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Cheatsheet for React lifecycle and update cycle methods
Lifecycle: | Update:
Mounting and Unmounting | New Props or State
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getDefaultProps() | componentWillReceiveProps()*
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getInitialState() | shouldComponentUpdate()
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componentWillMount() | componentWillUpdate()
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render() | render()
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----------------------- DOM Mutations Complete ----------------------
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componentDidMount() | componentDidUpdate()
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componentWillUnmount() |
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*Called only with new props
nevinm commented Sep 25, 2016

Could you also add where the DOM mutations are best to be done. Also where the state shouldn't be updated.

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