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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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CSS Modules

If you feel that inline styles are not a suitable solution for your project and your team, but you still want to keep the styles as close as possible to your components, there is a solution for you, called CSS Modules.


Before diving into CSS Modules and learning how it works, it is important to understand how it was created and the tools that support it.

In Chapter 2, Clean Up Your Code, we looked at how we can write ES2015 code and transpile it using Babel and its presets. As soon as the application grows, you may want to split your code base into modules as well.

To divide the application into small modules that you can import whenever you need them, while still creating a big bundle for the browser, you can use a tool such as Browserify or Webpack. These tools are called module bundlers, and what they do is load all the dependencies of your application into a single bundle that can be executed in the browser, which does not have any concept of modules (yet).

Webpack is...