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MERN Quick Start Guide

By : Eddy Wilson Iriarte Koroliova
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Book Image

MERN Quick Start Guide

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By: Eddy Wilson Iriarte Koroliova

Overview of this book

The MERN stack is a collection of great tools—MongoDB, Express.js, React, and Node—that provide a strong base for a developer to build easily maintainable web applications. With each of them a JavaScript or JavaScript-based technology, having a shared programming language means it takes less time to develop web applications. This book focuses on providing key tasks that can help you get started, learn, understand, and build full-stack web applications. It walks you through the process of installing all the requirements and project setup to build client-side React web applications, managing synchronous and asynchronous data flows with Redux, and building real-time web applications with Socket.IO, RESTful APIs, and other concepts. This book gives you practical and clear hands-on experience so you can begin building a full-stack MERN web application. Quick Start Guides are focused, shorter titles that provide a faster paced introduction to a technology. They are for people who don't need all the detail at this point in their learning curve. The presentation has been streamlined to concentrate on the things you really need to know.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Working with React.PureComponent

React.PureComponent is similar to React.Component. The difference is that React.Component implements the shouldComponentUpdate life cycle method internally to make a shallow comparison of the state and props to decide if the component should update or not.

Getting ready

In this recipe, you will write two components, one extending React.PureComponent, and another extending React.Component, in order to see how they behave when the same properties are passed to them. Before you start, create a new package.json file with the following content:

  "scripts": { 
    "start": "parcel serve -p 1337 index.html" 
  "devDependencies": {