The Hitchhikers Guide to Refs (dev.to)
Mar 14, 2019
React has this feature called refs. A ref is what the React docs call an "escape hatch", and lets you interact with instances of stuff. They should be used sparingly, but can be pretty useful at times.
Refs in React: All you need to know! (hackernoon.com)
Aug 14, 2017
Last evening while looking into a popular react library, I came across ‘refs’ and even knowing it how it works i wasn’t quite convinced with my understanding so decided to dive more deeper into it and finally sharing my thoughts with you people.
When to use React's Ref on a DOM node in React (robinwieruch.de)
Mar 22, 2017
What about the ref attribute in React.js? This article gives you clarification around the ref attribute to access DOM nodes in React. It shows you how you can use it, when you should use it and where it can be used and where it shouldn't be used.