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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


The journey to learn how to make reusable components has come to the end.

We started from a deep study of the basics and seeing the differences between stateful and stateless components, and we saw an example of how to make a tightly coupled component reusable. We've looked at the internal state of a component and at when it is better to avoid using it. We learned the basics of prop types and applied those concepts to the reusable components we created.

Finally, we looked at how living style guides can help us to communicate better with other members of our team, to avoid creating duplicated components and to enforce consistency within the application.

We are now ready to learn the various techniques we can put in place to compose our components.