…act rarely makes breaking changes to their code — look at the Context API if you don’t believe me — so when the React team announced its plans to deprecate the class component and its lifecycle methods, developers should trust that upgrading has serious benefits.
It’s really cool hearing other people’s experience learning hooks. Lots of great takeaways from this article.
One small thing, the React team is not planning to deprecate class components, as stated here: https://reactjs.org/blog/2018/11/27/react-16-roadmap.html#react-16x-q1-2019-the-one-with-hooks
> Hooks don’t deprecate classes. However, if Hooks are successful, it is possible that in a future major release class support might move to a separate package, reducing the default bundle size of React.