Dependency Arrays for Days: The React UseEffect Hook Explained by a Beginner for Beginners

UseEffect in full effect.

Unburdened by the Knowledge

Here’s Your E-Book on the UseEffect Hook

Here’s the general useEffect hook syntax.

This is Where the Dependency Array Comes Into Play

Here, with my empty dependency array, I’m requesting 5 random images of dogs once.
Here, with dogBreedName inside my dependency array, I’m making an API call every time dogBreedName updates.

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