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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
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Communication between components

Reusing functions is one of our goals as developers, and we have seen how React makes it easy to create reusable components.

Reusable components can be shared across multiple domains of your application to avoid duplication.

Small components with a clean interface can be composed together to create complex applications that are powerful and maintainable at the same time.

Composing React components is pretty straightforward; you just have to include them in the render method:

const Profile = ({ user }) => ( 
    <Picture profileImageUrl={user.profileImageUrl} /> 
    <UserName name={} screenName={user.screenName} /> 
Profile.propTypes = { 
  user: React.PropTypes.object, 

For example, you can create a Profile component by simply composing a Picture component to display the profile image and a UserName component to display the name and the screen name...