useEffect and its
dependency array

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Cake Engineering - 03 March 2021

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  • What is useEffect?
  • An example of useEffect has bug 🐛
  • Find out the root cause and fix the bug
  • Closing notes


The Effect Hook lets you perform side effects in function components

useEffect(() => {
  return () => {
}, [])


 A side effect is when a function alters some external state that is not the intended return value.

  • Data fetching
  • Setting up a subscription
  • Manually changing the DOM


  • Need clean up
  • Don't need clean up

React always clean up the previous effect before applying the next effect.




  • Every time we re-render, we schedule a new effect, replacing the previous one.


  • Whenever the value inside the dependency array changes, React cleans up the previous effect and applies the new one.

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