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Redux Quick Start Guide

By : James Lee, Tao Wei, Suresh Kumar Mukhiya
Book Image

Redux Quick Start Guide

By: James Lee, Tao Wei, Suresh Kumar Mukhiya

Overview of this book

Starting with a detailed overview of Redux, we will follow the test-driven development (TDD) approach to develop single-page applications. We will set up JEST for testing and use JEST to test React, Redux, Redux-Sage, Reducers, and other components. We will then add important middleware and set up immutableJS in our application. We will use common data structures such as Map, List, Set, and OrderedList from the immutableJS framework. We will then add user interfaces using ReactJS, Redux-Form, and Ant Design. We will explore the use of react-router-dom and its functions. We will create a list of routes that we will need in order to create our application, and explore routing on the server site and create the required routes for our application. We will then debug our application and integrate Redux Dev tools. We will then set up our API server and create the API required for our application. We will dive into a modern approach to structuring our server site components in terms of Model, Controller, Helper functions, and utilities functions. We will explore the use of NodeJS with Express to build the REST API components. Finally, we will venture into the possibilities of extending the application for further research, including deployment and optimization.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Chapter 1. Understanding Redux

With the great prevalence of web applications and companies transforming from traditional desktop-based systems to web-based systems, there are now a multitude of opportunities on the World Wide Web. There are various programming languages for server-side scripting (SSR), client-side scripting, presentation logic (HTML and CSS), and query languages. JavaScript is one of the most popular languages on the web, and it encompasses several frameworks that assist in its development, compilation, and production. React is one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks, and it is developed and distributed by Facebook. While React helps in building highly sophisticated, interactive user interfaces, Redux, on the other hand, is getting very popular in the frontend community for state management. In this chapter, we will get you familiarized with React, the concept of functional programming, the major components of Redux, and how to get started with it.

We will discuss the following topics in this chapter:

  • The need for Redux 
  • The concept of functional programming
  • The components of Redux
  • Getting started with Redux
  • Setting up the project