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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


You have looked at the basics of server-side rendering with React and you can use the project we created as a starting point for a real app.

However, you may think that there is too much boilerplate and that you are required to know too many different tools to run a simple Universal application with React.

This is a common feeling, called JavaScript Fatigue, as described in the introduction to this book.

Luckily, Facebook developers and other companies in the React community are working very hard to improve the DX and make the life of developers easier. You should have used create-react-app at this point to try out the examples in the previous chapters, and you should understand how it makes it very simple to create and run React applications without requiring developers to learn many technologies and tools.

Now, create-react-app does not support SSR yet, but there's a company called Zeit who created a tool called Next.js, which makes it incredibly easy to generate Universal applications...