An Introduction to React in APEX

Session Number: 8634
Track: Application Express
Sub-Categorization: JavaScript
Session Type: Tips, Techniques and Tuning
Primary Presenter: Vincent Morneau [Front-End Lead - Insum ]
Time: Jun 25, 2019 (08:50 AM - 09:50 AM)
Room: 615, Level 6

Speaker Bio: Vincent Morneau is a blogger, speaker, and the lead front-end developer at Insum, the world's largest APEX development team. He is also a big fan of open-source coding, and he systematically shares any piece of code that he finds valuable on his GitHub account at He also shares his vision through Twitter at @vincentmorneau and his blog at
Technologies or Products Used: APEX, JavaScript, React

Session Summary for Attendees:  There's a war going on in the world of front-end frameworks. React has had a steady rise to the top in the past couple of years. Its competitors, such as Vue.js and Angular, have failed to dethrone it. jQuery, the old king, is dying. Nonetheless, APEX heavily relies on jQuery behind the scenes. How sustainable can this be for the future?

React is an easy to learn, declarative, component-based front-end framework that could propel APEX to a whole new level in the market. This session is about:
• Getting started with React
• Basic features, syntax, and concepts
• Understanding React components
• Replacing jQuery code with React in an APEX app

Is this what the future of APEX front-end looks like?