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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
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Now, our HoC works as expected and we can reuse it across the code base without any problems.

The question is, What should we do if we need more features?

For example, we may want to post some data to the server or fetch the data again when the props change.

Also, we may not want to load the data on componentDidMount and apply some lazy loading patterns instead.

We could obviously write all the features we need, but there is an existing library that has a lot of useful functionalities, and it is ready to be used.

The library is called react-refetch, and it is maintained by developers from Heroku.

Let's see how we can use it effectively to replace our HoC.

From the previous section, we have a List component, which is a stateless functional component that can receive a collection of gists; it displays the description for each one of them:

const List = ({ data: gists }) => ( 
    { => ( 
      <li key={}>{gist.description}...