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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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The journey through data fetching in React has come to an end and now you know how to send and retreive data to and from API endpoints.

We saw how data flow works in React and why the approach it enforces can make our applications simple and clean.

We went through some of the most common patterns to make child and parent communicate using callbacks.

We learned how we can use a common parent to share data across components that are not directly connected.

In the second section, we started with a simple component, which was able to load data from GitHub, and we made it reusable, thanks to HoC.

We have now mastered the techniques that let us abstract the logic away from components so that we can make them as dumb as possible, improving their testability.

Finally, we learned how we can use react-refetch to apply data fetching patterns to our components and avoid reinventing the wheel.

In the next chapter, we will see how to work with React effectively in the browser.