky race conditions. Take the guesswork out of using the dependency array, and prevent infinite re-renders through the use of useCallback and useMemo, while also keeping ESLint happy.

Just block out an afternoon, buy a copy of useEffect By Example, and you'll be using useEffect with the confidence that it does exactly what you expect in no time.


  • Foreword
  • Changelog
  • Requirements
  • Code Examples
  • Understanding useEffect
    • Introducing side-effects, and the point of useEffect
  • Fetching Data
    • Fetching data from an API with useEffect
  • Introducing the dependency array
    • Using props to control what we're fetching
  • Preventing Race Conditions with useEffect
    • No more stale data - Ensure your UI always shows the correct values
  • useCallback for useEffect
    • Finally figure out how to stop infinite loops when using useEffect
  • useMemo for useEffect
    • Finally figure out what useMemo is for
  • useState and useEffect
    • Learn how useState can be used safely with useEffect without causing infinite loops
  • The ESLint Plugin
    • Armed with the lessons in this book, you can finally listen to what the eslint-plugin says
  • Final Thoughts

Note: As I receive feedback from readers, I may update the book from time to time. The scope of the changes will be described in the Changelog, and you will be notified of any updates.


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What's included

  • eBook in PDF format (light & dark mode)

  • Full code examples (on CodeSandbox and GitHub)

  • 47 pages of content

  • Access to all future updates

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About the author

Hey, I'm Max!

I've been building React apps professionally for four years, a professional web developer for the last ten years, and writing code in some form or another since I was 13 years old (I used to write scripts to automate online games).

Outside of business hours I write about React, and provide advice that hopefully helps improve your career at MaxRozen.com.

If you'd like to get in touch with me, email and twitter are your best bets.

Max Rozen

Frequently asked questions

Isn't $19 a bit much for a book on useEffect?

Count up how much time you've spent in the past two weeks searching Google, checking Stack Overflow, and asking colleagues to figure out why useEffect isn't doing what you expect.

If it's more than 15 minutes, this book will save you money!

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