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Learning Redux

By : Daniel Bugl
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Learning Redux

By: Daniel Bugl

Overview of this book

The book starts with a short introduction to the principles and the ecosystem of Redux, then moves on to show how to implement the basic elements of Redux and put them together. Afterward, you are going to learn how to integrate Redux with other frameworks, such as React and Angular. Along the way, you are going to develop a blog application. To practice developing growing applications with Redux, we are going to start from nothing and keep adding features to our application throughout the book. You are going to learn how to integrate and use Redux DevTools to debug applications, and access external APIs with Redux. You are also going to get acquainted with writing tests for all elements of a Redux application. Furthermore, we are going to cover important concepts in web development, such as routing, user authentication, and communication with a backend server After explaining how to use Redux and how powerful its ecosystem can be, the book teaches you how to make your own abstractions on top of Redux, such as higher-order reducers and middleware. By the end of the book, you are going to be able to develop and maintain Redux applications with ease. In addition to learning about Redux, you are going be familiar with its ecosystem, and learn a lot about JavaScript itself, including best practices and patterns.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

First steps with React

In the previous section, you learned how to create simple HTML elements with React, through React.createElement. Toward the end, you learned how to do the same thing with JSX.

In this section, you are going to learn more about creating simple as well as more advanced React components.

Creating a simple React element

Just like other JavaScript values, you can store React elements in a variable/constant:

const greeting = <h1>hello world!</h1>

If you have JSX code that spans across multiple lines, you can wrap it in ( and ) brackets, as follows:

const greeting = (
    hello world!

There is something else that makes JSX special—you can embed JavaScript expressions...