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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
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In this chapter, we learned how to compose our reusable components and make them communicate effectively.

Props are the way to decouple the components from each other and create a clean and well-defined interface.

Then, we went through some of the most interesting composition patterns in React.

The first one was the so-called Container and Presentational pattern, which helps us separate the logic from the presentation and create more specialized components with a single responsibility.

We saw how React tried to solve the problem of sharing functionalities between components with mixins. Unfortunately, mixins solve those problems by adding several other ones, and they affect the maintainability of our applications.

One way to achieve the same goal without adding complexity is using HoCs, which are functions that take a component and return an enhanced one.

The recompose library provides some useful HoCs that can be used along with our custom ones so that our components have as little logic...