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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

Living style guides

Creating reusable components with a clear API is great to avoid duplicating code across the application, but that is not the only reason why you should focus on reusability.

In fact, creating simple and clean components that accept clear props and that are decoupled from the data is the best way to share a library of base components with the rest of the team. Your base generic and reusable components represent your palette of ready-to-use components that you can share with other developers and designers on your team.

For example, in the previous section we created a generic list with title and text, and since it is decoupled from the data it shows, we can use it many times within the app just by passing the right props. If a new list of categories has to be implemented, we just pass a collection of categories to the list component, and it's done.

The problem is that sometimes is not easy for new developers to find out if components already exist or if new ones are needed...