Learn by example: sample SharePoint Framework client-side web parts illustrating SharePoint CRUD operations published by SharePoint Patterns and Practices.
SharePoint Framework natively support building Client-Side Web Parts using React. Here is a sample Web Part illustrating the different pieces of a Client-Side Web Part built using React.
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