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React Design Patterns and Best Practices

By : Michele Bertoli
Book Image

React Design Patterns and Best Practices

By: Michele Bertoli

Overview of this book

Taking a complete journey through the most valuable design patterns in React, this book demonstrates how to apply design patterns and best practices in real-life situations, whether that’s for new or already existing projects. It will help you to make your applications more flexible, perform better, and easier to maintain – giving your workflow a huge boost when it comes to speed without reducing quality. We’ll begin by understanding the internals of React before gradually moving on to writing clean and maintainable code. We’ll build components that are reusable across the application, structure applications, and create forms that actually work. Then we’ll style React components and optimize them to make applications faster and more responsive. Finally, we’ll write tests effectively and you’ll learn how to contribute to React and its ecosystem. By the end of the book, you’ll be saved from a lot of trial and error and developmental headaches, and you will be on the road to becoming a React expert.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
React Design Patterns and Best Practices
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 10. About Testing and Debugging

React, thanks to components, makes it easy to test our applications. There are many different tools that we can use to create tests with React and we'll cover the most popular ones to understand the benefits they provide.

Jest is an all-in-one testing framework solution, maintained by Christopher Pojer from Facebook and contributors within the community, and aims to give you the best developer experience; but you can decide to create a custom setup with Mocha as well. We will look at both ways of building the best test environment.

You'll learn the difference between Shallow rendering and full DOM rendering with both TestUtils and Enzyme, how Snapshot Testing works, and how to collect some useful code coverage information.

Once the tools and their functionalities are well understood, we will cover a component from the Redux repository with tests and we'll look at some common testing solutions that can be applied in complex scenarios.

At the end of the...