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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

Container and Presentational pattern

In the last chapter, we saw how to take a coupled component and make it reusable step by step.

In this section, we will see how to apply a similar pattern to our components to make them more clean and maintainable.

React components typically contain a mix of logic and presentation.

By logic, we refer to anything that is unrelated to the UI, such as API calls, data manipulation, and event handlers.

The presentation is, instead, the part inside the render method where we create the elements to be displayed on the UI.

In React, there is a simple and powerful pattern, known as Container and Presentational, which we can apply when creating components that help us to separate those two concerns.

Creating well-defined boundaries between logic and presentation not only makes components more reusable, but it provides many other benefits, which you will learn about in this section.

Again, one of the best ways to learn new concepts is by seeing practical examples, so let...